Dragon Quest XI For PS4 and Nintendo 3DS Officially Announced; PS4 Version Done in Unreal Engine 4

During a livestreamed presentation from Tokyo, Square Enix finally announced Dragon Quest XI: Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete, the next numbered installment of the Dragon Quest series.

The subtitle translates as “The Search for a Bygone Time.” At the beginning of the broadcast, it was mentioned that some information was leaked, but the publisher decided to go ahead with the announcement anyway.

Of course the piece of information everyone wanted to know is the platforms, and the new game will be released for PS4 and Nintendo 3DS. It will be directed by Takeshi Uchikawa.

The PS4 version will be developed in Unreal Engine 4 in order to fully utilize the power of the console.

The two versions will have the same story, but will feature different graphics and partially different development teams. The PS4 version is being developed in collaboration with Orca, while the 3DS version is in development with the help of Toylogic.

Update: Historical Composer Koichi Sugiyama will also return, alongside Dragon Ball‘s Akira Toriyama as  Character Designer. A Nintendo NX version will also be developed and revealed at a later time.

Below you can see the announcement teaser, courtesy of YouTube user FinalFantasyUpdates, and a couple screencaps showcasing the radical visual difference between the two versions. You can also check out the first gameplay footage of the PS4 version, and of the 3DS version.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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