Dragon Quest IX Coming To Wii As Well?

Last month we learned exactly how the connectivity between the Wii and DS would work in the upcoming Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, but if the latest rumor from Quartermann in the the January issue of EGM is to be believed, Square Enix will not stop there with the new technology. Our favorite gossip master has heard that the RPG giant will be bringing Dragon Quest IX: Protectors of the Starry Sky to the Wii as well as the DS.

While Dragon Quest IX being announced for the DS rather than a home console was a big enough surprise in the first place, fans of the long-running series were even more shocked to discover that this latest entry will sport faster-paced gameplay and a surprising MMO-lite option to play with up to four friends. Assuming this multiplayer mode works similarly to the DS-and-Wii-linking Echoes of Time, it makes sense that Square would bring DQIX to the console as well. The only question that remains is whether or not the Wii port will receive a graphical upgrade -- the Wii and DS versions of the new Crystal Chronicles are going to be identical, after all. Hopefully Square will confirm this news soon and give us more details.

In the mean time, check out 1UP's most recent preview of Dragon Quest IX for information on how the multiplayer team-ups will work and what else sets this apart from previous games in the franchise. And stay tuned for more Quartermann rumors throughout the week!

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Rick AstIey3701d ago (Edited 3701d ago )

I'm a PS3 fanboy but I'm sorry to say that IF this happens it'll be game over for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 in Japan. Dragon Quest is bigger than Final Fantasy and Monster Hunter over there.

Rock Bottom3701d ago

I bet they would have to downgrade the graphics. :p


Captain_Sony3701d ago

Seems a little late in development to make a move like this...Maybe DQ10 will be on Wii and you can link the DS game to it and use some of your old stuff or something.

blockhead17003701d ago

it would be a day one buy for me considering ive already preordred echoes of time i would also love this since i love anything by square

BrotherNick3701d ago

This, MH3, and Crystal Chronicles will make me happy :D

TheColbertinator3701d ago

Sounds good if its true.Square Enix should make more hardcore games for the Wii not just spin offs like Chocobo Fables

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