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Dragon Quest XI S

Nintendo has a new Dragon Quest XI S video up with series creator Yuji Horii and the game’s producer Hokuto Okamoto. Below, the two developers discuss their favorite characters, monsters they like to battle, and more.

It took much longer than expected, but Dragon Quest XI S finally landed on Switch last month. Digital Foundry shared a video today that delves into finer detail regarding how the RPG holds up from a technical perspective and makes a number of comparisons to the original release.

Here are the highlights:

Dragon Quest XI S came out in Japan a few days ago, and in its first week, it sold just over 300,000 copies. Dengeki reports an initial sell-through rate of 65 percent.

The 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI sold 1.83 million units in its first week in Japan. Square Enix also moved another 1.4 million units of the PlayStation 4 version. Given that it’s been over two years since Dragon Quest XI originally appeared in Japan, Square Enix should be satisfied with how the Switch version is performing thus far.

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Tying in with the arrival of Dragon Quest XI S, My Nintendo has updated with its latest rewards. Two wallpapers based on the game can be redeemed now.

We have a look at both wallpapers in this post. They’re priced at 50 Platinum Points each.

If interested, you can order the Dragon Quest XI S wallpapers on My Nintendo here.

Nintendo has shared a new video featuring the developers of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. Below, three of the team members detail three points about the RPG that you might not know about.

Nintendo has shared yet another character trailer for Dragon Quest XI S. Find a video focusing on Jade and Rab below.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is out now on Nintendo Switch. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo shared a special message from series creator Yuji Horii and the game’s director Hokuto Okamoto:

Nintendo is back with another character trailer for Dragon Quest XI S. Find a video featuring Veronica and Serena below.

Dragon Quest XI S is finally launching on Switch tomorrow. It’s been a long time coming, as we’ve known about the game ever since the console was given its NX code name. There weren’t too many that knew what the Switch actually was at the time – including some of the top developers at Square Enix.

During today’s Dragon Quest XI S Channel: Countdown Special live stream, the developers discussed Dragon Quest XI S’s long journey to Switch. Late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, before his passing, had conversations with them about the hardware, and revealed its hybrid ability of being able to play at home or on the go. Other crucial information like the system’s name were still under wraps.

Some might be curious why Dragon Quest XI S was announced so early, and why it was made known before the Switch was unveiled. We can thank Iwata for that, as it was a request of his for the RPG to appear on Nintendo’s new platform. The developers said in the stream that they’ve now delivered on their promise to bring Dragon Quest XI S to Switch.

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Square Enix is preparing for this week’s launch of Dragon Quest XI S on Switch with a new Japanese commercial. View it below.