New Dragon Quest XI Videos and Images from PS4 and 3DS Versions Show Skillchains and Hard Mode

Square Enix provides another look at Dragon Quest XI's skillchains and "tied play" hard mode on PS4 and 3DS.

on July 16, 2017 12:15 PM

Square Enix is hosting the two day-long finale of the Count-Down Carnival event for Dragon Quest XI in Tokyo, and while today’s show was not livestreamed, the publisher still showcased some goodies on the series’ official Twitter account.

We get to see a few images and a couple of videos, unfortunately taken off the screen on stage.

First of all, we take a look at the “tied play” hard mode. Instead of just making enemies more difficult, it just gives you penalties that you need to work around. For instance, here we see the main hero being too shy to to talk to NPCs (which also paralyzes him in combat occasionally), and to buy items from a shop. Other tied play conditions include the inability to wear armor even if it’s not portrayed here.

On top of that, we get to see two co-op skillchains among the party. Martina and Sylvia’s “Spectacle Show” is showcased only with a still image  of the PS4 version (the one with the close-up on Martina’s face), while the activation of Camus’ “Beast Mode” is shown with a full video of the 3DS version.

You can check them out below.

If you want to know more, you can check out a recent batch of info on elements like PS4 Pro support and video sharing guidelines, recent new screenshots showing characters and skills, and more footage displaying riding monsters and more.

Dragon Quest XI will launch in Japan on July 29th for PS4 and 3DS, with a Nintendo Switch release also planned at some time down the line.

 /  Executive News Editor
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