The biggest game of the year now has a release date! Well, okay, that statement is only true if you live in Japan, but this is big new for a small niche of American gamers, too. Earlier this morning Square Enix finally announced a release date for Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time, the latest entry in Japan’s favorite video game franchise. The PS4 and 3DS versions will launch simultaneously on June 29 in Japan, and can be purchased together as part of a special bundle.
Unfortunately, the promised Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest XI was not given a date. Here’s what Square Enix had to say about the Switch port:
“Support is planned, but there is nothing to announce today. We cannot say today whether the release date is the same as or different than the PlayStation 4 and 3DS versions.”
Square Enix also dropped several new Dragon Quest XI trailers. One which features both versions of the game (check that one out at the top of this post) and a couple more that focus specifically the PS4 and 3DS. The PS4 trailer is the most interesting, as it reveals a ton of information and features.
We get at look at your party, including the main hero, his blue-haired buddy, a young sorceress, a blonde-haired maiden, a bard, a sexy martial artist, and an old merchant. Classic Dragon Quest! We also see plenty of battle footage, minigames, and hints at the game’s storyline. Dragon Quest XI looks great, and apparently, it’s going to be a huge adventure as Square Enix is promising a 50-hour quest, that can stretch to 100 hours with sidequests.
Sadly, we don’t have a western release date for Dragon Quest XI yet. Western audiences will almost certainly get it eventually, but it may be a bit of a wait, as Dragon Quest localization usually takes a while. Keep it tuned to WWG for all the latest Dragon Quest XI info!