The Nintendo Switch is a console of mystery. It’s still unknown just how many titles the console will have in 2017. Many speculate Mario, Pokemon, and even Skyrim as part of its first-year titles. Well, now we have another one to add to the list — Dragon Quest XI.
During Jump Festa 2017 this past weekend, Square Enix revealed a lot of new information regarding the latest Dragon Quest entry. Oddly enough they didn’t mention anything about the game coming to the Nintendo Switch. However, Nintendo later confirmed this on their official website.
So far neither Nintendo nor Square Enix have revealed any platform-specific information on the Switch version of the game. Assuming that the Switch version will release alongside the PlayStation 4 and 3DS versions, expect Dragon Quest XI to come out for the Switch in 2017.
Dragon Quest XI Developed for the Switch
During the live stream of Dragon Quest XI the developers mentioned how they felt as if they were making three separate versions of the game.
Though there is no footage of the Switch version as of now, the PlayStation 4 and 3DS versions of the game look radically different from one another both in presentation and of course graphics.
As an example, the 3DS version of the game uses the 3DS’ second screen to present a 2D version of the game’s world in a style similar to the classic Dragon Quest titles.
As of now, it is unknown if the Switch version of the game will be different from the other two as well or will be more in line with the PlayStation 4 version being a fellow console release.
The announcement of a Dragon Quest XI on the Switch is also a good sign for a Western release of the title.
Nintendo has published the Dragon Quest series for the international market for quite a while now. When word came out that Dragon Quest XI would be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, many were worried that it wouldn’t leave Japan.
Now that the game is coming to both the Switch and the 3DS, there’s a very good chance at Nintendo publishing the game for an international release.