Dragon Quest XI PS4, 3DS Game Reveals 2017 Debut, Opening & Gameplay Videos

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game's website, videos omit listing of previously announced Nintendo Switch version

The "Dragon Quest XI JF2017 Special Stage" event at Jump Festa on Saturday revealed more details on Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete (Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time), the franchise's latest main game for the PlayStation and Nintendo 3DS. The event also revealed that the game will ship in 2017.

The event also debuted the game's opening video:

Additionally, Square Enix is now streaming a gameplay video for the game that compares the game's PS4 and Nintendo 3DS versions.

While Square Enix had stated last year that it plans to release the game on the upcoming Nintendo Switch (then known as "NX") console, the new website for the game and the above videos all list the game only for the PS4 and Nintendo 3DS.

The game's protagonist is a young hero raised in the tranquil town of Ishi in the game's world of "Lotozetacia." On the day he turned 16 (when one becomes an adult at Ishi), he embarks on an adventure. The opening movie above features the protagonist holding Loto's (Erdrick's) sword.

The protagonist's friend is Kamyu, a blue-haired thief whom the protagonist encountered on his journey:

The stage event also confirmed that the new game will feature the recurring casino mini-game, and the recurring "puff-puff" ability.

Square Enix plans to release the game within the Dragon Quest series' 30th anniversary, before May 27, 2017. Square Enix has no "concrete plan" yet to release the game in the West.

Sources: Famitsu (link 2, link 3, link 4)

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