Square Enix continues to reinforce its RPG catalog for next year, and if Kingdom Hearts 3 and Lost Sphear were already confirmed, they are now joined by one of the undisputed heavyweights of the genre: the recently released in Japan ‘Dragon Quest XI ‘will arrive in 2018 to the west.
Beyond the spin-off, the games of the main saga of ‘Dragon Quest’ have reached the west with years of margin, if they arrive. And that also includes reissues for current systems like the recently released ‘Dragon Quest VIII’. Now, Square Enix is not only willing to put all the meat on the grill with ‘Dragon Quest XI’, but also confirms that its localization process has already begun.
Yuji Horii himself, one of the creators of the saga along with Akira Toriyama and Koichi Sugiyama, has confirmed the western release. Of course, they have not indicated the platforms in which the game will be available, although today it came to the Japanese PS4 and 3DS and there is a confirmed version for Nintendo Switch.
The popularity of the series Dragon Quest in Japan is a serious thing, being the referent of the JRPGs thanks to its labyrinth dungeons, their stories full of humanity and a visual style that radiates the talent of the master Toriyama. In fact, this new delivery keeps the combats by turns although adds several of the improvements that have been adding to the saga over the years.
Dragon Quest XI has the peculiarity of having been released simultaneously in PS4 and 3DS offering very different styles, adapting its gameplay and artistic section to the capabilities of each console, although it is possible to acquire both in the same bundle. In fact, the version of the desktop of Sony offers the possibility of remote play in PS Vita, something you can see below.
Square Enix will offer new details of ‘Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age’ in autumn, indicating that it is being translated into English and four other languages. Will we see the inhabitants of the Dragon Quest universe speaking in the language of Cervantes … again?