Square Enix announced at this year’s Jump Festa 2019 that Dragon Quest XI S, the Switch version of the critically acclaimed Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, will be released sometime in 2019 in Japan.
The Switch version of Dragon Quest XI is said to includes an optional Japanese voice-overs, which were not originally included in the PS4 release.
The following are the voice cast:
- Erik (voiced by Kouki Uchiyama)
- Veronica (voiced by Maaya Uchida)
- Serena (voiced by Sora Amamiya)
- Sylvando (voiced by Masaya Onosaka)
- Rab (voiced by Mugihito)
- Jade (voiced by Ami Koshimizu)
In addition, game designer and scenario writer Yuji Horii revealed that the Switch version will have some new elements added to it such as being able to marry with different NPCs, opposed to only one in the original version.
“In the game’s story you can marry [redacted due to spoilers], but I thought that people would want to choose from various characters, so we’ve added that,” Horii said. “While it isn’t marriage, you can even choose Erik or Hendrik—so you can choose the person you live with.”
On January 1, 2019, Square Enix mentioned that it is preparing for a surprise in regards for Dragon Quest XI S. Will they announce the English version?
While Square Enix didn’t reveal any specifics, the company will be hosting a Dragon Quest XI Channel S live stream featuring game designer and scenario writer Yuri Horii, producer Hokuto Okamoto, and others in January 2019.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive age is available now worldwide for PlayStation 4 and PC. Currently, there’s no word as to when the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI will be released outside Japan but seeing how it did very well in North America, it’s very likely that we might see an English release.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
As always, check back with us near the release date for our coverage and review!