Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age arrives in the west in 2018

Well, it finally happened. Square Enix announced today Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be released in the west sometime next year.

No platforms have been announced as of yet, but the publisher did confirm more details will be shared later this fall. We do know the game will be localized into 5 different languages including English.


Here are the details from the press release:

The highly anticipated latest entry to the beloved DRAGON QUEST video game franchise follows the adventure of a hero who must solve the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charming cast of supporting characters. DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will offer a world of adventure, exploration and instances of heroism— all brought to life by the character art of famed manga artist Akira Toriyama and the memorable music of composer Koichi Sugiyama.

You can watch the announcement video below (be sure to enable subtitles):

As stated by Yuji Horii: “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.”

Dragon Quest XI is available today in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, with a Nintendo Switch release planned for a later date.

For more, learn about the reason for the lack of voice acting in Dragon Quest XI and how the Dragon Quest XI dev team created a prototype of Dragon Quest III for PS4.

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