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Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4, 3DS, and maybe Nintendo NX

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.

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