Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age News
You can't rush art
Dragon Quest is one of those series’ that remains a known name for fans of RPGs, but it is still very much a niche franchise when viewed from a broader perspective. Though the games have historically sold incredible numbers in Japan, western audiences are a little more cool towards them, and this is likely due in no small part...
Can we have the actual game first?
While we wait patiently for Square Enix to bring Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age to Nintendo Switch - a project that's clearly going to take quite some time to complete as the publisher determines the best approach - one little tweet suggests
Development still ongoing
Dragon Quest XI's Switch development has been a very long and confusing process for fans of the series; the game was actually confirmed to be coming to the console way back in August 2016 (when we were still calling the Switch the NX), and it released on 3DS and PS4 in Japan last summer. Since then, we've had confirmation...
In other words, it's a long way out
As recently as last month, Square Enix made it very clear that the Nintendo Switch iteration of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was going to release much later than the PC and PS4 versions (which are slated for release this September). Well, turns out progress on the handheld port has hit a few more...
And there are no plans for a localised port of the 3DS instalment
Finally, it's official! The Unreal Engine 4-powered Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age is coming to the West in 2018! Huzzah! But there's a catch - only the PS4 and PC versions are getting a release in September 2018. A Nintendo Switch port is still on the cards, but according...
Built on a more recent version than the PS4 edition
Dragon Quest head honcho Yuji Horii has revealed at the Unreal Fest East 2017 event that the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI will use Unreal Engine 4. The Nintendo version is running on Unreal Engine 4.15, whereas the PlayStation 4 edition is running on 4.13 - a fact which goes some way to...
Twice the fun
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has just launched in Japan and has sold like hot cakes. The game features hours of JRPG goodness that will no doubt keep players busy for some time, but even when the quest is over, the entertainment value doesn't end there. It has been revealed that upon completing Drago
Though it’s relatively popular over here in the West, the Dragon Quest series is quite the big deal in Japan, to the point that Square Enix has enacted a company policy to only release each new game on a weekend due to complaints from other companies about loads of employees calling in “sick” and taking vacation days. The latest title,...
More information to come in Autumn / Fall
Plenty of fans have been waiting for localisation news for the latest big hit from Square Enix, and it's finally arrived - Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will arrive in the West in 2018. The announcement was made in a video, with follow up tweets confirming the '2018' window and that more...
Time for the series to finally Switch it up?
Dragon Quest XI is only a month or so from release in Japan on the 3DS along with the PS4, with the portable iteration adopting a different style. That'll no doubt be a feature of this Japanese broadcast, though we hope to see the somewhat mysterious Nintendo Switch version, too. <liveblog...
Bringing the heat
It's time to work on our Japanese, because Nintendo Japan has confirmed a Dragon Quest XI Direct for this week. This is likely to promote the upcoming July release of the 3DS version, though naturally plenty will want to see what's happening with the Switch version. You can see the tweet and times below. To translate for you,...
Your guess is as good as ours
Dragon Quest XI will be hitting the PS4 and 3DS on July 29th in Japan, but Square Enix is acting like the Switch version doesn't exist - despite the fact that series creator Yuji Horii has
Hits PS4 and 3DS on 29th July in the country
Dragon Quest XI has been an intriguing title; back when the Switch was still 'NX' it was one of the first games 'confirmed' for the system, before Square Enix initially back-pedalled. It was then made official for the Switch once again, with the title also coming to PS4 and in a rather different form on...
Two screens, two styles
We've known for quite some time that Dragon Quest XI is coming to the 3DS, and Square Enix has been showing it off a little in recent days at Jump Festa 2017; it's looking rather interesting. In a presentation the company showed off the PS4 and 3DS versions; a unique touch with the portable entry is that the top screen shows...
NX level stuff
Square Enix got ahead of itself last year when it confirmed that Dragon Quest XI would be coming to the NX before quickly having to state that it was merely "considering launching" on the platform. Now, the company has confirmed categorically that the latest entry in the popular JRPG franchise will indeed arrive on Nintendo's new...
They sure are pretty
Dragon Quest XI is a good while off, so much so that a Nintendo NX version was sort-of announced before some inevitable backtracking once Square Enix realised it had somewhat gotten ahead of itself. We have seen the 3DS version in action, though, which looks like an accomplished portable alternative to the HD version that'll be...
Dragon Quest X also confirmed for NX
Square Enix has confirmed that the next entry in the best-selling Dragon Quest series is coming to the Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo NX. The news was delivered at an ongoing special event in Japan. The Nintendo versions will be joined by a version for the Sony PS4. The game's full title is Dragon Quest XI: In...