Dragon Quest XI prologue video; free PS4 and 3DS themes launch July 18 in Japan

A look at how the hero's story begins.

Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix has released the prologue video from Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time.

The upcoming RPG, which a return to origin for the series, depicts the story of the protagonist, the reincarnation of the “hero” who once saved the world, and who carries the burden of a major mission.

Square Enix also announced that it will release free PlayStation 4 and 3DS themes on July 18 in Japan via the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop, respectively. Here’s a preview of each:

3DS Theme

Dragon Quest XI

PlayStation 4 Theme

Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI

The company also announced that it will host a countdown live stream for Dragon Quest XI on July 28 at 23:00 JST via Niconico, an hour before the game officially launches in Japan.

Dragon Quest XI

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.

Watch the prologue video below.

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