Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will launch on the 4th of September for the PlayStation 4 and PC in North America and Europe.
Check out the game’s opening movie below:
And the first bit of gameplay from the English version:
There will be a special exclusive edition of the PlayStation 4 version avaible for purchase from the Square Enix Store.
Pre-orders from the PlayStation Store will include “A Legend Reborn” theme as a reward as well as in-game downloadable content.
In a statement to IGN, Square Enix said that they won’t be localizing the 3DS version of the game though the Switch version will be released later down the line.
The statement is as follows:
“We are also developing the Switch version for Europe and North America, but development is expected to take a long time from a technological standpoint as well, so we still have a long way to go until its release”.
While no concrete release date could be confirmed, Square Enix did confirm that the Switch version will not see a release this year and could end up coming out “much later”.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and series composer Koichi Sugiyama. As the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, Dragon Quest XI is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned turn-based combat, and an immersive story that will appeal to longtime fans and franchise newcomers alike. After its release in Japan, DRAGON QUEST XI won multiple gaming awards and received critical praise, including PlayStation’s Platinum Prize and a perfect 40/40 score from Famitsu.
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:
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