The Dragon Quest series is one of the most revered franchises in video game history. What’s more, it’s actually the longest running RPG video game series of all time. It’s been around a long time in both the East and the West, with many titles coming to consoles and handhelds alike. But recently, it’s felt like the series has been restricted to the East in many ways. But Dragon Quest XI is going to change that.
Dragon Quest XI is the true continuation of the franchise, and one that boasts many classic features, while also putting new twists on the story. Legendary designer Yuji Horii took to Twitter to announce that this new game would be coming to the west.
Yuji Horii, famed game designer of the Dragon Quest series, makes an appearance with a swarm of Slimes in tow to share some exciting news! pic.twitter.com/ytHpJyozkd
— Dragon Quest (@DragonQuest) July 28, 2017
The official title for the game in the West is Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Horii notes that while the Japanese version of the game has been released already, localization has begun for the US and other versions of the game. In fact, the game will be released in five other languages. He does note however that the game will take a while to translate to these languages because there’s “a lot of text.”
Another little tidbit he gave in the video is that when we enter the game, our hero will be “on the run,” which is indeed different from past titles. It’ll be good to see a true return to form for the series, as Dragon Quest X had an MMO aesthetic. There’s been no confirmation of consoles that that game will come to, nor a release window in potential.