It’s “Dragon Quest Day” in Japan, and Dragon Quest XI is now available for the 3DS and PS4 in its home country (a Switch version will be released at a later date). But what about Dragon Quest fans in North America and Europe and Australia? When will we get the chance to play the next game in the storied RPG franchise?
Today, Square Enix gave us an answer, and announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be released in North America (and other Western territories) in 2018. Yuji Horii, the creator of the Dragon Quest series, delivered the good news in the video embedded above:
The highly anticipated latest entry to the beloved Dragon Quest video game franchise 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 the character art of famed manga artist Akira Toriyama and the memorable music of composer Koichi Sugiyama.
Square Enix will announce more details about Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age’s English-language launch this Fall.