Release Date: September 4 2018
Developer: Armor Project-Square Enix
"A young man, about to participate in his village’s coming of age ceremony, heads off to the top of the local lookout point alongside his childhood friend. After a series of unexpected events, this intrepid adventurer learns he is the reincarnation of a legendary hero from a forgotten age.
The young hero sets forth into an unknown world on a journey to unravel the mystery of his past…but the welcome he receives is far from warm.
Upon revealing his identity to the King, the hero is branded as “The Darkspawn” and hunted by a relentless army.
Fleeing from his pursuers, the hero assembles a band of endearing adventurers who believe he is actually the Luminary reborn. He and his newfound companions embark on a quest that will take them across continents and over vast oceans as they learn of an ominous threat facing the world. "
Turn-Based Battles with a Modern Twist
"DRAGON QUEST XI’s turn-based battle system eases players into combat with an accessible experience that features mechanics simple enough for the novice but with enough depth to satisfy hardcore fans.The heroes have a mix of melee & magic attacks at their disposal; use these wisely to ensure victory!Freshen up your squad with an occasional substitution, and try to find the perfect combination to take down particularly tricky monsters."
"Take a break from the main story to undertake some of the many side quests available in DQXI.Your Quest Catalogue will be your guide to browsing completed quests and those still underway.Be a hero, help those in need, and be rewarded in kind for your efforts!"
"When a character gets pepped up, they'll gain bonuses to several of their attributes. Don't rush to use your pep powers straight away, or those beautiful bonuses will go to waste!When more than one party member is pepped up, they can work together to unleash incredible collaborative attacks known as pep powers."
"If you set the Battle Mode to Free-Form Fighting, you'll be able to move the camera during battles, and position your party members where you please when it's their turn to act.Spells, abilities and attacks won't be affected by where the user is standing, so feel free to place people wherever you think looks best!"
"The only thing you'll have to worry about in battle is picking the right spells and abilities, as the camera will take care of itself.And don't worry—your attacks won't do any more or less damage than in Free-Form Fighting mode, so your combat capabilities aren't affected."
"The Character Builder is where you can use skill points to teach your party members new spells and abilities, and also improve their attributes.When you unlock a particular panel, the ones surrounding it will become available, expanding your options ever further.Think carefully about what to unlock when, and work your way toward the ultimate abilities!"
"No adventure would be complete without a night or two spent sleeping under the stars.Camping will allow your party to recover all their HP and MP just as a stay at an inn would, but for the fabulous price of free!You can also record your progress by praying at a sacred statue, and some campsites even have their own merchants."
The Mysterious Old Man
"An old gentleman swathed in mystery. Shouldering a large back pack, he appears to be nothing but a simple traveller, but when battle beckons he wields high level magic and ferocious martial arts skills. "
The Laid-Back Healer
"A dependable healer who supports the party with recovery magic. Serena is calm, unhurried and compassionate, but also slightly hapless. She often causes worry for her companion Veronica. "
The Noble Martial Artist
"An expert martial artist who travels the world with Rab to fulfil a mysterious goal.Her flashing kicks boast an unequalled power, but her elegant beauty and dignified demeanor hint that she is more than just a skilled fighter…"
The Destined Hero
"A young man raised in the sleepy village of Cobblestone. Upon participating in the village's coming-of-age ceremony, he learns a surprising truth: he is the reincarnation of the legendary "Luminary" - a hero who saved the world in ages past - and has a grand destiny awaiting him... Eager to find out for himself what the Luminary really is and what his destiny means, the young man leaves his village behind and sets out into the wider world. "
The Reliable Partner-in-Crime
"A blue-haired thief who abandons his lucrative life of crime to team up with the hero. Although a little wild and rough mannered, Erik is a loyal and compassionate friend. As a seasoned traveller, he guides the hero and supports him along his way. "
The Fearless Young Mage
"A gifted young girl who wields powerful offensive spells. Fearless and a bit of a tomboy, she will stand up to anyone, be they an adult or even a fearsome monster. Much more mature than her appearance would suggest, Veronica loathes being treated like a child. "
The Entertainer Extraordinaire
"A travelling performer with a free spirit. Always cheery and positive, he is the mood maker of the group. Sylvando puts the skills he learned as a travelling entertainer to good use, expertly wielding a wide variety of weapons and abilities. His dream is to bring a smile to the faces of people all around the world with his art. "
The game is set in the fantasy world of Erdrea where it's said that The Great Tree of Life was the source for all life in it, a gigantic tree in a floating island in the middle of the world.
Western Version Updates
*Draconian Quest (hard mode)
*Overhauled Menus &UI
*A New Dash Function
And many other system enhancements such as improved character and camera movement.
-I have never played any Dragon Quest game.Can i start with this one?
Definitely!DQXI is considered as a great entry point to the series.
-Will this game have any DLC or microtransactions?
No.The series director confirmed that in an interview.
-Hey the art style looks familiar!
Maybe it reminds you of Dragon Ball?Both series share the same character artist Akira Toriyama.
-Is this game Open-World?
Yes and no.
-I heard there was a Switch version...
There is but it's still in development.All we know is that "it's progressing smoothly" and according to Yuji Horii we may learn more about it at TGS 2018.
-What about the 3DS version?
They haven't officialy said "no" but it isn't very likely.
Thanks to member Rock And Roll for providing the thread's title!