Dragon Quest XI S has explorable 2D areas from old DQ game worlds and Dragon Quest VIII DLC costume / music

Every time I think I’m done getting hyped to the moon by Dragon Quest XI S, Square Enix straps a new rocket on my back. This time around, it was shown at Nintendo Treehouse: Live that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (wow, what a name) will allow you to travel to old Dragon Quest game worlds!

The Japan-exclusive 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI featured levels available via StreetPass. However, the Switch definitive version will offer up passwords as you progress through the game, and these passwords will let you travel to new, 2D renditions of game worlds from Dragon Quest I through X. You will engage in new quests in these lands. No interaction with other human beings required!

That’s not all that was shown off during Nintendo Treehouse: Live. For one thing, the main character can run around in new costumes without having to go through the hassle of changing his equipment. They show off the main character running around in the Dragon Quest VIII protagonist’s outfit, for instance! It’ll be DLC though. However, when you do that, you can switch to listening to the Dragon Quest VIII symphonic music, if you prefer! Wild, right?

Beginning at 22:32 in the video below, you can check out the portion regarding traveling to different worlds.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition releases for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 27. If that’s not enough awesome Square Enix news for you, then check out how they’re working to release their whole library digitally.


John Friscia
Proofs Editor for Enthusiast Gaming. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I have recently returned from living in South Korea.

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