New Dragon Quest XI Footage Introduces Combat, Flying, Camping, More

Square Enix debuted (via Games Jouhou) new footage for Dragon Quest XI via a recent NHK program.

Featured above, the new gameplay for the upcoming PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch game shows off a myriad of activities, including: combat, flying, camping, and more.

When camping, you can recover both your HP and MP, and even utilize various options like patrolling, praying to the Goddess, and smithing. A menu was shown with a bunch of different weapons, which you can also craft as well. The weapons shown had their required materials displayed, as well as the level of difficulty to craft.

We also get a look at flying in the game, with the protagonist hopping onto the back of a flying dragon mount of sorts (Editor’s Note: Twitter GIF via NeoGAF).

Finally, you get a look at series creator Yuji Horii’s work area, which is made up of a converted apartment that allows him to relax while brainstorming for Dragon Quest things.

Dragon Quest XI is launching sometime next year across PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, and the Nintendo Switch.

Brandon Orselli


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