Square Enix has given Dragon Quest X a release date for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions on September 21. At least, for Japanese players anyway.
Square Enix made the announcement as part of a livestream event, during which the publisher showcased the first footage of the MMO running on a Switch console at about the 29:17 mark. That footage is then immediately followed by PS4 footage just over 31 minutes in.
As reported by Gematsu, the PS4 and Switch versions will cost ¥ 4,800 each. The PS4 version requires a ¥ 1,500 monthly fee for five characters, while the Switch version will cost between ¥ 1,000 and ¥ 1,500 a month for three to five characters. Both versions will be available as the "All in One Package" edition, which includes Version 1, Version 2 and Version 3.
Additionally, Square Enix will run a beta test for the PS4 and Switch versions from July 19 to August 10. Those who'd like to participate in the beta can apply right here.
The launch of Square's Dragon Quest MMORPG will follow closely behind release of Dragon Quest XI, which launches in Japan for both PlayStation 4 and 3DS on July 29th. While the PS4 and 3DS versions will be available separately, Square Enix will also release a bundle for both versions of the game for those who just cannot decide. Sony will release a very Dragon Quest PS4 in commemoration of the launch.
And while we still don't know if Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI will come to the west, it is worth noting that Dragon Quest Builders producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto said last year that Square Enix is "committed" to releasing more Dragon Quest titles outside of Japan.
If you're interested in catching up with the villains of Dragon Quest XI in the off chance you get to take the game for a spin, you can check them out here.