With Dragon Quest XI now available in Japan, Square-Enix officially announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will launch in the West sometime in 2018.
Game Designer and series creator Yuji Horii announced that the development team is now working on localizing the game into five languages and doing so requires “an exorbitant amount of work.” Nonetheless, Horii promises to make the game available “as soon as possible.”
As stated in a press release, more details about Dragon Quest XI will be announced in fall 2017.
While platforms for the Western release were unspecified, the game will likely launch for 3DS, PlayStation 4, and Switch. The game is currently available for PS4 and 3DS in Japan, while a release date for the Nintendo Switch version remains unconfirmed.
Both PS4 and 3DS versions have different graphical styles. The PS4 version has modern 3D graphics while gamers on 3DS can switch between a retro 16-bit appearance and a cel-shade art style. Meanwhile, details about the Switch version remains scarce.
The video embedded below features Horii providing an overview of the game alongside an update on the current progress of Dragon Quest XI’s Western version: