Square Enix has released new information and screenshots for Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline introducing the early-game story and characters.
Get the details below.
■ The Characters You Encounter at the Beginning of the Story
For this update, we will introduce the characters you encounter at the beginning of the story. What fate awaits the protagonist, who is born as a human and spends their days with their sibling in the peaceful village of Tenton…?
A Peaceful Life on the Isolated, Human-Inhabited Tenton Island
Your adventure in Dragon Quest X Offline starts in the human-inhabited village of Tenton. The protagonist is a young person born into this village, living out a peaceful everyday life with their curious sibling.
—The protagonist lives alone with their sibling in the village of Tenton. They have been experimenting with alchemy, but constantly fail.
—Simple homes line the village of Tenton. The villagers do not trade with other continents and live a self-sufficient life.
—The village priestess, Tenda, has formed a barrier to hide the village from the eyes of monsters, allowing it to maintain its peace.
—The protagonist’s parents passed away 10 years ago. Since then, they have lived alone with their sibling.
Brother or Sister: The Choice is Yours!
At the beginning of the game, the player can choose a name and appearance for their sibling. You can even choose the “Adult” body type to have them be their older sibling.
—How you customize your sibling will also affect their dialogue.
“Great Calamity” and “Fated Ruin” Suddenly Foretold
One day, the village priestess Tenda tells the villagers of a terrible prophecy: “The village will soon be destroyed by a Great Calamity.” To escape this “Fated Ruin,” Tenda tasks the protagonist with finding the “Flowers of Tenth.”
The priestess of Tenton village and grandmother of Singh. She is able to hear the Galapagod’s prophecies.
A guardian deity that has watched over the village of Tenton for 1,000 years. It looks like a huge turtle.
A mild-mannered young man who grew up in the protagonist’s home village. He takes great care of his grandmother, the village priestess Tenda.
—Tenda delivers the prophecy of the “Great Calamity” to a crowd of terrified villagers.
—In order to save their village, the protagonist, Tenda’s grandson Singh, and the protagonist’s sibling set off in search of the legendary spirit plant known as the “Flowers of Tenth.”
The “Great Calamity” and the Protagonist’s Reincarnation into the Five Races
Awaiting the protagonist and company when they return is a Tenton engulfed in flames by Nelgel the Netherlord. Unable to fight back against their “Fated Ruin,” the protagonist dies. However, a mysterious power guides their soul and reincarnates them as one of the five races… And so begins your grand adventure to unravel Nelgel’s plans and regain your human form!
—Nelgel the Netherlord
The Netherlord who wields a huge sickle. He barges into the village of Tenton with a a troop of monsters in tow.
—The village of Tenton is destroyed by monsters.
—Facing insurmountable odds, the protagonist dies. But a ray of light appears…
—Awakened in a divine place, the protagonist is granted new life by a mysterious voice.
Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline is due out for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on September 15 in Japan. Read more about the game here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.