Dragon Quest XI Info For Switch Held Up by 'Adult Circumstances'

The strange translation could refer to business dealings or... something else.


Dragon Quest XI is definitely coming for Nintendo Switch, but publisher Square Enix isn't talking. Apparently the time isn't right to discuss that version of the game because of "circumstances of adults."

At least that is what the game's producer Yosuke Saito said in a livestream discussing Dragon Quest X and XI. That spawned laughter from series creator Yuji Horii, but he did confirm that there are "various circumstances" keeping them from discussing the game for Nintendo Switch. Now, whether that is marketing limitations or some controversy with Nintendo is unclear, but the way the details were presented makes it clear that both are somewhat amused by the reasoning behind the silence.

The PS4 and 3DS versions of the game will go on sale in Japan on July 29. There has been no word yet on if a localized version will makes its way to the States.

Square Enix did release some Switch game play footage for Dragon Quest X in the same livestream. The PS4 version will be coming to Japan on August 17, with the Switch version coming a month later on September 21. Both versions will include the game and both expansions. The original game launched in 2012 for 3DS.

Check out the Switch footage below.

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