A quest for North America?
Let’s start off being extremely clear about this. There is no official announcement from Square Enix about a localization of Dragon Quest X Offline. What we do have is a new sliver of hope that one is coming, and it’s based on speculation at this point.
Dragon Quest X first came onto the scene all the way back in 2012 for the Wii. The game made its way to Wii U, 3DS and Switch over the years, but never outside of Japan. While many gave up hope of a localization for Dragon Quest X years ago, a new trailer from Square Enix Asia might be worth getting excited about.
Square Enix Asia has shared a new trailer for Dragon Quest X Offline, and it shows a release set for Spring 2024. These trailers mention PS4, PS5 and Steam versions, but Nintendo usually steps in to handle publishing of Dragon Quest games, so there’s no need for concern there. While this trailer doesn’t mention localization of any kind, Asian-specific release trailers have been a very good indicator in the past that an English localization is in the works.
Hopefully all this speculation leads to an official announcement, as it would be wonderful to have a crack at this game 10+ years after it initially launched. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and let you know if a confirmation comes around.