Dragon Quest XI details Zone and Link systems

Power up and unleash coordinated attacks.

Square Enix has updated the Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time official Japanese website with screenshots and details on the game’s “Zone” and “Link” systems.

Get the information below.

■ Zone

“Zone” is one of the new powers that appears in battle. Zone is a state of heightened concentration that temporarily increases your combat ability. If attacked by an enemy, the protagonist and other party members can enter Zone allowing them to turn a sticky situation into a prime opportunity.

—Entering Zone surrounds your body in a blue light and increases your ability! The effect can carry over to the next battle until it disappears.

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—Even if you take heavy damage and find yourself in a pinch… entering Zone could be your chance for a counterattack!

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—Zone is even more promising when several party members enter it.

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Dragon Quest XI

—Monsters can also enter zone! Stay focused until you win!

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Dragon Quest XI

■ Link

If you enter Zone, you can acquire even further power. By combining your power with those of your party members, you can unleash powerful Link techniques. These can become the key to defeating formidable enemies!

—If you enter Zone, you can unleash a Link technique.

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Dragon Quest XI

—Silvia can light up the protagonist’s sword with fire. Link techniques differ depending on the combination of party members, learned spells and skills, and the number of people that are in Zone. How you organize your party will directly affect which Link techniques you can unleash.

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—A full party Link! Battle while trying out various different Link techniques.

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—Monsters can also unleash Link techniques.

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Dragon Quest XI

An Introduction to Some Link Techniques

—Camus and the Protagonist: “Falcon Dance”

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Dragon Quest XI

—Full Party: “Giga Burst”

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Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI

—Silvia and Protagonist and Row: “Rose Hurricane”

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Dragon Quest XI

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Dragon Quest XI

—Martina and Row: “Matou Enbu”

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Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time will launch for PlayStation 4 and 3DS on July 29 in Japan. A Switch version is also planned, but has yet to be shown or dated. If you missed it, catch the latest trailers and gameplay footage here.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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