The next mainline entry in Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age, is coming to the West in 2018. Square Enix announced today that Dragon Quest 11 is currently being localized into five languages, including English, for release next year.
Dragon Quest 11 is being released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS this weekend in Japan, but Square Enix has been quiet about the game’s release elsewhere in the world until today. Dragon Quest 11 is also bound for Nintendo Switch, but that version does not currently have a release date. The game was one of the first titles announced for Switch, back when it was known as the Nintendo NX.
Square Enix did not specify which platforms Dragon Quest 11 will be released on in 2018 (or if we’ll get that unusual PS4 and 3DS bundle that shipped in Japan). The publisher said in a release that it plans to reveal more details about Dragon Quest 11 sometime this fall.
Officially, Dragon Quest 11 will feature the “adventure of a hero who must solve the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charming cast of supporting characters,” according to Square Enix. Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Hori, artist Akira Toriyama and composer Koichi Sugiyama contributed to the game’s development.
Hori announced Dragon Quest 11’s localization in a brief video, which you can watch below.