Square Enix just announced that the beloved Dragon Quest series is coming west on the PS4 and PC on September 2 with Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive Age.
We’ve been waiting a long time for a new Dragon Quest since we didn’t get Dragon Quest X on any console or PC. The folks who pre-order the game on the Playstation Store will receive an exclusive theme, Seed of Skill x 15, Über Agate of Evolution x 3 and the Vest for Success.
Here’s the overview directly from the horse’s mouth:
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).
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
I absolutely adored Dragon Quest 7 and 8 (9 was a bit of a letdown for me) and I hope that they make an orchestral score this time around like they did for Dragon Quest 8 since the music for Dragon Quest XI is a bit… errr… outdated. You can pre-order the game here.