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Dragon Quest XI to launch in Europe and North America in 2018

Published by Jack Taylor     July 28, 2017     19:15 UTC

Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI, which launches in Japan at the end of this month, will launch in Europe and North America for unconfirmed platforms next year.

Dragon Quest fans in Japan are gearing up for the launch of the latest mainline Dragon Quest game in a couple of days, and now fans around the world have reason to celebrate, as Square Enix has confirmed that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will launch in Europe and North America in 2018.

Dragon Quest XI follows a hero on a journey to solve the mystery surrounding his fate, alongside a band of allies and a larger cast of supporting characters, brought to life by manga artist Akira Toriyama and with music from composer Koichi Sugiyama.

Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 versions of the game are launching in Japan on 29 July, with a Nintendo Switch version planned to launch later this year; Square Enix has not confirmed which of the three will be released in the West next year, but says more information will follow this autumn.

Square Enix also released a special message (video below) from series creater Yuji Horii.

DRAGON QUEST XI coming to the West in 2018

LONDON (28th July 2017) –Fans of the DRAGON QUEST® series, and those looking for a new and exciting RPG adventure are certain to rejoice with today’s announcement from Square Enix Ltd., that DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age™ will be coming to the West next year.

The highly anticipated latest entry to the beloved DRAGON QUEST series follows the adventure of a hero who must solve the mystery of his fate with the aid of a charming cast of supporting characters. DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will offer a world of adventure, exploration and instances of heroism— all brought to life by character art of famed manga artist Akira Toriyama and the memorable music of composer Koichi Sugiyama.

Speaking in a special video message to celebrate the announcement, DRAGON QUEST series creator, Yuji Horii, also introduces an overview of the game and offers an update on the games localisation process. To watch the video message now, visit:

Source: Square Enix