• Dragon Quest XI sails westward on 4 September on PS4 and PC (Switch to come "much later")

    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is set to arrive on western shores on the 4th September of this year, marking over twelve years since territories outside of Japan have enjoyed a full mainline Dragon Quest console release since Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. The game is set to launch on both the PlayStation 4 and on Windows PC via Steam.

    The Square Enix Store will also sell an exclusive edition of the PlayStation 4 version of Dragon Quest XI. Details will be announced at a later date.

    PlayStation Store pre-orders will include a “The Legend Reborn” PlayStation 4 theme as an instant reward, as well as in-game downloadable content when the game launches.

    In Japan, Dragon Quest XI was released in two wildly different versions: the first for PS4, which is the release the west will be seeing, and a Nintendo 3DS version. The latter bears the novelty of simultaneously depicting the game in 3D polygons on the lower screen, and a 16-bit sprite version on the upper screen. Unfortunately, the 3DS version of the game will not be localised, said Square Enix in a statement to IGN.

    A Nintendo Switch version is in development, but it will take considerably more time in the oven and as such will not be due for release in any territory for a while yet. Rest assured, a Switch version of the game will also see release in North America and Europe eventually.

    In a statement issued by Square Enix:

    In addition to delivering over 100 hours of content, the Western release of Dragon Quest XI will also feature several upgrades and enhancements that were not included in the Japanese release, including:

    • English Voiceover
    • Draconian Quest, a hard mode that offers additional challenges for more experienced players.
    • Overhauled Menus & UI, with graphical enhancements and more intuitive navigation.
    • Camera Mode, allowing players to take in views of the beautiful landscape, character renders and ferocious monsters in detail.
    • A New Dash Function and many other system enhancements such as improved character and camera movement



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      Shu -
      Oh very nice! PC is a huge plus since I do not plan on buying a console for a bit.
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