Dragon Quest XI Announced for PlayStation 4, 3DS and NX
Square Enix has revealed the first two titles intended to launch on Nintendo's mysterious NX platform, and they are both Dragon Quest games.
Kotaku reports that Nintendo has officially unveiled Dragon Quest XI. This new role-playing game returns to the single-player format of the series. It will maintain the franchise's trademark first-person battle system while having you do your exploration and adventuring from a third-person perspective. During its presentation, Square Enix representatives introduced us to a brown-haired male protagonist who was exploring the countryside alongside an enthusiastic blonde adventurer. Square Enix revealed that the game will be running on Unreal Engine 4, and things are looking quite beautiful.
Surprisingly, the Nintendo 3DS version of the game will feature different graphics compared to the console version, but both titles will feature the same story and style of gameplay. This is of course due to the technological constraints of the 3DS, but the demoed handheld footage looks interesting nonetheless.
In terms of consoles, Square Enix dropped a bomb in terms of saying both Dragon Quest X and Dragon Quest XI will be launching for the Nintendo NX, which most of us know nothing about yet. Dragon Quest XI is also heading to PlayStation 4 and 3DS, while the MMORPG Dragon Quest X has already launched for PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This marks the first pair of video games intending to launch on this new and mysterious format.
Unfortunately, a Square Enix representative told IGN the following about Dragon Quest X and XI's intended NX release:
"It is under consideration, but we don’t have further information to share at the moment,”
Unfortunately there is no kind of launch window for Dragon Quest XI, but it's most likely going to be towards the end of 2016 at the earliest. There has still yet to be any word if Dragon Quest X or XI will be getting a Western release.
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