Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Heads West in 2018

Square Enix has announced a western release for Dragon Quest XI.

The game will be known as Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age in the west, and will be localized into five languages, including English. The news was confirmed by series creator Yuji Horii in the above video.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Square Enix:

The highly anticipated latest entry to the beloved DRAGON QUEST video game franchise follows the adventure of a hero who must solve the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charming cast of supporting characters. DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will offer a world of adventure, exploration and instances of heroism— all brought to life by the character art of famed manga artist Akira Toriyama and the memorable music of composer Koichi Sugiyama.

The game launched today in Japan for PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS. A Nintendo Switch version is planned for Japan, however release platforms for the western version weren’t confirmed at this time.

A release window for the western version is set for sometime next year, and further details regarding the western release will come sometime this fall.

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