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  • Acclaimed Flop: It was well-received, but it has become the lowest selling Dragon Quest game in Japan by a wide margin.
  • Executive Meddling: Square Enix seem to be out to sabotage the game's chances of success outside of Japan, after it got a poor reception in Japan.
    • The game has an IP block, which means that only the Japanese player base can play it. The player base rose briefly when the block was dropped for a short period, but they just put it back up again.
      • This is in contrast to many, mostly free to play, online games like Phantasy Star Online 2, who apologise to their fanbase when there's ANY suggestion of IP blocking except when there is a localised version.
      • Fortunately, the IP block has been lifted in North America as of recently, so fans from that region can play the game (albeit in Japanese only). However, unfortunately, the ban still appears to be in place for Europe.
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    • They effectively skipped it in favour of a protracted localisation of Dragon Quest XI, which took an entire year in localisation, which would have been easily alleviated by simply releasing this game.
    • A recent update changed the original offline campaign into a side-quest in the online portion of the game, effectively rendering the fact it was the offline campaign logistically useless, and further incensing the western fanbase who, now, can't even play the game offline any more.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.":
    • The DQ Hero's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first international cameo of the Dragon Quest X hero.
    • Shortly afterward, the Tickington sidequests in Dragon Quest XI S featured the Western debut of the five races.
  • No Export for You: Despite the game being released and re-released on several platforms (including PC and 3DS) after initially debuting on the Wii and Wii U, no news of the game getting an international release was ever made.
    • Notably, the PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions are effectively region-free, meaning that there is SOME export capability for them, but not much.note 
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  • The Wiki Rule: The Dragon Quest Wiki, Wikia Dragon Quest Wiki, and a Dragon Quest X Wiki.


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