Square Enix has officially announced Dragon Quest X for Wii U and Wii, for release in 2012.
Sharing the first details on the new instalment at a Japan press conference, the publisher confirmed that X - full title 'Dragon Quest X Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku' - is an online RPG in which players "form parties and co-exist with other players in an online world".
Developed internally at Square Enix, DQX will see a Wii U release with updated visuals, the firm said, but both Wii U and Wii versions will support cross-platform play.
The game will support the full gamut of Wii controls - Wiimote and Nunchuck, Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro - and also includes functionality to plug in a USB keyboard.
Official documents for the title also list a "usage fee" under TBA, suggesting Nintendo fans are going to have to pay a subscription charge for the game.
Dragon Quest X will also support some connectivity with Nintendo 3DS, the publisher said, adding that it's thinking about implementing Spot Pass character exchanges on the handheld.
Details on a public beta test for Dragon Quest X will be revealed shortly, Square Enix concluded.