Square Enix has finally confirmed that the upcoming Dragon Quest XI is now heading to the West. The announcement was made by Dragon Quest creator Yuji Hori himself in a video message on Twitter while he confirmed that the game will be localized in multiple languages. The confirmed languages so far are English, Italian, French, Spanish and German for the Western markets.
Dragon Quest XI has also received a subtitle for its Western release and it is now called Echoes of an Elusive Age. The game will be released on yet to be confirmed platforms so it is safe to say that expect a PS4 version in the West while the fate of the 3DS version is still not confirmed.
Yuji Horii, famed game designer of the Dragon Quest series, makes an appearance with a swarm of Slimes in tow to share some exciting news! pic.twitter.com/ytHpJyozkd
— Dragon Quest (@DragonQuest) July 28, 2017
Dragon Quest XI will be released in the Western market next year. There is no release window for it yet so we will have to wait for a while before it is announced. If you can’t wait that long, you can also try to import the Japanese version of the game which is due out tomorrow for the PS4 and Nintendo 3DS.
Dragon Quest XI is the first game in the series to feature two different art styles and launch simulateously on two different paltforms. The 3DS version of the game features a mix of 2D and 3D art style while the PS4 version was developed with high quality visuals on Unreal Engine 4.