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Dragon Quest XI S

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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is launching on Switch this fall. Check out some screenshots of the RPG below.

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During today’s live stream for Dragon Quest XI S, a bit of footage from the game was shown featuring various story scenes. You can see the relevant recording below.

As a side note, Dragon Quest XI S will have additional scenarios. Square Enix has yet to share any details on what’s new, however.

During today’s “Dragon Quest XI S Channel: Cast Announcement Feature #1” live stream, Square Enix revealed another set of actors for the Switch RPG.

The lineup is as follows:

Square Enix is gearing up for its first broadcast dedicated to the Switch version of Dragon Quest X, otherwise known as Dragon Quest XI S. It’s just a few days away – January 25.

The event will be held at the following times:

When Square Enix last spoke about Dragon Quest XI S at Jump Festa 2019, we heard that some sort of surprise was planned for January 1. That appears to be a low-key “Kaiun Omikuji S” fortune page which now features introductions for Japanese voice actors for characters Gemma, Vince, and Mia.

You can listen to each of their clips below:


We have a bit of additional news on Dragon Quest XI S coming out of the game’s Jump Festa 2019 stage show earlier today.

First, some sort of surprise is planned for January 1. Square Enix didn’t elaborate further on this and it’s unclear how and when it will be shared.