New Dragon Quest XI Screenshots and Information

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New screenshots of the upcoming Dragon Quest XI have been posted on 4Gamer, and our own Will Whitehurst has provided us with a translation which gives us more insight on what the latest game in the Dragon Quest series is like. Dragon Quest XI will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. No plans for localization have been announced at this time, but we’re hoping Square Enix will throw Dragon Quest fans a bone. These look great!

The following is Will’s translation of 4Gamer’s story:

Today (August 13), Square Enix released screenshots from Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time, currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS.

One can enjoy the beautiful graphics of the PS4 version, which uses Unreal Engine 4, as well as the 3DS version, which has both super-deformed 3D graphics and 2D sprite art. Both are in development. As mentioned in the previous report, both versions have the same story, but make use of the best features of their respective hardware. The PS4 version’s screenshots showcase the graphics’ beauty in the massive world and water reflections, while the 3DS screenshots showcase the simultaneous use of 3D and 2D.

Now open to the public! These are in-game images from DQXI!

The best features of both platforms have been fully utilized in each version of this game, which can be played on two platforms.

PS4 version:
The massive and beautiful world in the PS4 version spreads out. Its expression is realistic, with monsters that loiter around in the field, as well as the world seeming to come alive.

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The town seems to be encircled by something resembling a tall castle wall. The houses are also standing up in a jumbled manner, so where do you think this place is?

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A view of the town’s scenery from the skies. There aren’t even any passageways in the center, but it seems like you can walk on top of the tree branches that are stretching out.

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Battles have been one thing in Dragon Quest that can’t be broken. The intense combat, previously unseen on the PS4, has finally been revealed.

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3DS version:

Two different field maps are displayed at the same time. The lower screen has a nostalgic sprite look, but why on earth would there be such a thing?

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Both the bottom and top screens work together!

And how, the story on the 3DS version utilizes both the top and bottom screens! Moreover, the game is playable on either screen.

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The battle scenes play out on the 2D sprite screen as well. The 3D screen can have enemies surrounding you, too!?

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Event scenes also link both screens together. Keep an eye out for the comical activity on the 2D screen!

You can switch between 2D and 3D in the game, too! Play whichever mode you wish!

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Joe is the reporting manager for oprainfall, he is also a broadcaster on Twitch and loves showing off many of the games we report about on his channel. He has also been known to defended Senran Kagura from those who only want to accept it at face value.