Dragon Quest XI’s OST has Different Arrangements on PS4 and 3DS

Dragon Quest XI composer Koichi Sugiyama has given some new details about the differences between the RPG’s PS4 and 3DS versions.

When talking about the RPG’s soundtrack, Sugijama-san announced that while both games will have the same songs, the two versions will have their own specific arrangements.

It’s unknown what the differences between the versions are, but all will be revealed in the coming months, as Dragon Quest XI launches in Japan later this year. With a western version hopefully soon to follow.


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  • Mr0303

    That’s kind of strange. Maybe one version will be more in line with the action gameplay and the other will be slower.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    More like Midi for 3DS and Orchestral for PS4.

  • ProfessorFluffy

    I had the same thought at first, but the 3DS version having two styles for graphics makes me question the possibility of a midi soundtrack. If I were to play while focusing on the 16-bit display, midi music would be great. On the other hand, a midi soundtrack while focusing on the more modern display may not mesh well.

  • Joakim Mogren

    Considering the localized 3DS ports of VII and VIII, I fear we may be getting MIDIs for both versions regardless of what happens.

  • Feniks

    MIDI?! What year is it…

  • bdp

    And then we find out the western version has synth music instead of orchestral.

  • catazxy

    Idk, perhaps the crazy Switch will take the ps4 version, I can’t imagine myself playing the 3ds one when the ps4 version looks so much better…I’m not talking about textures or graphics here, but the animations and controls…

  • Eugenio Gil de la Madrid

    Maybe that’s the case for the Nintendo version and orchestrated for sony?