Square Enix has announced that beloved JRPG Dragon Quest XI will finally be releasing in the west this year. The game will launch on PlayStation 4 and Steam on September 4 and will include a full English voice-over and a bunch of new features. There’s the Draconian Quest, which serves as a hard mode in this release. Additionally, a photo mode has been added called Camera Modeallowing players to take in views of the beautiful landscape, character renders and ferocious monsters in closer detail.

Character and camera movement has been improved, with an all-new Dash function added to the gameplay. The Western release will have graphical enhancements and more streamlined menu navigation, changing up the UI to make it easier to access. The game is just as filled with content as other titles in the series, boasting over 100 hours of gameplay.

There’s a pre-order bonus for those who pay for the game now, a “The Legend Reborn” Theme, which will be available immediately after purchasing Dragon Quest XI. A trailer has also been released showing the first look at the western version of the game, which was announced to be coming last year. Be sure to check it out below, as it shows off the game’s beautiful art-style, refined UI and an extended look at gameplay.

Dragon Quest XI has already enjoyed much critical success in Japan, as well as its traditional commercial success there. Dragon Quest XI is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned turn-based combat, and an immersive story that will appeal to longtime fans and franchise newcomers alike. Series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and series composer Koichi Sugiyama return for the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed RPG series.

Are you excited for Dragon Quest XI finally making its way west? Let us know in the comments.


Jake Green

Staff Writer

A Nintendo evangelist and X-Files superfan, Jake can be found peddling his gaming opinions online. He has a soft spot for VR and values story-telling in gaming above all else.