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Dragon Quest XI

Nintendo has announced a new Japanese Nintendo Direct, which will air on Wednesday, June 21st, at 8 PM local time. The Direct, which will be 14 minutes long, will be all about Dragon Quest XI. According to the announcement, the Direct will be mainly about the 3DS version of the game and its exclusive features. It’s possible that the Switch version will also be shown off for the first time, though that’s not exactly a safe bet. Either way, we’ll know for sure in about 48 hours.

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Square Enix updated the official Dragon Quest XI website with new content pertaining to two specific aspects: the character Silvia and Samadhi Kingdom. Gematsu has the translated details and screenshots, which we’ve rounded up below.

Silvia

– Traveling entertainer
– Lives a freewheeling life
– Always cheerful and positive
– Is the mood maker of the party
– He uses various weapons and skills that utilize the acrobatics he cultivated as a traveling entertainer
– His dream is to make people around the world smile through his own performances
– Silvia uses his versatility as a traveling entertainer
– Can equip one-handed swords, daggers, and whips, allowing him to change how he fights depending on the situation
– Can learn many spells and special skills that support his allies in various situations, making him as both an attacker and supporter
– Whip Weapon Special Skill: “Whip of Love”
– Dagger Weapon Special Skill: “Viper Fang”
– Silvia Spell: “Oomph”
– One-Handed Sword Weapon Special Skill: “Miracle Sword”
– Acrobatic Special Skill: “Killer Juggling”
– Feminine Special Skill: “Hustle Dance”

Samadhi Kingdom, the Country of Knights

– A kingdom that reigns over the desert
– Known as a historic country that values its chivalry, where many knights push themselves in training day in and day out in the castle
– Above all, it is common gossip that this country’s young prince is an exceptional knight
– In the town around the castle, there is a circus performance, horse races, and many people hustling and bustling about
– Inside the castle, which is built like a temple, many knights push themselves in training, and in the town around the castle, a large crowd can be seen around the circus tent

Square Enix held a “mini-stage” at the Dragon Quest XI “Countdown Carnival” in Fukuoka today. During the event, director Takeshi Uchikawa mentioned that the game will take roughly 50 hours to complete. Those who intend to experience everything the game has to offer incluing all of the side elements can expect 100 hours, according to Uchikawa.

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Another Dragon Quest XI Countdown Carnival hands-on event was held in Fukuoka today. At the event, the latest gameplay was shown, including the start of the game in 3D and 2D play styles on 3DS. We also know that the “Restricted Play” mode (play the game with certain features disabled for a greater challenge) makes it impossible to run away from battle.

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Another week, another new round of Dragon Quest XI details from Weekly Jump magazine. This time, we learn more about Silvia, what he can do in battle and the Samadhi Kingdom. Full credit to Gematsu for the translation.

Silvia is a traveling entertainer who lives a freewheeling life and has the wonderful dream of “making people around the world smile through his own performance.” He is always cheerful and positive, and is the top mood maker among the party. He has magnificent poses and seems to get instinctively entranced. He can participate in battle through attacks, support, and recovery, and can equip one-handed swords, whips, and daggers.

Spells he can use include:

  • “Oomph” – Raises an ally’s attack power. A spell useful in boss battles and such.

His special skills include:

  • “Hustle Dance” – An lively dance that restores HP to all members of the party.
  • “Miracle Sword” – A one-handed sword skill that can recover HP while dealing damage.
  • “Whip of Love” – A whip skill that deals great damage to multiple enemies.
  • “Viper Fang” – A dagger skill that targets a single enemy and occasionally induces poison.

The Samadhi Kingdom is a country of knights surrounded by a desert. It is a historic kingdom that reigns over the desert and values its chivalry. It is rumored that the young prince is himself an outstanding knight. Horse races are also carried out there.

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More footage of Dragon Quest XI has emerged on 3DS with a new off-screen video. Have a look at it below.

Square Enix has updated the official Dragon Quest XI with new screenshots showing off characters Senya and Veronica. There are also some images showing off one of the locations, Homura Village.

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Thanks to V Jump, we have a new look at Dragon Quest XI on 3DS with three gameplay videos. Find all of them below.

Once again, Weekly Jump magazine has some new Dragon Quest XI info in its latest issue. This week, we’ve got new details on two party members and on one new location (thanks to Gematsu for the translation).

Veronica

Veronica hates being treated like a child. She can equip two-handed staffs and whips as weapons. Despite her small size, she is a tomboy who won’t flinch in a fight no matter her opponent. She can unleash beyond-powerful attack spells that prove her use as the party’s attacker.

Spells she can use include:

  • “Kafrizzle” – A powerful spell where a pillar of overly-hot flames attack the enemy.
  • “Gilaglade” – Heat up and clear away the enemy with the earth-shaking flame that is this powerful attack spell.

Her weapon skills include:

  • “Berserk Magic Circle” – A special skill using the two-handed staff that strengthens spells.
  • “Extreme Dragon Strike” – A special skill using the whip that consecutively strikes the enemy.

Senya

Senya is a healer who can cure her allies. She can equip spears and sticks. She has a kind heart and gentle personality. In contrast to Veronica, her language is awfully polite. Her easygoing and gentle personality may even make Veronica impatient at times.

Spells she can use include:

  • “Kerplunk” – A spell that heals all party members at the expense of herself.
  • “Kaswooshle” – An attack spell, which Senya can also use.
  • “Holy Light” – No description provided.

Her weapon skills include:

  • “Flash Strike” – A special skill using the stick and spear.

Homura Village (Fire Village)

A village at the foot of Hinonogi Volcano characterized by Japanese-style buildings. It thrives in smithing and has a famous steam bath house. There is a shrine in the back of the village where a the shrine maiden who governs over the village lives.

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When Dragon Quest XI goes on sale in July, fans will be able to pick up a special package. Square Enix is readying the Dragon Quest XI Double Pack Hero’s Sword Box, which is comprised of both the 3DS and PlayStation 4 versions of the game housed in special packaging.

Below are some photos posted by HMV:

The Dragon Quest XI Double Pack Hero’s Sword Box is priced at 14,960 yen.

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