Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4, 3DS

Nintendo NX version also under consideration.

Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix announced Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time for PlayStation 4 and 3DS during its Dragon Quest New Title press conference.

In a press release, Square Enix said, “Additionally, we are also considering launching on Nintendo’s in-development NX platform.”

Dragon Quest XI is directed by Takeshi Uchikawa and composed by Koichi Sugiyama. Yosuke Saito is the general producer. Both the PS4 and 3DS versions share the same story, but differ in visuals and partially in development teams.

Here’s the main character:

Dragon Quest XI

The differences between both versions are outlined below:

PlayStation 4 Version

Version Producer: Hokuto Okamoto

The core development staff consists of a team at Square Enix. Because of the high amount of resources required to make the game, Square Enix is working with Orca on development. It’s being made on Unreal Engine 4.

3DS Version

Version Producer: Kento Yokota

The same core staff making the PlayStation 4 version is working on the 3DS version, with help from Toylogic.

You’ll be able to switch between 3D and 2D graphics as you play.

Square Enix is aiming to release Dragon Quest XI within the series’ 30th anniversary year of 2016. (The first game launched for Famicom on May 27, 1986.) Both versions of the game will be released simultaneously.

View the first footage below.

PlayStation 4 Version

3DS Version

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