In September 2018, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age was released for the PlayStation 4, among others. Over a year later, the game was also released for the Nintendo Switch. This was not a simple port, but an improved version with new content. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, as the new edition was called, has now also been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The new version of Dragon Quest XI includes new storylines that highlight various characters and the ability to play the entire game in 2D. Other new features that you can expect are a photo mode, an orchestrated soundtrack, the new very fast battle mode and the possibility to play the game with Japanese voices. Various ‘quality of life’ improvements have also been made.
A FAQ list from Square Enix shows that there are still some caveats to the PS4 version of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. For example, it becomes clear that this is a port of the Nintendo Switch version. Although Square Enix emphasizes that the resolution and frame rate will be at least equal to that of the original PS4 version of Dragon Quest XI, it may be that the somewhat limited graphics power of the Nintendo Switch may cause this new release to surfaces looks less good than the original on the PS4.
Furthermore, the FAQ also shows that owners of Dragon Quest XI on the PS4 cannot upgrade to the Definitive Edition. So everyone will have to purchase Dragon Quest XI S again for the new price. Via Steam, the new edition of the game costs € 39.99, so expect a similar price for the PlayStation 4.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition will be released on December 4 for PlayStation 4. Watch the announcement trailer below.