After much waiting, Square Enix has finally dropped the news we’ve been waiting for. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will launch on September 4th, for PS4 and PC. It will be a simultaneous release for both North American and European regions which is great news for fans.
There is some bad news for Nintendo fans as the Nintendo 3DS version of DQXI will not get an English version. There are no new details about the Nintendo Switch version either other than that it is not releasing this year. It’s a shame that Nintendo owners have to wait longer, but they will be getting the game eventually.
The English version also has some gameplay which you can view above. You will notice that it features voice-overs, a feature not present in the original Japanese version. There are also a bunch of new features for this release: Hard mode, dashing, improved movement and better user interfaces.
The Steam page lists some story details which you can take a look at below:
A young man, about to participate in his village’s coming of age ceremony, travels to a Sacred Stone alongside his childhood friend. After a series of unexpected events, this intrepid adventurer learns he is the reincarnation of a legendary hero from a forgotten age.
The young hero sets forth into an unknown world on a journey to unravel the mystery of his past… but the welcome he receives is far from warm. Upon revealing his identity to the King, the hero is branded as “The Darkspawn” and hunted by a relentless army.
Fleeing from his pursuers, the hero assembles a band of endearing adventurers who believe he is actually The Luminary reborn. The hero and his newfound companions embark on a quest that will take them across continents and over vast oceans as they learn of an ominous threat facing the world.
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