Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Everything we know so far

Dragon Quest XI has just launched in Japan, and it’s already resulting in fans queuing up around the block for the latest entry in this JRPG phenomenon. However, we won’t be playing it until later this year with Square Enix announcing it’s finally being localised and coming to PS4!

Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age including all the latest news, release date, gameplay, trailers and more.

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What is Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age?

Acting as the 11th core entry in the series, Echoes of an Elusive Age launched simultaneously on 3DS and PS4 in Japan back in 2017. A port is also in development for Nintendo Switch, although Square Enix is yet to unveil when this will be coming out in any territory.

Dragon Quest XI Trailer — See the game in action for yourself

On stage at Square Enix’s conference at E3 2018 we were treated to our first western trailer for Dragon Quest XI. You can watch the trailer for yourself below.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age release date When is it coming out?

Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age is coming to PS4 and PC on September 4. The 3DS version is unfortunately not being brought over from Japan.

Square Enix has confirmed the localised release will contain new features including a photo mode, dash function and harder difficulty levels.

A version is also in development for Nintendo Switch although it is yet to launch in any territory. Time will tell whether it makes it out of Japan.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age story – What’s it about?

You play as a 16-year-old protagonist having grown up in a humble, quiet town. All is fine until you participate in the village’s coming of age ceremony, which reveals that you’re the reincarnation of a legendary hero.

Upon this discovery you’re given an important mission, which inevitably involves slaying monsters and saving the world. Taking place across the sprawling world of Lotozetasia, you’ll encounter a cast of charming characters on your adventure including a thief, child prodigy and even a strange entertainer.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age gameplay How does it play?

Dragon Quest XI plays differently depending on the platform on which you experience it. The 3DS version has two modes that can be toggled between as you play. First is a more traditional Dragon Quest experience presented in 2D, if you fancy something old school. The second is a more modern interpretation, presenting 3D models across wide, open environments.

On PS4, you’ll be subject to an experience that’s very close to that of Dragon Quest 10, with high-definition visuals to match. It will be far more fluid and responsive, thanks to more powerful hardware that lacks restrictions you’d expect from a handheld.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age trailers – How does it look?

You can find the latest trailer below providing our first proper look at the western release: 

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