Two big Dragon Quest announcements came out for fans of the series and for fans of the Dragon Quest Builders spinoff series.

Square Enix has confirmed that the latest installment in the franchise, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, will be coming to the West for release in 2018 though an exact release date is still to be determined. The press release from Square Enix was also accompanied by an announcement video featuring game creator Yuji Horii and also promises further localization details in Fall 2017 for the Dragon Quest 11 western release.

Released in Japan on July 29 for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4, Dragon Quest XI will be released in Japan for the Nintendo Switch at a later date. Square Enix recently announced that in less than a week since the release of Dragon Quest XI, combined shipments and digital sales for the title have already topped 3 million units.

At Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2017 the company announced a sequel to their popular Dragon Quest Builders game, Dragon Quest Builders 2. The first game took a spin on the popular series by combining it with Minecraft-like gameplay, and the sequel hopes to further build on that formula.

Added features announced for the second installment so far include underwater diving, multiplayer for up to 4 people and tripling the number of blocks that are allowed to be stacked. In an interesting twist, taking a leaf out of Breath of the Wild’s book, players will now be able to hang glide in the game and view their world and creations from a whole different perspective.

No release date for Dragon Quest Builders 2 has been announced yet but the game is confirmed to be released on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Are you excited for Dragon Quest 11 western release or can you hardly contain your anticipation for hang gliding and Dragon Quest Builders 2? Let us know in the comments below!


Courtney Ehrenhofler

Staff Writer

A native New Yorker, Courtney loves playing all different genres of games, but if you start talking to her about Trails in the Sky, she'll never shut up.