Dragon Quest X Looks Colorful on PS4 Pro, PS4 and Nintendo Switch; Watch Ten Hours of the Beta

Dragon Quest X's beta on PS4 and Switch has started, and the game looks rather shiny, despite its age.

July 30, 2017

Dragon Quest X will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Wednesday, and until now, at least among consoles, it has been the domain of Nintendo platforms. This is going to change soon, as the game is releasing on PS4 even before it hits the Switch, and the beta on both platforms has just begun in Japan.

If you want to see what it looks like on Sony’s consoles, and to be precisely on PS4 Pro, YouTube user motch51 provided two and a half hours of gameplay, showing various areas and features of the game.

The second video, courtesy of よれよれヨレナ, shows the beta on standard PS4.

On the other hand, if you want a look on the Switch version, you can check out almost three hours of gameplay in the third video, courtesy of YouTube user ようすけ海賊団【オレちゃん】.


Considering that the game will launch on PS4 just three weeks after Dragon Quest XI, which is probably going to sell in the gazillions in Japan, it’s quite likely that players will throw themselves en-masse at the MMORPG to extend their Dragon Quest experience at least for a while. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a large uptick for the population of Square Enix’s formerly Nintendo-centric MMORPG.

You can check out the videos below, and if you want to see more, you can also enjoy some recent screenshots, and some more, on top of a trailer also representing the Switch version.

The PS4 version of Dragon Quest X will release on August 17th. The Switch version will launch later, on September 21st. Both versions will include the original game and the first two expansions.

If you’re wondering about a western release, that’s starting to look less and less likely as the months and years pass, unless a super-successful launch of Dragon Quest XI next year creates a miracle.

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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