Dragon Quest XI Western Release Set for September 4

Square Enix has announced the western release date for Dragon Quest XI.

The latest in their long-running RPG franchise will launch for Windows PC (via Steam) and PlayStation 4 on September 4th.

Square has shared the game’s opening cinematic, as well as a gameplay trailer:

When asked whether or not the Nintendo 3DS or Switch versions would be localized, Square issued a statement to IGN where they confirmed the 3DS version isn’t coming west. However, they did confirm an English release for the Switch port:

“We are also developing the Switch version for Europe and North America,” Square Enix said, “but development is expected to take a long time from a technological standpoint as well, so we still have a long way to go until its release.”

The company didn’t confirm a release window for the Switch port, however, they did note it could end up releasing “much later.”

Here’s some new screenshots:

Here’s a rundown on the game:

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and series composer Koichi Sugiyama. As the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, Dragon Quest XI is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned turn-based combat, and an immersive story that will appeal to longtime fans and franchise newcomers alike. After its release in Japan, Dragon Quest XI won multiple gaming awards and received critical praise, including PlayStation’s Platinum Prize and a perfect 40/40 score from Famitsu (Japanese publication).

New Features:

In addition to delivering over 100 hours of content, the western release of Dragon Quest XI will also feature several upgrades and enhancements that were not included in the Japanese release, including:

  • English voice-overs
  • Draconian Quest, a hard mode that offers additional challenges for more experienced players.
  • Overhauled menus and user interface, with graphical enhancements and more intuitive navigation.
  • Camera Mode, allowing players to take in views of the beautiful landscape, character renders and ferocious monsters in detail.
  • A new dash function and many other system enhancements such as improved character and camera movement


Born in the south but raised in military bases around the world, Caitlin has been gaming since her father first brought home an NES with Super Mario Bros. and Zelda 2. She's also a lover of all things anime, oppai and adventure.

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