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Square Enix Considering Wii U Support For Dragon Quest X

CEO says company must consider supporting both the Wii and its successor with long awaited numbered DQ game.

80% of readers will click this image thinking that it's a screenshot of Dragon Quest X (it's just DQVIII -- no screens of DQX have been released yet).

UPDATE 6/23 -- The blog that served as the source for this story has since issued a clarification. Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada was not talking about looking into Wii U support for DQX, but about looking into general launch support for Wii U. More details here.

Dragon Quest X has been announced for the Wii, and Square Enix has repeatedly stated that it's going to be released on that platform. But it may have support for another platform as well.

During an shareholder's meeting today (a transcript was provided at this blog), Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada was asked about the logic of releasing DQX on the Wii when the system has passed its prime. Wada responded that Square Enix must consider making the game compatible with both the Wii and its successor, the Wii U. The company is currently doing technical investigations on how to support Wii U, said Wada.

Wada was also asked if he expects the Wii ports of Dragon Quest 1, 2 and 3 to actually sell, considering they're straight ports of the Famicom and Super Famicom versions. Wada's response was that the games are being left as is on purpose in order to celebrate the franchise's twenty-fifth anniversary.

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