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Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix finally announced Dragon Quest XI earlier today. That was most definitely good news, but fans want to know if the company has any plans to bring the game west.

Unfortunately, Square Enix doesn’t have much to say on that front at the moment. The publisher provided Eurogamer with the following statement:

“We don’t have a concrete plan at the moment. However, we will consider it as we’ve done in the past for other Dragon Quest titles. We don’t have further information to share at the moment.”

Dragon Quest XI seems to be heading to Japan next year. If the RPG were to come west, it probably wouldn’t come out until 2017.

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Update: Square Enix’s official press release says that when it comes to Dragon Quest XI, the company is “considering launching on Nintendo’s in development NX platform”. Dragon Quest X isn’t mentioned in the statement, though the same probably holds true for Dragon Quest X. It’s likely that both games will be formally confirmed when NX is revealed next year.


NX hasn’t been officially revealed by Nintendo yet, but the system already has a pair of game announcements. Square Enix confirmed during the “Dragon Quest New Title Presentation” today that both Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI are coming to the system.

We’re assuming that NX is a console, which means that Nintendo fans would be able to play both versions of Dragon Quest XI. Here’s a look at the PlayStation 4 version in action:

Square Enix hopes to have Dragon Quest XI ready to launch within the series’ 30th anniversary. Officially, that’s in May of next year.

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Square Enix announced today that Dragon Quest XI is in development, and it’s coming to 3DS in addition to the PlayStation 4.

Producer Yosuke Saito said during a presentation held in Japan that the game will be a “standalone single-player game”. The 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI features the same story as the PlayStation 4 release.

Toy Logic, who assisted with the development of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Kid Icarus: Uprising, is handling Dragon Quest XI for 3DS. Takeshi Uchikawa is directing. Akira Toriyama is handling character designs, and Koichi Sugiyama is working on the game’s soundtrack.

The 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI naturally looks quite a bit different to its PS4 counterpart. The top screen featured 3D images while the touch screen has sprites. Battles take place in both 2D and 3D.

Take a look at the first gameplay of Dragon Quest XI on 3DS below.

Square Enix is targeting Dragon Quest XI for release within the franchise’s 30th anniversary, which is in May of next year.

Dragon Quest XI is officially in development, Square Enix has confirmed. Series creator Yuji Horii shared the news during the FM West Tokyo Radio program Mangaku N-Channel SP. This is the first time Horii officially acknowledged development of the Dragon Quest XI name itself.

Here’s what we know:

– The program featured a look back at the Dragon Quest series
– Horii recalled his personal experiences and stories
– Horii spoke about Dragon Quest’s future
– Horii mentioned Dragon Quest XI is advancing towards the series’ 30th anniversary, which is in 2016
– He also said he wants to play it on a big screen
– No specific platform confirmed

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At Niconico Super Conference 3 in Chiba, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii stated that Square Enix is “making the next” entry in the series. Horii is almost certainly referring to Dragon Quest XI.

Once Horii mentioned this, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito as well as chief planner Anzai Takashi looked as though they weren’t expecting him to say that. They were, in other words, indicating that Horii said something he shouldn’t have said. Oops?

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