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Square-Enix talks about their work squeezing Dragon Quest XI's file size down to fit on Switch

Quest complete!

Square-Enix did a lot of work to squeeze Dragon Quest XI S onto the Switch. They managed to take 30 GB PS4 file size and work that down to 13.5 GB on Switch. How in the world did Square-Enix pull that off? The company shared a tiny bit of insight on the topic in a Famitsu feature.

Square-Enix ended up reducing the file size of all assets tied to the game. Obviously there's a number of different steps that had to be taken with these elements, as some things are harder to shrink down than others. Still, the reduction in file size required for each aspect of the game let them shave things down all the way to 13.5 GB on Switch. This also had the added bonus of making the Switch version load faster!

Square-Enix starts Dragon Quest XI S "Let's Play" series featuring Haruna Iikubo

I have no idea who the cat is

Back in September 2019, Square-Enix teamed up with Japanese fashion model, actress and pop singer Haruna Iikubo for a special web series. The series, called "Iikubo Haruna to Kanta no Game Future!," has Haruna checking out Square-Enix's latest releases.

In the newest episode, Haruna sits down with Dragon Quest XI S to give it a go. You can see how things went in the episode above!

Update available for Dragon Quest XI S

Bug fixes as usual

Square-Enix has released an update for Dragon Quest XI S. This update fixes an issue with the Trodain Set where players are unable to change the field music in 3D mode. We don't know if this patch includes any other changes, but we'll bring you patch notes if they become available.

Japanese hardware/software sales for Sept. 30th to Oct. 6th, 2019

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition stays in the #1 sales position!

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition had another great week with sales in Japan, keeping the #1 spot in software units sold. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is placed at a solid 3rd, with Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively. Nintendo Switch continues to be the best selling console for the week, with 89,137 total units sold between the Switch and Switch Lite. Check out the full sales data below!

01./01. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition # (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) - 57.667 / 360.871 (-81%)

02./00. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint # (Ubisoft) {2019.10.04} (¥8.400) - 54.733 / NEW

03./04. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening # (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) - 16.430 / 203.580 (-64%)

04./08. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition # (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) - 15.697 / 361.936 (-40%)

05./02. [PS4] Code Vein # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} (¥8.200) - 12.926 / 73.769 (-79%)

06./10. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 9.840 / 654.285 (-33%)

07./06. [PS4] FIFA 20 # (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥7.727) - 9.435 / 53.186 (-78%)

08./11. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 9.252 / 3.288.904 (-30%)

09./12. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 8.941 / 2.480.563 (-24%)

10./13. [NSW] Minecraft # (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 8.507 / 954.488 (-27%)

Dragon Quest XI S Hero prototype Nendoroid pics released

Looking good, Hero

Square Enix has shared another look at the prototype Dragon Quest XI S Hero Nendoroid that's in the works. Preorders for the Nendoroid are going to open up soon in Japan, but Square-Enix wasn't ready to commit to a date just yet.

Dragon Quest XI S "Slime Buns" available at multiple convenience stores in Japan

Nothing more appetizing than slime!

Square-Enix promoted the launch of Dragon Quest XI S in Japan with all kinds of goodies. One of the items you can find is Dragon Quest "Slime Buns," which come in three different flavors. Check out footage and a taste test of each version in the video above!

Thanks to Chris for the heads up!

Japanese hardware/software sales for Sept. 23rd to Sept. 29th, 2019

Dragon Quest XI has an incredible first week!

Japanese sales data has been released for software and hardware this week! Square Enix's 'Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition' takes the #1 sales position, selling 303,204 copies. Nintendo Switch continues to be the best selling hardware, with 196,489 units sold between Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. Full sales chart rankings can be viewed below!

01./00. [NSW] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S - Definitive Edition # (Square Enix) {2019.09.27} (¥7.980) - 303.204 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Code Vein # (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.09.26} (¥8.200) - 60.843 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 53.428 / NEW
04./01. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening # (Nintendo) {2019.09.20} (¥5.980) - 45.775 / 187.150 (-68%)
05./00. [PS4] Ys IX: Monstrum Nox # (Nihon Falcom) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 45.378 / NEW
06./00. [PS4] FIFA 20 # (Electronic Arts) {2019.09.27} (¥7.727) - 43.751 / NEW
07./00. [PS4] World War Z (H2 Interactive) {2019.09.26} (¥5.480) - 27.872 / NEW
08./02. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition # (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) - 26.324 / 346.239 (-34%)
09./00. [NSW] Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout # (Koei Tecmo) {2019.09.26} (¥7.800) - 25.538 / NEW
10./04. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 # (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} (¥5.980) - 14.731 / 644.445 (-1%)

Unlock Dragon Quest VIII's Overworld Music in Dragon Quest XI S

Enjoy the classic tune

Dragon Quest XI's overworld theme getting a little much? If only there were a way to change it to something a little more mellow - say, Dragon Quest VIII's theme...Oh wait! With a few simple steps not only can you unlock Eight's costume to wear in-game, but you can also swap the overworld theme at any time!

Dragon Quest XI S players in Japan can access a trial version of Dragon Quest X Online

Now that's a nifty bonus!

Those who picked up Dragon Quest XI S in Japan have a special bonus waiting for them. By typing in the “あすとるていあへたびだとう” Spell of Restoration into the game, players gain access to the trial version for Dragon Quest X Online for Switch. This trial will be available to all in the future, but for the time being, it's a special for Dragon Quest XI S owners.

My Nintendo adds in two Dragon Quest XI S wallpapers

Worth 50 Platinum Points?

Looking for something to spend your My Nintendo Platinum Points on? You can grab one of the two wallpapers seen above for 50 Platinum Points, both featuring Dragon Quest XI S. It's up to you if you want to have Hero front and center on that wallpaper, or go for something a bit more straightforward. You can grab both here.

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