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.