The Dragon Quest X offline PS4, PS5, and PC demo is live now in Japan. While the Steam product page is region-locked, people with PlayStation Store accounts can access the trial outside the country. This comes more than a month after the RPG’s debut on September 15, 2022. The demo doesn’t appear to be live on the Switch Japan eStore yet. [Thanks, Gematsu!]
As with other Square Enix demos, like the one for Harvestellapeople keep data from the Dragon Quest X offline trial can be carried to the full game. It starts at the very beginning where the player is living a peaceful life with his sibling. After Nelgel’s attacks, the two of you are separated. The player then gets the chance to be a hero after their soul is placed in an entirely new body.
There is no worldwide release announcement for Dragon Quest X offline still or English version confirmed. It is based on the Japan-exclusive MMORPG that debuted on the Wii in 2012, before eventually also heading to other platforms such as the 3DS, Switch, Wii U, PS4, computer, and mobile devices. This treatment of the adventure involves chibi forms of characters, as well as a new episode and new characters like Garmy and Fifi.
Here’s a trailer showing what it looks like:
Dragon Quest X offline is available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5 and PC in Japan.