Dragon Quest X: The Five Awakening Races Online (ドラゴンクエストX 目覚めし五つの種族 オンライン Doragon Kuesuto Ten: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Onrain, lit. "Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online") is a Square Enix published video game for the Wii and Wii U. It is the successor to Dragon Quest IX for the Nintendo DS, and was announced during a Dragon Quest conference on December 10th of 2008. The game is a "massively multiplayer online role playing game", or MMORPG. The story is set in a new world, Astoltia, featuring five continents and six playable races. The six races are Human, Ogre, Elf, Dwarf, Puklipo, and Weddie. Players will start as a human character, but after a certain point in the game, the character will become one of the other five races. The game will be released in Japan on August 2, 2012 for Nintendo Wii and will require the use of a USB flash drive with no less than 16GB of memory, which will be available in a bundled edition of the game. The game will be spread over two Wii discs. An online connection is required, and players in Japan will be charged a fee for 30, 60, or 90 day periods.