Square Enix sure knows how to make a splash these days. Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time was announced today to release on the PS4, the 3DS (New 3DS Exclusive most likely) and… the NX. That’s quite a surprise given that we don’t have a release schedule for the NX yet nor any other game announced to come to it.
Well, not that surprising. Given the sales that the Wii U has achieved during its short life and the anemic support it has had from 3rd party developers.
The new Dragon Quest is going to have at least two different stories. One for the PS4 and one for the 3DS, you know like Ni No Kuni. Also like Ni No Kuni, we’ll probably never ever see the 3DS version release in America so don’t get your hopes up. No localization has been announced but I’m guessing the PS4 release will come to our shores and that’s it.
We don’t have much info about the NX version yet but it will like be similar to the PS4 one which features an open world and is being developed on Unreal Engine 4. The 3DS version is less open (DQIX style?), being developed in cooperation with Toy Logic, and will have battles in both 3D and 2D with Sprites.
Expect all of this to launch in Japan late 2016 and the PS4 version in America in late 2017.