Dragon Quest XI S demo for Nintendo Switch

Since Japan more openly loves and celebrates its video games than we do in the west, Tokyo has Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2019 going on. At this event, Gematsu is reporting Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition will receive a demo on Nintendo Switch.

The release date of the demo has not been announced, and it’s uncertain if the demo will stay in Japan or travel outward. But the good news is that the Switch isn’t region-locked, so if you set up a Japanese user account, you should be able to access Dragon Quest XI S the same as anyone else (albeit with some guesswork involved in what it all says).

Users who keep their demo save data will receive a bonus Skill Seed for the full game. Additionally, players with demo save data will receive a special “The One Descended from Erdrick [S]” card for Dragon Quest Rivals, a free-to-play Dragon Quest card game available for Switch in Japan. That part’s not a big deal for us, but it’s probably a nice perk for Japanese players.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition will release worldwide on Sept. 27, and I’m probably more hyped than anyone else at Nintendo Enthusiast about it. What about you?


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea.

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