Posted July 28, 2015 by Zachary Clarke in Previews

Dragon Quest XI Announced for PS4, 3DS and Maybe NX

Square Enix held a press conference earlier today focusing on the Dragon Quest franchise. As many had anticipated, the key announcement of this conference was the next main entry in the legendary RPG series; Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time (translated version of Japanese title).

The game has been confirmed to be a traditional single player RPG, rather than the multiplayer-oriented experience that the previous two numbered entries focused on. At this point there is no confirmed release date, though it is said to be part of Dragon Quest‘s 30th anniversary celebration, which takes place next year around May.

However the most interesting bit of information to come out of this announcement are the systems the game is going to launch on. As stated both during the conference and on Square’s official Japanese press release, the game will launch on PS4, 3DS and “is being considered for launch” on Nintendo’s upcoming NX system. This marks the first title for the NX essentially confirmed to be in development, leading a lot of people to speculate whether the system will indeed be launching next year. Fans are also left wondering how similar the PS4 and 3DS versions of the title, however we expect the answers to these questions, and many more, to come in the lead up to Dragon Quest’s 30th anniversary.

Zachary Clarke

Zach is a unabashed Nintendo fanatic, however that doesn't mean he doesn't partake in the forbidden fruits of Playstation & Xbox consoles... he even plays on PC from time to time. Zach has dabbled in the video game industry in a number of ways over the past few years, from writting content for Gonintendo & Another Castle, to running the Society for Electronic Entertainment at the University of Melbourne. There is nothing more he loves than getting together, either online or offline with a bunch of fellow gamers, to yell at each other until we just want to punch one another in the throat while discussing video games.


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