Dragon Quest series producer Yuji Horii has released an update on the development of Dragon Quest XI for Nintendo Switch.
Square Enix has uploaded a new trailer for Dragon Quest XI today.
While most of us are willing to wait for Dragon Quest XI to be localised on the Switch, fans should really not hold their breath. In Replying to a tweet asking if there will be a Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest XI, Square Enix reaffirmed that the game is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch. However, they also said that the development of the Switch’ version is still “quite a ways off”, meaning that the game is unlikely to be released in North America and Europe alongside its PS4 and Steam counterparts.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Dragon Quest XI producer Yuu Miyake commented on the state of the Dragon Quest franchise in the west.
Dragon Quest has always had a long delay time when it comes to localisation. With 2.4 million Japanese characters to translate, the text-heavy adventure RPG needs quite a bit of time before it can arrive in the West.
Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii will be making his way to Anime Expo 2018 for an autograph session at the Square Enix booth.
During the Square Enix investors Q&A, the company announced a very important point about the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest XI.
During the Famitsu Awards 2017 presentation, Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii reconfirmed that Dragon Quest XI is currently in development for Nintendo Switch.
While 2017 is filled with games that look towards an open world game with games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn, Dragon Quest XI decided not to jump on the bandwagon and instead stuck to its time honoured tradition of linear gameplay.