Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age was released for Playstation 4 and PC last year. Despite the ill-advised decision of coming out the same week as Insomniac’s Spider-Man, the game did well for itself both here and abroad. Square promised that the game would migrate to other systems in 2019, and they appear to be keeping that promise, pulling the curtain off the Switch version today.
It’s called Dragon Quest 11 S, and it will have voiceovers! “Uh…..it already has voiceovers,” you’re obviously saying. Thing is, the original Japanese release didn’t have them — voices were added to the Western version. There will be other improvements to the Switch version, no doubt, but they’ll be announced later.
At this time, we don’t know if an English release is in the cards for Dragon Quest 11 on Switch. While most of the other recent games in the DQ series have been released in English, Nintendo themselves did the localizing and publishing work. Will Square be willing to lift their own legs this time? The Switch is the most lucrative Nintendo device in several years and Square’s Octopath Traveler sold well here, so….hopefully those factors work to our advantage.
Square will reveal more about Dragon Quest 11 on Switch during a livestream next month.