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Dragon Quest 11 comes to the West in September

PS4 and Steam versions announced

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age is coming to the West this September, publisher Square Enix announced today. The game will hit PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam on Sept. 4.

The game was originally released in Japan last summer on Nintendo 3DS and PS4. According to a report from IGN, Square Enix has opted not to localize the 3DS version of Dragon Quest 11 for Western audiences.

A Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest 11 is also in the works — that was announced back in 2015, when the console was still known as the Nintendo NX — but don’t expect that for a long time.

The eleventh entry in the mainline Dragon Quest series will star a “hunted hero” in a stand-alone experience with a new story, Square Enix said in a release. The version of Dragon Quest 11 for North America and Europe will include some updates and improvements not seen in the original Japanese release. According to Square Enix, these include:

  • English Voiceover
  • Draconian Quest, a hard mode that offers additional challenges for more experienced players
  • Overhauled Menus & UI, 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

For a look at Dragon Quest 11 in action, check out eight minutes of gameplay from the localized English-language version of the game in the video below.

The next level of puzzles.

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