Square Enix has announced that the latest Dragon Quest title,Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, will be released for PlayStation 4 and PC (via Steam) in North America and Europe on September 4, 2018. The game's Nintendo 3DS version is not being localised, with a planned Nintendo Switch version not yet having a release date in Japan.
The western version of Dragon Quest XI will feature some additions not in the original Japanese release, including English voice acting; Draconian Quest mode, a hard mode offering extra challenges; overhauled menus and UI elements; camera mode; and a new dash function as well as improved camera movement. The game is available to pre-order digitally for PlayStation 4, with those who do receiving a theme and a selection of in-game items. In addition, some new screenshots of the game have appeared, along with a new CG trailer and an eight-minute gameplay video that features the English voice acting.