Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S heads to Nintendo Switch in 2019 in Japan

Dragon Quest XI was announced for Nintendo Switch all the way back when it was simply known as NX. We finally learned more details back at the TGS 2018, heavily suggesting that the long-awaited Switch version of the RPG would feature voice acting, which was not present in the original Japanese release of the game. The all-but-confirmed was confirmed today during Jump Festa, where a 2019 release for the console was finally announced and a teaser trailer showcasing the new voiceovers was also dropped, as shown below:

The voice actors are as follows:

  • Erik - Kouki Uchiyama
  • Sylvando - Masaya Onosaka
  • Rab - Mugihito
  • Martina/Jade - Ami Koshimizu
  • Veronica - Maaya Uchida
  • Serena - Sora Amamiya

It's not yet 100% clear if the PC and PS4 versions of the game will be updated to include the new acting, or if the Japanese voices will be made available overseas in the West. We will update this post once more details become available. At the very latest, we should expect to hear more information on January 1.

Dragon Quest XI is currently available for Playstation 4 and PC/Steam, as well as for 3DS in Japan. You can read our very positive review of it here.