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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age releases in 2018 in the West

Dragon Quest fans in the rest of the world can finally experience the newest installment in the series, as developer Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be releasing towards the end of 2018.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has been announced today by developer Square Enix, who said that the game will be coming in the West on 04 September 2018 for PC and PlayStation 4, as well as a Switch release coming later on. 

Square Enix3 blue slimes standing in a field of grass smilingDragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Slimes, the most common and iconic enemies in the series

Following the game's successful release for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 in Japan on 29 July 2017, Square Enix has decided to release the game for European and North American audiences later this year, as was the case with many titles in the series being released in Japan first and then across the rest of the world in the following year.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is, as the title says, the eleventh game in the main series. As with all the Dragon Quest games, this one is a role-playing adventure with turn-based combat. In the game, players will take control of an unnamed hero with a mysterious mark on his hand, who is at the beginning of the game a simple villager, but soon finds out there is much more to him than it seems.

Square EnixUnnamed hero standing in a town with a sword on his backDragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - The unnamed hero the players will control

Joining him will be a slew of playable supporting characters which will all join his journey to find out his true identity and help him overcome his trials throughout the game. Of the six supporting cast of characters, all of them will be playable, and the players will have the ability to switch them in and out of the travelling party.

Square EnixAn old man and a young woman during looking at the camera during a festivalDragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Two of the playable supporting characters

The game's Nintendo 3DS release had both a 3D and 2D view of the game due to the console's double screens, while the gameplay was differently tailored for PS4 audiences, with the Unreal Engine being used to develop it. With that in mind, we can expect the PC and Switch versions to mimic the gameplay style of the PS4 version.

Expect to hear more about the game from us once it releases this September.