Dragon Quest X Offline First Expansion Detailed
Square Enix provided new details and screenshots for its first expansion to Dragon Quest X Offline. The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Ally is based on the same first expansion as the original Dragon Quest X MMORPG and will release in Japan on May 26, 2023. The Offline version will include new story content not included in the original release, plus new optional battle content.
The expansion is said to include a similar amount of content to the base game and takes players to the new land of Rendashia. To access the new content, players will need to load a clear save file. They will receive a new quest that takes them to the harbor city Rendoa, from which they can board the Grand Titus to travel to Rendashia.
The Offline expansion introduces a new party member, the “Hero Princess” Anlucia. She is the princess of the Gran Zedora Kingdom, the largest nation in Rendashia, and has awakened with the Hero vocation, letting her use both offensive and healing magic. The added story content focuses on Anlucia, as well as her older brother Prince Toma, the sage Luchenda, and Luchenda’s servant Milt.
Rendashia is a vast land, rivalling the size of all five continents in the base game put together. In order to get around, players will have the help of a rideable flying dragon. Key areas in Rendashia include the Mersandi Area, a thriving agricultural region; the Seled Area, a mountainous region with a busy town and a notable temple; the Al-Agun Area, a largely desolate desert home to ancient tombs that still has a kingdom in its centre with its own monster battle arena; and the Gran Zedora Area, home to Anlucia’s kingdom. Each of these areas has its own characters and story elements.
Dragon Quest X Offline is a single-player version of Dragon Quest X and released in Japan on September 15, 2022, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. No announcement has been made regarding a possible western release for Dragon Quest X Offline.