News Dragon Quest XI Game's Videos Reveal September 4 Release in West
posted on 2018-03-28 16:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
PlayStation's official YouTube channel began streaming the opening movie and a gamepley video for the Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete) game on Wednesday. The videos reveal that the game will ship for PlayStation 4 in the West on September 4.
Video game news source IGN reported on Wednesday that the game will launch for both PS4 and PC via Steam in North America and Europe on the same day. However, the game will not have a release for the Nintendo 3DS in the West like it did in Japan. A Square Enix representative confirmed with IGN that the planned Nintendo Switch version for the West will not ship this year, and it may ship "much later."
Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii announced in July that the game will ship in the West this year. The game will be available in five languages, including English.
The game shipped in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS on July 29. 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.