Dragon Quest XI Game Heads West in 2018
posted on by Karen Ressler
Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii announced with a video on Saturday that Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete will get a Western release under the title Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. The game is slated for 2018, and more details will be revealed this fall.
The game will be available in five languages, including English. The video is also available with subtitles in French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
The game shipped in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS on Saturday. Kadokawa director Hirokazu Hamamura projected that the game will sell more than 5 million copies in Japan. Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki said on his Twitter account that a public relations representative said "support is planned" for a Nintendo Switch version of the game, but no announcements have been made.
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 protagonist's friend is Kamyu, a blue-haired thief whom the protagonist encountered on his journey.
Square Enix confirmed that the game's story will take about 50 hours to complete and more than 100 hours with the side elements. Players will be able to use the “Spell of Restoration." The new game will feature the recurring casino mini-game, and the recurring "puff-puff" ability.