28 Mar 2018 12:55 PM +00:00 UTC

Dragon Quest XI Gets Fall Release Date, No 3DS Version For The West

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age finally has a Western release date. The epic JRPG is coming to the PS4 and PC on September 4, so fans of the long-running franchise can finally mark down their calendar for the title. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait a bit longer and 3DS owners won't be able to get it at all.

This is more than just a straightforward port of the JRPG though and it's not just because it has an English cast. Dragon Quest XI for the West will have a Hard Mode, overhauled menus, a faster dash than the original, and a first-person camera mode.

For those wondering about the 3DS version, Square Enix told IGN that they are focusing on the PlayStation and Steam releases of the game. With the 3DS essentially being phased out, despite a remake of Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story coming next year, the move makes some sense.


As for the Switch, Square Enix confirmed that it will eventually come to Western audiences. The developers are working on porting the game to the system without problems; something that can't be said for all Switch ports.

Who else is excited for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age?

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