Dragon Quest XI S Nintendo Switch Version Announced During Tokyo Games Show
Square Enix had originally released Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. When the game was originally announced in 2015, the company has also mentioned that there would be a version for the then-named Nintendo NX (the code name for Nintendo Switch). However, there was no new information on that front… until now.
During Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix confirmed the Dragon Quest XI S Nintendo Switch version. Takashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street Journal tweeted about the announcement:
Square Enix just announced “Dragon Quest XI S” for Switch. No release date hints, but S, according to developers, indicates “Switch” “Special” “Character voices (shaberu, in Japanese) as well as “Initial of voice actor(s)”. “But S doesn’t mean small,” the firm says. pic.twitter.com/y6VFVwJBdV
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) 23 September 2018
Here’s the description of the game from the official Steam page:
DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama and composer Koichi Sugiyama. While it is the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, 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. After its release in Japan, DRAGON QUEST XI won multiple gaming awards and received critical praise, including PlayStation’s Platinum Prize and a perfect 40/40 score from Famitsu (an influential video game publication in Japan).