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‘Dragon Quest XI’ arrives on PS4 and PC in the US September 4th

A Switch version won't come this year -- and it won't launch for the 3DS in the US at all.
David Lumb, @OutOnALumb
03.28.18 in AV
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The next game in the Dragon Quest franchise will arrive in North America and Europe on September 4th for PS4 and PC only, but the previously-rumored Switch version won't be coming in 2018. Dragon Quest XI came out in Japan last summer for the aforementioned consoles and the 3DS, and sadly, the game's maker Square Enix decided not to localize the game for Western owners of Nintendo's handheld, according to IGN.

PS4 and Steam players will get to experience the franchise's eleventh game with a few improvements over its Japanese version. Aside from an English voice over, it will also feature the hard mode Draconian Quest, a refined UI, better character and camera movement and the ability to sightsee landscapes and monsters.

The Switch version is in development but won't be coming out this year and could end up being released "much later," a Square Enix spokesperson told IGN at an event. Those interested in the PS4 version can pre-order Dragon Quest XI on PSN today.

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