I rarely get jealous of games that are exclusive to Japan – mostly because there isn’t much I can do about it. However, as both a Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV player, its hard not to be jealous at Square Enix’s latest announcement for their Dragon Quest-based MMORPG.
By now, you’re probably thinking, “Wait a sec, there’s a Dragon Quest MMORPG?” The answer would be yes, there is, and it is Dragon Quest X. Exclusive to Japan, it’s a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game published by Square Enix for the Wii, the Wii U, Windows, and eventually Android. Made to be accessible to everyone, even those who have never played such a game before. Anyway, enough of the summary, what does this have to do with FFXI and FFXIV?
Starting January 15th, players of Dragon Quest X will get to meet Shantotto, whom after a typically Shantotto-esque experiment gone askew has found herself lost in a new world. Players will be able to take part in a new quest with her which involves Gryshal Greens and her chocobo. Participating in the event allows players to collect several memorabilia, including an exclusive chocobo hat and an emote for Shantotto’s laugh.
Eventually, Shantotto finds her way back to Vana’diel which conveniently makes room for another Dragon Quest/Final Fantasy Crossover Event.
Kuplu Kopo, a moogle from the original release of Final Fantasy XIV, finds itself lost in the world of Dragon Quest X – perhaps explaining why the moogle is nowhere to be found in A Realm Reborn. In true Kuplu fashion, Dragon Quest players will assist the puff-ball creature in learning about the flowers of this strange world. Rumors are that there is also an emote associated with this event. I wonder what it could be?
The Kuplu Kopo event is scheduled to last until March 12th.