PS4 and PC fans may already be hundreds of hours deep into Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI, but there are many potential audiences in Switch-land still waiting patiently to get their grubby little hands on the latest entry in the long-running JRPG franchise. But what differences, if any will this “port” (I put that in air quotes because I feel like it’s coming too soon after the other release to be called a port) have?
While the specifics are not yet announced, we do know that the game will have an oh-so-slightly different title. According to a report from Games Talk (via Gematsu), the title will be changed from Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age to Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S. Did you catch that difference? In true Japanese style, all they’ll be adding is a single letter at the end (if you’re an anime fans, you’ll already be more than familiar with this kind of titling).
So what does the “S” stand for? According to the series creator Yuji Nori, it will have several meanings, including “Switch,” “Special,” “Shaberu” (which means Speaking in Japanese, and “Seiyuu” (which means voice actor in Japanese). The first two seem obvious enough, but the last two likely refer to the fact that this version will bring voice acting into a Japanese version for the first time (only the Western releases currently have voice acting).
What do you think of this brand-spanking-new (kinda, not really) title? WIll you be picking up Dragon Quest XI for Switch when it hits…eventually? Let us know down below!