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Dragon Quest XI might be the most mysterious Switch game in development currently. After all, it was technically announced way back in 2015 when the system still had its codename NX.

Polygon asked Hokuto Okamoto for an update on the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI at E3 last week. “We’re making it,” he said. “We’re still making it. I can’t say anything more.”

Square Enix has said on numerous occasions that Final Fantasy XIV could be a possibility for Switch. This has been discussed even when the system was known as NX. Our last update was in November of last year, when director / producer Naoki Yoshida said that he wants the MMORPG on as many platforms as possible.

Since then, nothing has changed. Yoshida again told VGR that he and the rest of his team want “as many to play as possible.” Discussions are also still taking place with Nintendo to see if Final Fantasy XIV can come to Switch and Xbox One with cross-play with the PC and PS4 versions. Yoshida added he “hopes to announce something as soon as we can.”


These days, many games receive DLC at or after launch. In the case of Octopath Traveler, there won’t be anything on that front. Producer Masashi Takahashi, in an interview with Dengeki Online, said that the game is complete as is – hence why there’s no need for DLC.

Here’s the latest Japanese trailer for Octopath Traveler by the way:

At E3 this year, Square Enix announced a new platform for NieR: Automata, as it’s coming to Xbox One. Unfortunately, a Switch version wasn’t revealed – though the possibility of it happening in the future may remain.

During an official Square Enix Presents stream from E3 today, director Yoko Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, and designer Takahisa Taura appeared in a brief message. The three touched on the Xbox One port, but Taro then brought up a Switch version. There was some light-hearted discussion taking place here so it’s unclear how much of it should be taken seriously, but Saito did say that it might be able to happen if enough people show interest by asking Taura on Twitter. Saito then seemed to make a joke that if it were to come to Switch, it could take two years since they want to keep their jobs going “by releasing a little by little.”

The new Octopath Traveler – Prologue Demo Version has gone live on the eShop. You can enjoy the first chapter of the game with three hours of gameplay. Progress can be transferred to the final version.

Octopath Traveler – Prologue Demo Version takes up 1.6GB of space.

Source: Switch eShop

Dragon Quest X is one of the few recent entries in the series that has not left Japan. The MMORPG first appeared on Wii in 2012, and has since landed on Wii U, 3DS, and Switch.

Many fans have given up on the possibility of a localization at this point, but Square Enix isn’t ruling out the idea entirely. Actually, Dragon Quest XI producer Yuu Miyake told Game Informer that the team wants to bring it stateside, though the five-year plan of service would need to be rearranged.

Octopath Traveler’s new demo is being released today. It actually works a bit differently compared to the previous demo. This demo essentially contains all of the content of the full game, including the stories for all eight playable characters, so you can freely choose any of them. There is, however, a 3-hour time limit on the demo, and you can’t play it anymore once your time is up. However, you can transfer your progress to the full version of the game once it’s released on July 13th.

Also, during the Octopath Traveler during Nintendo Treehouse Live @E3 yesterday, Nintendo talked a bit about the scope of the game. The main story can be completed in roughly 50-60 hours, but if you intend to do all of the sidequests, it might take you between 80-100 hours.


The North American Switch eShop has started a pre-load option for Octopath Traveler. That means you can purchase the game in advance and download the required data ahead of time. Then at launch, you’ll only need to connect to the internet one time to begin playing.

Octopath Traveler takes up 2.9GB of space. The RPG launches July 13.

Source: Switch eShop

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