With the conclusion last week of the “Glory Hidden in the Darkness” questline, Dragon Quest X was scheduled to start a new one this week, and that’s, in fact, what happened.
Today (it’s already Thursday in Japan) Square Enix is going to implement the first episode of the questline “The Singing Prince“, titled “It’s in the Royal Book!”
The new questline is centered around the Vernad castle in the Uena islands.
The local matriarchal tradition dictates that only princesses can become queens of the islands, but prince Odis aims to become king despite being male. To achieve that goal he’ll have to learn the “Song of Grace” and manage to sing it together with the current queen.
Of course things aren’t as easy as they seem, and players will have to help him out in a rather hilarious story of reversal of gender roles (that, I bet, will drive some usual suspects mad, even if there’s the distinct possibility that they won’t notice until the game lands on the western shores). The title of the questline itself (in Japanese it’s “Uta Ooji”) is a pun on the usual definition “Uta Hime” that literally means “Singing Princess” and is often used as an equivalent of “Diva” for famous idols and characters like Hatsune Miku.
Above and below you can see the usual batch of three screenshots from the Wii U version, portraying the new quest, prince Odis and his demanding mother.