Today Dragon Quest XI has finally been released in Japan, which means that Japanese salarymen are taking the day off, and gamers are ready to line up in front of the stores, like in the good old times.
After all, this is the first time in eight years that the Dragon Quest series gets a single player numbered title, and Japanese gamers have been waiting for thirteen years for a new one on consoles.
Yet, if you aren’t in Japan and aren’t ready to import or grab the Japanese version on the local PlayStation Store (even more so because Square Enix just announced the western localization, even if it’s farther than I’d like), footage is starting to trickle online.
Below you can see a whopping three hours of gameplay (courtesy of YouTube user Shirrako), including the prologue and the impressive royal capital of Delcadar. The game is running on PS4 and it looks absolutely fantastic.
Just how much will the game sell? Probably a lot, but we’ll know that next Wednesday when the Media Create sales charts will be released.
In the meanwhile, you can watch the gameplay below (do keep in mind that it includes spoilers, even if it’s all in Japanese), and if you want to see more, you can enjoy some remote play gameplay on PS Vita, out a recent TV commercial of the PS4 version, 45 minutes of gameplay, the spectacular opening prologue video, more commercials starring celebrities, new screenshots highlighting the story, and more footage displaying riding monsters. You can also download a lovely PS4 theme for free.
Dragon Quest XI is currently available in Japan for PS4 and 3DS, and will get a Switch version down the line. It has been announced for the west today, with platforms yet unknown.