Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is coming to the PS4 on September 4th. According to the producer, Hokuto Okamoto, this installment of the long-running franchise is perfect for the nostalgic fan or curious newcomer. It is a standalone experience with over 100 hours of gameplay, so there is plenty to see and do.
Speaking of plenty, Okamoto and the localization team have been very busy bringing the game to the West. The UI has been changed to show icons, instead of the standard text-only menus. An English voiceover has been added, even though the Japanese had no voices at all. A camera mode has been added to document your adventures, and a new Draconian Quest hard difficulty has been added. Among the many other changes, your character can use a dash movement.
Pre-orders are now open on PSN, and you will receive DLC when the game launches. For instant gratification, “The Legend Reborn” theme will be available immediately. We have posted a couple images of the theme at the bottom.
With accolades such as Famistu Magazine’s perfect score of 40/40, we are looking forward to seeing Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age in September. For now, check out the predictably lovely CGI trailer.
Square Enix Press Release, PlayStation Blog
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.