Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will come west this September

This afternoon, Square Enix announced its plans to bring Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age to western audiences this coming fall. It will do so on PlayStation 4 and Steam, and will offer additions and enhancements that were not seen in the original Japanese version.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a captivating tale of a hunted hero and is the long-awaited role-playing game from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and series composer Koichi Sugiyama. As the eleventh mainline entry in the critically acclaimed series, it is a completely standalone experience that features entirely new characters, a beautifully detailed world, finely tuned turn-based combat, and an immersive story that will appeal to longtime fans and franchise newcomers alike.

After its release in Japan, Dragon Quest XI won multiple gaming awards and received critical praise, including PlayStation’s Platinum Prize and a perfect 40/40 score from Famitsu.

In addition to the original version’s more than 100 hours of content, the western iteration will also include the following features and upgrades:

  • English Voiceover
  • Draconian Quest, a hard mode that offers additional challenges for more experienced players.
  • Overhauled Menus & UI, with graphical enhancements and more intuitive navigation.
  • Camera Mode, allowing players to take in views of the beautiful landscape, character renders and ferocious monsters in detail.
  • A New Dash Function and many other system enhancements such as improved character and camera movement

Dragon Quest XI will reach western shores on September 4th, and is currently available for pre-order. Those who do so (via the PlayStation Store) will be gifted with an exclusive theme, as well as some in-game rewards.