Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI will indeed be coming to the West sometime in 2018.
The latest and highly anticipated entry into the long running and storied Japanese role playing series will be coming to North America sometime in 2018, the official English name for the title will be Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.
The story in the game follows the adventures of a young hero who is tasked with solving the mysteries surrounding his very fate. Thankfully, never alone the hero has the aid of a charming cast of eclectic characters, as is the tradition with any Dragon Quest title. Like previous titles in the series, the art of famed artist Akira Toriyama comes to life and lets player step into the manga inspired world of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Thanks to the power of modern consoles, Dragon Quest XI will deliver a title that utilizes the latest and greatest in graphics technology, which should help elevate the highly anticipated title above the rest.
Further details about the Western release of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age are scarce at this time, Square Enix has promised that more information will be released sometime this Fall. Dragon Quest XI will be available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, currently it is unclear on which version(s) of the title will be coming to Western markets.
A special video by famed game designer Yuji Horii has been posted on Square Enix’s official YouTube page, giving viewers a glimpse into the games development and localization process.
The last mainline Dragon Quest title to come out on a PlayStation console was Dragon Quest VIII on the PlayStation 2 back in 2004, with a 3DS version that recently came out with added content in 2016.