After teasing its announcement as well as accidentally leaking its official logo, Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest XI is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS with a Nintendo NX version under consideration.
Dragon Quest XI is being directed by Takeshi Uchikawa and series composer Koichi Sugiyama will return to work on the game’s score.
The PlayStation 4 version will run on Unreal Engine 4 and is being developed by Square Enix with the assistance of Orca. The Nintendo 3DS version is also in development by the same core team and won’t be a port. It will tell the same story as the PS4 version, although it’ll be presented in a way that makes the most sense for the handheld. The top display will display 3D graphics, while the bottom screen will show the game in a 3D sprite style that’s reminiscent of Dragon Quest’s humble beginnings.
Square Enix didn’t announce a release date for Dragon Quest XI, nor have they announced if it’ll get a Western release, but considering next year marks the 30th anniversary of the series, we wouldn’t be surprised if the title made its way outside of Japan around that time.