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Dragon Quest XI 3DS Japanese Release Scheduled For July 29

by Donald Theriault - April 11, 2017, 6:34 am PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: Square Enix

No announcements on the Switch version, but the rarest dual pack is coming.

One of the biggest games of the Japanese summer got its release date and special offers overnight.

Dragon Quest XI's 3DS and PlayStation 4 versions will launch in Japan on July 29. Launch editions will include bonus items that boost experience and gold gained, and there will be a dual pack sold in Japan that contains both versions for ¥16156. A "Spell of Restoration" that creates a general state of your world for sharing across the two versions can be created, as a form of cross-save.

When asked about the status of the Switch version, a representative from Square Enix commented to the Wall Street Journal "It is still planned but no announcements today. Whether it launches together on the same day as PS4 and 3DS or not we cannot say today".

Talkback

OedoApril 12, 2017

The 3DS and PS4 double pack feels wrong... but it does look quite nice. I guess it makes sense given that they are two different versions, and we are talking about Dragon Quest in Japan.

I'm not really sure what to make of those comments regarding the Switch version. I'd have to think Nintendo would be pushing for it to launch on July 29 as well, as it would likely be a huge boost for Switch hardware sales (though it sounds like Nintendo isn't having much trouble selling through shipments in Japan right now as it is). I can think of some reasons why Square Enix would want to release it later, but then why leave a July 29 release date on the table at all? Maybe it's just as simple as them not knowing if it's going to be ready in time at the moment. Some people also seem to think that Nintendo wants to announce it themselves during today's Nintendo Direct (at least the one that airs in Japan). I guess we'll find out soon.

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