Dragon Quest XI Gets New Screenshots Showing 3DS Exclusive Features

Square Enix shows off a batch of Dragon Quest XI screenshots showcasing the features created for the 3DS version of the game.

on June 26, 2017 4:45 PM

Today, Square Enix updated the official website of Dragon Quest XI, showcasing a batch of new screenshots.

The screenshots focus on the features of the game designed for the 3DS version, including those exclusive to the platform.

We get to take a look at the two selectable modes, 3D mode and 2D mode. In 3DS mode both monsters and characters are visualized on the screen during battles, with no random encounters.

In 2D mode battles look more nostalgic, showing only monsters in first person view. Random encounters will make a comeback exclusively for this mode on 3DS. Character stats are displayed on the bottom screen in both modes.

The memories feature lets you check out important scenes from the story, and you can  select both 3D and 2D mode so you can play the game one way, and then watch the scenes once more in the other way.

The Labyrinth of Time is the StreetPass feature of the game, letting you play as a member of the Yocchi. By playing with other Yocchi met through StreetPass you can challenge the dungeon, earning items and fighting against powerful monsters named the Door Guardians. Defeating them grants scrolls that can be used at the altar in the Yocchi village to unlock various levels inspired by past Dragon Quest games.

If you want to see more before you check out the scereenshots below, you gameplay some new gameplay showing 3DS exclusive features, recent screenshots displaying PS4 exclusive features, and an hilarious trailer dedicated to the PS4 version.

Recently, we learned that the PS4 and 3DS versions of the game have already gone gold.

Dragon Quest XI will be released in Japan on July 29th for PS4 and 3DS, with a Nintendo Switch release also planned. Unfortunately, no release window has been announced for the Switch version just yet.

 /  Executive News Editor
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.