Dragon Quest XI details 3DS-exclusive features - Gematsu
Dragon Quest XI details 3DS-exclusive features
posted on 06.26.17 at 01:27 AM EST by (@salromano)
3D and 2D modes, Yocchi Village, and past Dragon Quest worlds.

Square Enix has updated the official website for Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time with new information and screenshots about the game’s 3DS-exclusive features.

Get the details below.

■ With 3D Mode and 2D Mode, You Get Two Experiences in One Game

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In the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI, you can experience two visual styles in one game. In “3D Mode,” characters move vividly in a three-dimensional world, and in “2D Mode,” the game is depicted in nostalgic pixel graphics. Experience Dragon Quest XI in your favorite visual mode.

At the start of your adventure, 3D Mode is depicted on the upper screen, and 2D Mode is depicted on the lower screen.

When the two modes are displayed at the same time, conversations and such are displayed on the upper screen when using the slide pad, and on the lower screen when using the d-pad.

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As you progress on your adventure, you will choose which one of the two modes to you want to continue playing with. After that, you can visit the church to switch between modes.

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■ Two Battle Styles

3D Mode

—Battle with lively moving monsters on the field.

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—You can get surrounded by enemies, too.

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—Monsters will attack if they notice the protagonist running by.

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—During battle, the party’s status and actions are displayed on the bottom screen.

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2D Mode

—Battle with classic pixel graphics.

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—Various expressions decorate the battle.

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—You will encounter monsters randomly while walking.

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—During battle, the party’s status and actions are displayed on the bottom screen.

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■ Memories of Your Journey

As you progress on your adventure, you will be able to see the “Memories of Your Journey” at certain places. In the 3DS version, you can look back on important scenes in the story that you have already seen in your favorite visual mode, allowing you to also see how that scene played out in the style you are not playing in.

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■ Labyrinth Beyond Time

In the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI, there is a village where a special tribe among the Incarnations of Time known as the “Yocchi” live, and where you can make use of the system’s StreetPass feature. You can also discover a dungeon that only the Yocchi can enter called the “Labyrinth Beyond Time,” where you can send in the Yocchi you gathered through StreetPass to explore. Exploring the Labyrinth Beyond Time may open the door to even more surprising amusements.

—Incarnations of Time are mysterious creatures that appear in Lotozetasia.

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—The Yocchi seek help from the protagonist.

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—The protagonist is guided to a mysterious place called “Yocchi Village.”

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—Gather Yocchi through Streetpass and take on the Labryinth Beyond Time. You can even get items from treasure chests.

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—In the depths of the labyrinth are boss battles against Gate Keepers. These are formidable foes that cannot be taken down by ordinary means. Use spells to defeat them. Then explore even further.

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■ The Yocchi’s Important Mission

The Yocchi have an important mission, and want the protagonist to help them carry it out. In order to help the Yocchi, it seems that it is necessary to find “Adventure Log Passwords” in the Labyrinth Beyond Time. What kind of adventure awaits the player?

—A mysterious place called “The Altar.” Jorocchi, the Yocchi elder, tells the player of the Adventure Logs on each altar engraved with the achievements of legendary heroes from different worlds.

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—A dirty Adventure Log sits upon the altar. As Jorocchi tells the player, the Adventure Logs were recently destroyed and blacked out.

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—In order to enter the worlds of each Adventure Log, it is necessary to find Adventure Log Passwords in the Labyrinth Beyond Time.

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—Is this Galenholm from Dragon Quest I?

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—And Erinn’s inn from Dragon Quest IX?

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Unravel the mysteries of these worlds yourself!

Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time will launch for PlayStation 4 and 3DS on July 29 in Japan. A Switch version is also planned, but has yet to be shown or dated.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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