Dragon Quest XI Gets New PS4 Gameplay Footage Showing Battles and More; Story Lasts About 50 Hours
Dragon Quest XI looks really, really good in new gameplay footage for PS4.
During a livestreamed presentation from Tokyo, Square Enix showcased new gameplay of the PS4 version of the upcoming JRPG Dragon Quest XI.
First of all, we get footage from the beginning of the game in the Ishi village where the hero hails from. Among other things, we see the map, the equipment menu, dialogue scenes, exploration and the ability to jump to reach hidden treasures via mini-platforming sessions.
After that, a dungeon was showcased, displaying beautiful environments, monsters and turn-based battles with a twist. While players will have to select their actions as usual, they’ll also be able to move around semi-freely on the battlefield. This is the “free motion battle mode.”
Interestingly, defeating one of the monsters allows the player to take control of its armor and use it to traverse hazardous areas and knock other enemies into the lava.
After that, we see a boss battle using the “automatic camera battle mode,” that removes the ability to move away, but shows combat from a more cinematic perspective.
Most interestingly, if the super-thick guides weren’t enough, during the presentation it was also mentioned that the story will keep players busy for about 50 hours, but doing side content can push the game’s duration over 100 hours.
Dragon Quest XI will launch in Japan for PS4 and 3DS on July 29th, 2017. A Nintendo Switch version has also been confirmed, but no information has been given about its release window.
For the moment there is no word about a western release of the game.