Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time will launch for PlayStation 4 and 3DS on July 29 in Japan, Square Enix announced. The PlayStation 4 version will cost 8,980 yen and the 3DS version will cost 5,980 yen.
As for the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI, the Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki asked Square Enix public relations, who said, “Support is planned, but there is nothing to announce today. We cannot say today whether the release date is the same as or different than the PlayStation 4 and 3DS versions.”
Early purchases of Dragon Quest XI will include the following in-game items:
“Vest of Happiness”
A vest that increases the experience points earned after battle.
A vest that increases the amount of gold earned after battle.
A “Dragon Quest XI Double Pack Hero’s Sword Box” including both the PlayStation 4 and 3DS versions cased in special packaging will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix e-Store and Lawson HMV Stores for 14,960 yen.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia and Nintendo each also plan to announce Dragon Quest XI hardware bundles.
Square Enix will host hands-on events, dubbed the “Dragon Quest XI Countdown Carnival,” throughout Japan in the weeks leading up to release. The events will be held on the following dates:
- May 27 and 28 – Abeno Q’s Mall (Osaka)
- June 10 and 11 – Solaria Plaza (Hakata)
- June 17 and 18 – Mozo Wonder City (Nagoya)
- July 8 and 9 – Sapporo Factory (Sapporo)
- July 16 and 17 – Futako Tamagawa Rise (Tokyo)
Square Enix also confirmed that Dragon Quest XI‘s story will take about 50 hours to clear. With side elements included, the game should last more than 100 hours. Additionally, the previously teased “Spell of Restoration” will be usable in Dragon Quest XI. You can create a Spell of Restoration that matches up with your progress, but it doesn’t reproduce everything. The general state of your progress is reproduced, but not your character’s name. The Spell of Restoration can be used interchangeably between the PlayStation 4 and 3DS versions.
Watch the latest trailer, gameplay footage, and full release date presentation below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
PlayStation 4 and 3DS Mixed Trailer
PlayStation 4 Trailer
- 00:00 to 10:27 – PlayStation 4 Village Gameplay
- 10:35 to 19:08 – PlayStation 4 Dungeon Gameplay
- 19:26 to 23:08 – PlayStation 4 Boss Battle Gameplay
- 23:20 to 30:57 – 3DS 3D/2D Combined Gameplay
- 31:39 to 37:05 – 3DS Fully 2D Gameplay
- 37:07 to 42:20 – 3DS Fully 3D Gameplay
- 42:23 to 43:05 – 3DS Fully 2D Gameplay
An MP4 version is available here.