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Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima Draws Dragon Quest XI 1-Shot Manga

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1-shot to tell story of Erik before he meets game's protagonist

Square Enix announced at the Jump Festa '19 event on Saturday that Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master, Edens Zero) will draw a one-shot manga adaptation of the Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete) game.

The manga will center on Erik (Kamyu in the Japanese version of the game) and will tell a story of before Erik met the game's protagonist. The Twitter account for Shueisha's V Jump magazine revealed a shikishi board by Hiro Mashima featuring Erik.

The game launched for both PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam) in North America and Europe on September 4. The game shipped in Japan for PS4 and Nintendo 3DS in July 2017.

Square Enix describes the game:

A young man, about to participate in his village's coming of age ceremony, heads off to the top of the local lookout point alongside his childhood friend. After a series of unexpected events, this intrepid adventurer learns he is the reincarnation of a legendary hero from a forgotten age.
The young hero sets forth into an unknown world on a journey to unravel the mystery of his past…but the welcome he receives is far from warm.
Upon revealing his identity to the King, the hero is branded as “The Darkspawn” and hunted by a relentless army.
Fleeing from his pursuers, the hero assembles a band of endearing adventurers who believe he is actually the Luminary reborn. He and his newfound companions embark on a quest that will take them across continents and over vast oceans as they learn of an ominous threat facing the world.

The game has shipped 4 million copies worldwide, including digital download copies.

Dragon Quest XI S: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete, a Switch version of the game, will launch in Japan in 2019.

Sources: Famitsu.com, V Jump's Twitter account

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