JRPG fans from the west are probably drooling over the trailers and details about the next installment in the Dragon Quest series. Fans have been wondering for awhile whether the next title will see a western release or remain exclusive in Japan. A recent report now suggests that Dragon Quest 11 is indeed headed to the west after some time.
NeoGAF user kubus shares a Gamer.nl report which reveals that a Dutch PR company has confirmed that Dragon Quest 11 will see a release outside of Japan. This is very big news for those who have been aching to get their hands on the game but have only been teased with Japanese trailers.
No exact release date has been pegged for the western release of the upcoming title. The game launches in Japan this July 27 for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. Since Square Enix itself hasn’t revealed the western release for the game, it’s very unlikely that it’ll get a simultaneous global launch.
As for platforms, we can expect the game to launch for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS as well. Square Enix has confirmed that a Nintendo Switch version of the game is in the works, but no release date has been set for it. There’s a chance that the Nintendo Switch version could launch at the same time as the western versions.
Those who’ve played previous entries in the RPG series will have no problem playing Dragon Quest 11 as gameplay, especially combat, is the same. Square Enix did add a few features that are fitting for what today’s consoles are capable of. Aside from amazing visuals and a huge open-world, players will be able to access neat features such as dragon riding and more. Those playing on the 3DS can even toggle between 3D and 2D graphical styles.