A couple of weeks ago, Square Enix released a batch of screenshots of the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI, and today they followed up with a press release including even more.
We get to see more of the game’s StreetPass feature, that lets you collect members of the Yocchi tribe, that can be used in a a special dungeon to defeat monsters and recover “Scrolls of time.” those record the “the achievements of the legendary hero who lives in another world,” and can be used at the Yocchi altar to unlock mini-levels insopired by previous Dragon Quest games.
The Yocchi have their own rank indicating their strength, they can use different spell and unlock barriers depending on their colors. If certain conditions are fulfilled, Yocchi with two colors will appear.
We also get to take another look at the 3D mode, showcasing a more visually modern setup and monsters appearing on the map, and the 2D mode, which looks more nostalgic, and comes with random encounters. It’s also possible to review cutscenes changing the mode, so that you can play it one way, and then check out the story in the other.
If you want to see more before you check out the screenshots below, you can watch some gameplay showing the same 3DS exclusive features, recent screenshots displaying PS4 exclusive features, another batch showing Martina and Row, and an hilarious trailer dedicated to the PS4 version.
Recently, we also 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.