Dragon Quest XI finally has a release date for PC and PlayStation 4, but not all news is rosy if you prefer your RPGs on Nintendo systems. Square Enix has suggested that the switch version may take some time to get to the West, and the 3DS version just does not come.
In a statement shared with GameSpot, the company stated that the switch version still exists in development for North America and Europe, but the developer still has "a long way to go before it's released". One representative suggested that a switch version 2018 will not be available and that it could be much later. The company notes that "development will take a long time from a technological point of view".
The 3DS version is even worse off. The ambitious idea was a standalone version that was developed alongside the PS4, with Pixel Art as a complement to the 3D models. Instead of a delay, this version does not come at all.
"Our goal with Dragon Quest XI and the Dragon Quest brand is to increase the audience in the West, and from a business point of view, it was strategically meaningful to release the 3DS version in Japan in 201
The PC and PlayStation 4 versions will be released on September 4th. It has always been available in Japan year, but the extra time and effort is in some enhancements to make the US version friendly to Western audiences. The changes include an English voiceover, an outdated menu and interface, a Dash feature, and a harder Draconian Quest mode. DQXI also introduces a first-person camera mode to explore the landscapes in more detail.