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Square Enix will talk about Dragon Quest XI’s Switch version when the timing is right

Posted on May 27, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

During a live stream hosted earlier today, Dragon Quest XI producer and series creator Yuji Horii commented on the game’s Switch version. Unfortunately though, they couldn’t really say anything.

Here’s what was mentioned:

“We can’t say about anything concrete regarding the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI. When the timing comes that we can say something… there are grown-up reasons. When the time that we can say something does come, I think we’ll have something to say, so if you can please wait.”

Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii also added that “there are various circumstances.” What those circumstances are were not made clear.


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  • cloud36426

    Maybe E3 is the time. This comment about grown up reasons?

    • DeltaPeng

      May be a translation thing, but the gist of what they mean may be, it’s best to standardly consider that publishers don’t delay ‘for no reason’, and that they’ll speak on it when they can (games take time to dev, and especially when it gets close to release date, or if delays come or if it takes longer than expected, it’s probably a very stressful thing in general).

      While fan hype is good, too much directed at the publisher or seen as impatience could become naggy or annoying (or add to the stress), I’d imagine.

      • cloud36426

        Personally I think Nintendo wants to announce it at E3. Hopefully a simultaneous release with other versions. I have a feeling they worked with Square to make the Switch version stellar.

  • jbmindtrick

    Maybe it has something to do with legality or with getting it ok’d by Nintendo to mention. Seems like E3 is the best bet.

    • Lance Devon

      They would first have to discuss the game to their Japanese audience, a western event may not be ideal for that.

  • Justmadeanaccount2

    What if it’s a different version of the game? They already have 2 versions of the game on 3DS and 1 on PS4. Maybe the Switch version has a different style and they’re saving it as a surprise.

    • Gregory Weagle

      I’m theorizing that they are just going to combine the PS4 and 3DS versions into one game and call it a day.

  • Tlink7

    Squeenix is slowly turning into their characters… ”when the time is right” lol

  • Tlozbj

    Seems like Ninty has them under a tight NDA

    • Jon Turner

      That’s what it seems like to me.

  • TheJuiciest

    That’s just bizarre wording. I’m thinking they’re waiting for Nintendo to give the green light for an announcement or they’re just flat out scared it’ll steal all the thunder from the other two versions with Switch fever building up in Japan.

  • DrWilly

    Translation: Once the PS4 version underperforms we’ll port the game to the Switch to make up for the lost profit.

    • Addy

      Uh, I don’t think that’s how that works. If the PS4 version tanks then it’s less likely to be released on the Switch. That’ll just cost them more money to make a new port, that is if they haven’t started working on it, all we know is that a Switch version is confirmed.

  • amak11

    They could be waiting on an E3 announcement or a TGS announcement from Nintendo

  • ben

    One of those awful sony deals in place. F sony.

  • Jon Turner

    “Grown up reasons”… hmm… something tells me that was just a lost in translation message.