Dragon Quest XI: Major Japanese Retailer Will Open Three Hours Earlier on Release Day

Japanese retailer Geo hopes to alleviate lines in front of its stores by opening three hours earlier on Dragon Quest XI's launch day.

Dragon Quest is a big deal in Japan, and Dragon Quest XI is not an exception. At least one major retailer is making preparations for the launch day, coming on July 29th for PS4 and 3DS.

Retailer Geo sent a press release today advising customers that 1,200 of its stores nationwide will be opening at 7 AM on July 29th, in order to allow gamers to grab their copy early and start playing immediately.

The press release mentions that when the series launched a new game in the past, long lines formed in front of the stores, and opening earlier will help in alleviating the wait.

This means that most of Geo’s stores will open at 7 AM instead of 10 AM, which is the usual opening hour on Saturdays.

It’ll be interesting to see how Dragon Quest XI will perform at the launch of its PS4 and 3DS version, even in light of Square Enix’s complete silence on the release date of the Nintendo Switch version.

If you want to see more of Dragon Quest XI, you can enjoy gameplay from the PS4 version, some from the 3DS versionnew screenshots and trailers, and the box art for both the PS4 and 3DS versions, on top of quite a few screenshots featuring recently announced characters and some featuring the old dear Spell of Restoration and the Skill Panel and a few featuring skillchains. The special 2DS XL and PS4 dedicated to the game have also been revealed, while pre-orders in Japan appear to be doing great.

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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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