Square Enix’s next mainline entry into the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, is finally being localised into 5 other languages including English for release to western audiences in 2018.
The news was announced in a Tweet by Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii surrounded by a swarm of Slimes. Dragon Quest XI released this weekend in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS but up until now Square Enix has been very quiet about the games possible release elsewhere in the world. Horii also said “There’s quite a lot of text, so it’s an exorbitant amount of work. But we’re doing our best and working hard to get this game to all of you as soon as possible.”
Square Enix have not yet specified which systems Dragon Quest XI will be releasing on when it hits the west but its likely to be unified to PS4 and 3DS/2DS. Oddly enough, Dragon Quest XI is still bound for the Nintendo Switch, it’s simply sporting a TBA currently. This was one of the first titles announced back when the Switch was still code-named the NX, so it’s interesting to see that it still is yet to get a release date for this console.
Dragon Quest XI will feature the adventure of a hero who must solve the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charming cast of supporting characters; so basically your typical awesome questing adventure! All in all we are a pretty excited bunch here at Checkpoint for this next installment of this classic, well-loved franchise.