Dragon Quest X Gets First Nintendo Switch Gameplay, PS4 Gameplay; Release Dates Announced

Square Enix showcases the first look at Dragon Quest X on the Nintendo Switch, more footage on PS4, and the Japanese release dates for both versions.

May 27, 2017

During broadcast dedicated to Dragon Quest X, series creator Yuji Horii and Producer Yosuke Saito shared the first gameplay footage of the Nintendo Switch version of the game, on top of some new PS4 footage.

The video starts with the Switch version, showcasing fishing and combat with the undocked console in portable mode. The video is captured off screen, but it’s the first glimpse of the game on Nintendo’s new console.

After that, it switches to the PS4 version showing a flying mount, lovely environments and a boss battle. Here we get a mix of off-camera and direct feed footage.

Following the showcase of the footage (which you can enjoy at the bottom of the post), Horii-san and Saito-san announced the Japanese release dates and prices of both versions.


The PS4 version will release on August 17th, for 4,800 yen plus taxes. The Switch version will cost the same, but will launch later, on September 21st. Both versions will include the original game and the first two expansions.

We also get the announcement of the monthly fees for both versions. The PS4 version will cost 1,500 yen a month granting five character slots; The Nintendo Switch version will cost 1,000 or 1,500 yen a week, granting three or five character slots.

A beta test will also be launched between July 19th and August 10th. Registration just opened, and can be found here. Interestingly, the page indicates that the game requires 16 gigabytes of storage on both platforms. PS4 Pro will be supported.

And now, without further ado, you can check out the gameplay footage below, alongside the full recording of the broadcast. If you want to see more, you can enjoy a recent trailer, and more gameplay of the PS4 version.

If you’re interested in the Dragon Quest series, you can also enjoy new Dragon Quest XI gameplay showcased earlier today.

At the moment, unfortunately, there is no word on whether Dragon Quest X will ever be released in the west.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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