Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is coming to the West as announced by Square Enix today. The title will launch on both PS4 and PC on September 4 in both North America and Europe.
In other regions the game was available on both the 3DS and the Nintendo Switch. Square Enix says they have no plans to localize the 3DS version but the Switch version will come to both regions at a far later date.
You can pre-order the game on the PlayStation Store which will get you a “The Legend Reborn” PS4 Theme as well as additional in game content when the game launches. The Square Enix Store will also be selling an exclusive edition of the PS4 version and details about it will come later. You can read the full details about the game below as well as watch the new trailer.
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 (Japanese publication).
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