Dragon Quest X Offline’s Wena Islands Detailed
Square Enix released new details and screenshots from the upcoming Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline, its single-player version of MMORPG Dragon Quest X. The latest update introduces the Wena Islands, home of the game’s wetling race.
The Wena Islands are located in the southwest of the world of Astoltia and make up one of its five main continents. The islands feature pleasant beaches and lots of nature, with its northern islands including jungles, while the island of Nekojima is home to cat-like monsters who understand human speech.
The wetlings that live in the Wena Islands are known as the water people. They are adept at swimming and value relationships and songs. They have a unique custom for marriage, which sees the groom giving the bride a seashell, which is returned with a song from the bride. Perhaps due to their association with fish, they aren’t fond of cats.
Towns in the Wena Islands include Lane Village in the southeast and Julett Town on its central island. Verinard Castle Town is actually built on the water off of the northwestern island and can only be accessed by ferry or train. Ferrymen help travellers go between islands on canoes.
Fuser is a wetling party member who players will encounter in Lane Village and Julett Town. Other characters whom players will meet include Researcher Kinner, the opinionated Prince Odis, the solitary-living Julett Town resident Somya, and the traveling diviner Caslan. Players will also meet Queen Diore, who governs from Verinard Castle Town and uses the Song of Blessing to provide divine protection to Wena Island’s water.
Dragon Quest X Offline will launch in Japan for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch in the summer of 2022. Its first expansion, The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Ally, will follow in fall 2022. No announcement has been made regarding a possible western release for Dragon Quest X Offline.