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Dragon Quest XI Gets New PS4 and 3DS Gameplay Footage: Riding Monsters and StreetPass Dungeon

Square Enix shows more gameplay footage of Dragon Quest XI, showing monster riding on PS4 and the StreetPass dungeon on 3DS.

July 8, 2017

Today Square Enix showcased more gameplay footage of its upcoming JRPG Dragon Quest XI from an event in Sapporo.

You can check out the full recording in the video below.

At 00:28:48 you can see new 3DS footage, showcasing the StreetPass feature on 3DS. We see how colorful Yocchi gathered via StreetPass are sent into a dungeon, and get Scrolls of Time that are then used to unlock nostalgic levels inspired by Dragon Quest games of the past.

At 00:45:30 we get to see Hori’s slime-shaped controller, and a nice slice of PS4 footage. Featured after that are battles and riding monsters, even if we get to see only land-based ones this time around. Flying mounts are also available in the game, as you can see at the top of the post.

Towards the end of the stream, we get the reveal of another of the handicaps of the “tied play” hard mode. This time around we have something that Creator Yuji Horii calls a “embarrassing curse.” In fact the hero will be too embarrassed to talk to strangers. This will also happen randomly during battles, preventing him to move and attack. You can see that in two screenshots at the bottom of the post.

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If you want to see more about the game, you can watch some gameplay showing Sylvia’s parade, some more  focusing on 3DS exclusive featuresscreenshots with the same focusmore screenshots displaying PS4 exclusive featuresanother batch showing Martina and Row, and a funny trailer dedicated to the PS4 version.

Dragon Quest XI will launch in Japan on July 29th for PS4 and 3DS, with a Nintendo Switch release also planned some time down the line.

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