Dragon Quest XI is coming to Xbox. Dragon Quest is one of Japan’s Most Beloved franchises of all time. It is also one of the Longest running franchises next to only Final Fantasy. The most recent release in the series Dragon Quest XI Echoes of an Elusive age was released on PS4 and PC in 2018, with an Updated Definitive edition released on Switch in September 2019.
Starting off Early in Xbox’s hour long pre-show with Geoff Keighley their first announcement was from the creator of Dragon Quest himself. Announcing that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S – Definitive edition will be coming to Xbox. And more it will be launching in Xbox Game Pass on December 4th, 2020.
New scenarios, an orchestral soundtrack, and more are coming when #DragonQuest XI S – Definitive Edition launches December 4, 2020!
— Xbox (@Xbox) July 23, 2020
hiTs definitive version also brings with it an array of upgrades and enhancements including:
- New character side stories – Get to know your fascinating cast of companions more than ever with individual side stories and adventures
- Retro 2D mode – In addition to stunning 3D you can also choose to play in 2D with retro inspired graphics of classic 16-bit RPGs
- 16-bit World of Tickington – Journey to past DRAGON QUEST worlds full of additional side-quests reimagined in the retro style
- Japanese audio – Choice to play the entire game with all-new Japanese voice over or the original English
- Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack – Ability to switch between the symphonic soundtrack or the original synthesized soundtrack as you travel the world of Erdrea
- Photo mode – Immortalize your adventure with the perfect image. Rearrange characters, set different poses, change angles etc. are just some of the features available in Photo Mode
This falls in line with Xbox’s push for more support for Japanese titles and support. They have been launching and coming directly to Xbox Game Pass.
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