Dragon Quest XI goes gold; gameplay shows smithing, skill panel, horse racing, and casino

Third restriction for "Restricted Play" mode announced.

Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time has gone gold, series creator Yuji Horii confirmed at today’s Dragon Quest XI “Countdown Carnival” hands-on event in Nagoya. That means development on the game is complete and it is ready for mass production.

New gameplay footage was also shown, demonstrating the “Mysterious Smithing” and the “Skill Panel” systems using the 3DS version, and “Horse Racing” and “Casino” features using the PlayStation 4 version.

Finally, Square Enix revealed the third possible restriction for the game’s “Restricted Play” mode, which allows you to play the game with certain features disabled. The first two announced restrictions are being unable to shop and being unable to run away from battle. The third possible restriction is being unable to equip armor.

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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.

Watch the footage below.

  • Mysterious Smithing (3DS) – 25:56 to 35:30
  • Skill Panel (3DS) – 35:30 to 41:31
  • Horse Racing (PS4) – 41:48 to 44:39
  • Casino (PS4) – 46:27 to 56:06

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