Nintendo Talks Dragon Quest X in Latest Direct Broadcast
Posted by Katy Ellis
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Nintendo has published its latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, this time focusing on the upcoming Japanese release Dragon Quest X. The broadcast began with an introduction from Satoru Iwata, and then included gameplay commentary from Dragon Quest designer Yuji Horii, series producer Yousuke Saito and director Jin Fujisawa, who you might recognise from last Monday's Iwata Asks: Dragon Quest X.
The first section of the gameplay commentary shows off the player creation and customisation features. After choosing which gender you would like to play as, the video shows the five different race classes you can choose from: Ogre, Dwarf, Elf, Wedi and Pukuripo. You can then change the size, colour, hair style and colour, face shape, eye shape and eye colour — plus, of course, the name of your character.
The next segment showed off some scenes from the current beta test version of the game, showing the vast landscapes and colourful cast of characters associated with the series. The thirty-seven minutes of footage also portrays Dragon Quest X's combat system, MMO themed elements and a discussion and Q&A at the end of the gameplay scenes.
At the end of the broadcast (roughly 34 minutes in) there is also a stunningly beautiful section of computer generated video footage, which seems to be Dragon Quest X's introduction video. Enjoy!