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Dragon Quest XI S' Japanese version goes gold, work on the Western version continues

Quest completed

Square-Enix producer Hokuto Okamoto has announced on Twitter that Dragon Quest XI S has gone gold in Japan. Development has wrapped, and the production run can start up. Okamoto noted that work still continues on the Western version of the game, but didn't mention how far along the title is. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition will launch worldwide on Sept. 27th, 2019.

Thanks to Dakhil for the heads up!

Square-Enix releases the third Dragon Quest XI S DLC ‘Voice Drama’ trailer

Square-Enix is back with another trailer for Dragon Quest XI S' ‘Voice Drama’ DLC. Unfortunately, we have no idea if this Voice Drama DLC will be made available outside of Japan.

Dragon Quest XI S Loto Edition will include the just-revealed Switch hardware revision

Even fancier!

Square-Enix has confirmed that their upcoming Dragon Quest XI S Loto Edition, which includes a Dragon Quest-themed Switch, will use the newly-revamped Switch hardware instead of the original model. That means customers who pick up this version can look forward to enjoying extended battery life for the platform.

Thanks to Dakhil for the heads up!

Square-Enix teasing news about Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age's Erik for Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2019

Monsters ahead?

Square-Enix has some news to share about Erik, a character from Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age. The company has teased some sort of announcement that will come from the Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2019, which is set to take place on Aug. 3rd, 2019. It's possible this will be a Dragon Quest Monsters announcement, as Square-Enix is already working on a new installment, and previous artwork seemed to showcase a young Erik and his sister Mia as the lead characters.

Square-Enix shares first pics of the Dragon Quest XI S Electronic Memo Pad

Take note

Square-Enix is releasing a Dragon Quest XI S Electronic Memo Pad in Japan. This is part of the Dragon Quest XI S Gorgeous Edition of Dreams and Strongest Gorgeous Set. This Electronic Memo Pad lets you scribble drawings on a black screen, which can be cleared by pressing a button.

Square-Enix releases the second Dragon Quest XI S DLC ‘Voice Drama’ trailer

Square-Enix is back with another trailer for Dragon Quest XI S' ‘Voice Drama’ DLC. Unfortunately, we have no idea if this Voice Drama DLC will be made available outside of Japan.

Square-Enix and Lawson convenience stores team up for a Dragon Quest XI S collaboration

How convenient!

Square-Enix is teaming with Japanese convenience store chain Lawson once again, and this time they're promoting the upcoming release of Dragon Quest XI S. The Lawson locations at Akihabara, Tokyo and Nihonbashi, Osaka are getting complete Dragon Quest XI S makeovers, and that includes decorations and other goodies inside and out. Check out more pics from the makeover here.

Dragon Quest XI S ~ The Special Starting Book seeing physical release in Japan on Sept. 27th, 2019

Booked

The other day, we shared news on the upcoming Dragon Quest XI S ~ The Special Starting Book, which includes information on the Switch version of the game specifically, and features an excerpt of the prologue manga by Hiro Mashima that tells Erik's story. The digital version of that book is available now on the Shonen Jump + website and is coming to digital shops soon, but a physical version is on the way as well. We now know that option will be available in Japan on Sept. 27th, 2019.

Nintendo UK might have revealed Dragon Quest XI S' Switch icon

Iconic!

Nintendo UK recently updated their hub page for Dragon Quest XI S, and it now includes the above image. I don't know about you, but that certainly looks like a Switch icon to me! We won't find out if its the real deal until later this year, but I sure hope it is. That's a pretty nice icon!

Square-Enix releases free Dragon Quest XI S digital book

How about some Summer reading?

Square-Enix is clearly expecting a warm welcome for Dragon Quest XI S in Japan, as they're going nuts with the promo items and advertising leading up to launch. The latest item revealed is Dragon Quest XI S ~ The Special Starting Book. This is currently available on the Shonen Jump + website, and will be added to eBook storefronts in the future. A physical format is also on the way.

Dragon Quest XI S ~ The Special Starting Book includes information on the Switch version of the game specifically, and features an excerpt of the prologue manga by Hiro Mashima, author of the Fairy Tale manga, that tells Erik's story. Check out preview pages for the book here.

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