When Square Enix made the announcement of the western localization of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, they did not announce any platforms for the game in North America and Europe.
A few days later, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe jumped ahead of the competition by revealing that the PS4 version would come west via a trailer.
Apparently some calls were made, because that trailer is now gone, as you can see below.
Of course, no explanation was provided, and this can either mean that Square Enix still hasn’t decided the platforms for the west, or simply wants to announce them all at the same time. We don’t really know what the reason is, but it might very well just be due to “adult circumstances.”
After all, this certainly isn’t an isolated case. The publisher has been incredibly quiet about the already-confirmed (at least for Japan) Nintendo Switch version of the game, that doesn’t have a release window and of which we haven’t even seen a single screenshot, let alone know any of its features.
Of course, we can probably assume that the PS4 version will come. It’s pretty obvious that Sony Interactive Entertainment had that trailer because Square Enix sent it to them (they certainly haven’t ripped it on their own like any random YouTuber), which is very close to a confirmation. Yet – at least officially – we have to go with the “no platforms announced” for now.
Of course when the official announcement really does come, you can expect to read all about it here on DualShockers.
In the meanwhile, we just learned that the game sold 1,130,468 copies on 3DS and 950,338 copies on PS4 at retail in Japan (while we don’t know about digital downloads or Asia).