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Dragon Quest XI poll reveals Sylvando as the most popular character overseas, and much more

Sylvando is definitely the best!

Famitsu recently held a poll about Dragon Quest XI S, and they opened the questions to those overseas. The poll results are now in, and over 2,000 responses came in. Most responses were from men, and came from the 20-29 and 30-39 age groups.
In all, half of the replies came from players who had played the PS4, PC, or 3DS version, and a half came from Switch players.

Check all other Dragon Quest titles you have played

- Dragon Quest I(Dragon Warrior):1323
- Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King:1186
- Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride:1039
- Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past(Dragon Warrior VII):1029
- Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation:1006
- Dragon Quest IX:995

Check all elements you have enjoyed in the game

- Characters:4029
- Story:3894
- Combat system:3741
- Exploration:3511
- Character build:3347
- Voice of characters:3258
- Side quests:2767
- Camping:2552
- Music:2505
- Mini games:2082

Which character is your favorite if you have to choose one?

- Sylvando:1156
- Erik:774
- Jade: 606
- Veronica: 506
- The Luminary: 289
- Hendrick: 280
- Serena: 237
- Rab: 152

Dragon Quest XII began development in 2019

Release won't be for a while...

Development for the highly anticipated 12th entry in the Dragon Quest series has officially been confirmed by creator Yuji Horii. 33 years after the release of the first title in the franchise, production on the game started last year, in 2019. Revealed via a New Year's message on Twitter, you can read the full statement from Yuji Horii below, thanks to JapaneseNintendo and @BlackKite!

Happy New Year.

Last year we started with publishing the movie Dragon Quest: Your Story, then releasing the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, the mobile version of DQ Walk, the announcement of The Adventure of Dai anime along with its game adaptation, the production of [DQ]12 and more; even now after 33 years have passed since I made the 1st game, I feel very glad that I can do new challenges like these. Thank you very much to all users who have cheered on Dragon Quest until now, and also to all of the many staff members who have supported me. I don’t know how long I can go on, but I feel like I want to do my best just a little bit more. I hope this year will be an amazing year to everyone. I’m looking forward to work together in this year.

Famitsu reveals results from their Dragon Quest XI character poll, Sylvando comes out on top

The winner is clear

Polls are often conducted in Weekly Famitsu, revealing readers favorite characters from different games or franchises. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age was featured in the recent magazine issue, revealing who is most popular among voters. Sylvando was the clear winner, with 1,156 votes of the total 4,222 submissions. Erik comes second with 774 votes, Jade comes third with 606, Veronica fourth with 506, and Luminary fifth with 286.

Dragon Quest XI S art book sample pages released

A peek at what's inside

Squar-Enix has released a couple previews for the upcoming Dragon Quest XI S art book. As detailed previously, the art book includes a look at various concept art, 3D models, and illustrations for the game. There's also commentary from the dev team included.

Famitsu opens worldwide survey for Dragon Quest XI S players

Survey side-quest

Famitsu magazine is putting together a feature on Dragon Quest XI S, and they're looking for feedback from players the world over. The magazine's official website has released a survey for fans to fill out, which asks various questions about their experience with the game. As you hopefully figured out, this survey is indeed available in English. Have a crack at it here!

Japanese hardware/software sales for Oct. 28th to Nov. 3rd, 2019, Luigi's Mansion 3 sells 150,000 copies in Japan

Luigi's Mansion is filled with gold!

Luigi's Mansion 3 had a great first week on Nintendo Switch in Japan, selling 150,649 units! The only title that sold more was PS4 exclusive title, Persona 5 Royal. Ring Fit Adventure continues its high sales numbers, with 51,143 copies sold. Nintendo Switch continues to be the best selling hardware for the month, with 119,397 total units sold between the Switch and Switch Lite. Check out the full sales data below!

01./00. [PS4] Persona 5 Royal # (Atlus) {2019.10.31} (¥8.800) - 201.448 / NEW
02./00. [NSW] Luigi's Mansion 3 (Nintendo) {2019.10.31} (¥5.980) - 150.649 / NEW
03./02. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} (¥7.980) - 51.143 / 183.685 (-20%)
04./01. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.10.25} (¥7.900) - 37.905 / 155.575 (-68%)
05./00. [NSW] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 (Sega) {2019.11.01} (¥5.990) - 19.438 / NEW
06./07. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition # (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) - 8.551 / 421.548 (-23%)
07./05. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town (Marvelous) {2019.10.17} (¥5.800) - 8.266 / 90.954 (-50%)
08./09. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 7.758 / 987.202 (-10%)
09./10. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 7.233 / 2.511.662 (-8%)
10./12. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 7.109 / 3.317.305 (-2%)

Fishing Spirits: Switch Version and Dragon Quest XI S hit sales milestones in Japan

Great sales for both!

Two recent Switch titles in Japan have hit some major sales milestones. The latest sales data shows us that Fishing Spirits: Switch Version has now sold 200k physical copies, and Dragon Quest XI S has moved 400k physical copies. It took Fishing Spirits 3 months to hit the goal, and Dragon Quest XI S less than a month to reach 400k.

Dragon Quest XI S 'Story' trailer

A grand adventure

Upon revealing his identity as the reborn Luminary 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 adventurers who believe he has the power to save the world. He and his trustworthy companions will embark on a quest that will take them across continents and over vast oceans as they learn of an ominous threat. DRAGON QUEST XI® S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch.

Dragon Quest XI S update available

Square-Enix has released an update for Dragon Quest XI S. We don't have a version number or full patch notes, but we do know that the update fixes issues with skills related specific characters and issues related to certain equipment.

Digital Foundry - Dragon Quest XI S analysis (A Brilliant, Clever, Multi-Platform Port)

An excellent job by Square-Enix

Yes, we're late to the party here - so thanks for all of the requests! This isn't a Switch classic, but judged in terms of its status as a multi-platform conversion, it's exceptionally impressive work. Join John Linneman for an in-depth breakdown on how Square-Enix brought a game that already taxed PlayStation 4 onto Nintendo's console hybrid while maintaining an remarkable level of quality and performance.

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