We finally have confirmation that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is coming West in 2018.
Update: I watched some streams last night of people having the 3DS or PS4 versions and I can easily say that it is the best looking turn-based RPG we’ve ever seen (the PS4 version). The music is terrible which is not surprising since it’s Sugiyama doing the recording, so I hope we’ll get the orchestrated treatment like we got for Dragon Quest 8, but other than that, the game is stellar. Characters look amazing, the monsters are superbly animated and the scope of the game is massive. The 3DS version looks pretty good too from one stream I saw. It looks exactly like the PS4 version, but there’s an understandable graphics downgrade. I didn’t get to see the 2D mode though, the player only played the 3D version.
Series creator Yuji Horii broke the announcement today about the localisation into 5 different languages. The game just came out today in Japan on PS4 and 3DS. There is also a Switch version being considered by Square-Enix. Since the PS4 and 3DS versions are very different to one another, I’m pretty sure we’ll get both in 2018 and the Switch version if it comes out.
Here’s a brief overview of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age:
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.
Also, here’s the video where Yuji Horii annouces the translation.