Dragon Quest XI gets a Western Release Date

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is heading towards the west as Square Enix revealed an official release date for the upcoming sequel.

One of the most revered role-playing game franchises of all time returns to the West with DRAGON QUEST® XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age™ coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM® on September 4.

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

Beginning today, adventurers who pre-order from the PlayStation®Store can treat themselves to the exclusive “The Legend Reborn” Theme as an instant reward, along with in-game DLC items when the game launches while details of a special edition exclusive to the Square Enix store will be announced at a later date for the PlayStation 4.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is set to release in the west on September 4th 2018 for PS4 & PC with a Nintendo Switch release coming at some point in the future.

So what do you think? Are you happy that Dragon Quest XI is finally coming to the west? Are you excited to take the switch version on the go? What is your favorite Dragon Quest entry? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews. In the meantime; Be sure to check out the trailer below.

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