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Dragon Quest Riddle Book: Nazonazooma’s Written Challenge seeing release in Japan

How many puns can you handle?

Square-Enix has announced a new book for Japan called Dragon Quest Riddle Book: Nazonazooma’s Written Challenge. The book contains 300 Dragon Quest riddles to solve, and can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Nazonazooma’s Written Challenge launches on August 2nd, 2019 in Japan.

Check out another round of Japanese footage for Dragon Quest Builders 2

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to the Switch in NA/EU this Summer. If you're hankering for some more gameplay, you can check out the new promo video above, which features the Japanese version.

Square-Enix details the insane amount of changes and tweaks Dragon Quest XI has received for Dragon Quest XI S on Switch

They've revamped sooooo much!

As we mentioned last night, Square-Enix was hosting a Dragon Quest XI S live-stream in Japan today. You can see the full presentation above, which was jam-packed with details on just what's changed for Dragon Quest XI S on Switch. Check out the insane list of changes and tweaks below.

Additional Elements and Improvements

The gameplay styles of both the PlayStation 4 and 3DS versions in one.
Spell of Restoration scenario selection.
Newly added party member dialogue.
Added [???].
Fully-voiced events.
Voice support for all party member dialogue.
Switch between voice languages (Gorgeous Edition-only).
Option to turn on / off sounds from the protagonist (exhaling, etc.)
Improved [???].
Voice Drama.
The timing at which you can visit Yocchi Village has changed.
The placement of Yocchi that possess passwords.
New “Appearance-Changing Equipment” added.
Madame Cherie.
Added [???].
Implemented horse racing remedial actions.
Furigana display.
Ability to skip cutscenes the first time around.
Camera improvements.
Photo Mode added.
Increased variation of ridable monsters.
Ability to attack ridable monsters on the field to earn experience points.
Switches to dedicated background music when riding a great sabrecat.
Party members follow you on the field.
Dash movement.
Ability to call horse at all times.
Obtain experience from blowing away monsters on the horse.
Shiny spots stand out more.
Immediately obtain materials upon examining gathering points.
Bowgun gameplay revised.
Added church Yocchi before the Lord of Shadows Mordegon.
Adjusted the placement of guest NPCs when camping.
Increased the tempo of party dialogue.
Added [???].
Added [???].
Added party member speech bubbles in battle.
In battle, party members move on their own according to the situation.
Adjusted battle speed.
Added ability to switch between free movement and auto camera mid-battle.
“Skill Reset” available from the beginning of the game.
“Learn Multiple Skills” available from the beginning of the game.
Forging can now be done anytime, anywhere.
Reverse lookup and purchase materials required for forging.
Made it easier to understand which items can be created with forging.
Display 2D-only monsters in the 3D bestiary.
Navigate the UI with the joystick.
Added shortcut menu.
Added guide for opening the map.
Added effective weapon type icons to the skill panel.
Display defeated monsters list in the map menu.
Display rarefied monsters on the defeated monsters list.
Display status ailments when switching out party members.
Improved the display of walking recovery effects.
Appearance-changing equipment is properly labeled.
Purchased materials automatically go into the item bag.
Revised soldier events in the Heliodor Sewers.
Partial improvements to 2D graphics.
Partial improvements to 2D event scenes.
Adjusted the 2D map at the start of the game.
Added “Smell” to replace Noah’s Archive.
Added ability to click through the message window as the level up melody is playing.
Partial quest adjustments.

Pickup Elements

Increased party member reactions in battle, emphasized a sense of unity.
Improved forging.
Added Photo Mode.
Implemented horse racing remedial actions.
Madame Cherie.

Voice Drama Downloadable Content (1,500 yen)

About four to five hours in length. A collection of short stories that dive deeper into the characters, including their pasts, as well as depicts their everyday lives.
There is a story of Jade when she was a child, a young Rab, as well as a story about a Medamoiselles play.
There are various stories, from good stories that make you laugh to matters of life.
There is also a read-aloud story in which Mitsuki Saiga plays about nine roles by himself.
Rab serves as the guide for the Voice Drama.
Text can also be displayed. There are log, fast-forward, and rewind features.

Increased Party Member Reactions in Battle, Emphasized a Sense of Unity

In order to create a sense of unity with your party members, characters left alone will move on their own, or move to evade when approached, as well as produce speech bubbles related to the battle situation.
In event battles, there are even some special lines that are voiced.

Improved Forging

Forge anywhere.
While this does not apply to everything, it is also possible to purchase the materials you are missing.

Additional Ridable Monsters

The great sabrecat runs at high-speed. By roaring, you can summon nearby monsters.

Appearance-Changing Equipment

“Appearance-Changing Equipment” can now only change appearance without affecting attack power and defense power.
The “Kingdom of Trodain Set” changes the protagonist’s appearance to that of the Dragon Quest VIII protagonist. Dragon Quest VIII music also plays on the field.

Adventure the Worlds of Previous Dragon Quest Titles

All the worlds of previous Dragon Quest titles use 8-bit graphics. Even the maps that were 3D in the 3DS version were recreated in 8-bit. The music is also 8-bit sound source.

Spell of Restoration Evolution

Go back to an adventure that you have already passed. Return and replay a previous adventure while carrying over your strength. You can also choose between 2D and 3D modes.

Photo Mode

Photo Mode includes features such as rearranging characters, changing the way the camera is facing, posing, turning on or off the character display (individual settings also possible), blurring the background, and more.

Madame Cherie

Madame Cherie is a professor at L’Academie de Notre Maitre les Medailles.

Square-Enix breaks down Dragon Quest XI S' various Japanese bundles, live-stream set for later today

A quest for the perfect bundle

“Dragon Quest XI S Loto Edition” (39,960 Yen)

- Switch hardware (custom design)
- Switch dock (custom design)
- Joy-Con (L) / (R) (custom design)
- Joy-Con grip
- Switch AC adapter
- High-speed HDMI cable
- Safety guide

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Gorgeous Edition

- A physical copy of the game (with a gorgeous sleeve)
- Voice Drama downloadable content (full story set)
- Japanese / English voice switching downloadable content

Gorgeous Edition bonus downloadable content

- Kingdom of Trodain Set (changes the appearance of the protagonist)
- Wild Boar Set (changes the appearance of Veronica)
- Happy Adventurer Set (Pep pop x5, Seed of skill x5)

Dragon Quest XI S Gorgeous Edition (9,980 Yen)

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Gorgeous Edition

- A physical copy of the game (with a gorgeous sleeve)
- Voice Drama downloadable content (full story set)
- Japanese / English voice switching downloadable content

Gorgeous Edition bonus downloadable content

- Kingdom of Trodain Set (changes the appearance of the protagonist)
- Wild Boar Set (changes the appearance of Veronica)
- Happy Adventurer Set (Pep pop x5, Seed of skill x5)

Dragon Quest XI S Super Gorgeous Edition (14,800)

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition Gorgeous Edition

- A physical copy of the game (with a gorgeous sleeve)
- Voice Drama downloadable content (full story set)
- Japanese / English voice switching downloadable content

Gorgeous Edition bonus downloadable content

- Kingdom of Trodain Set (changes the appearance of the protagonist)
- Wild Boar Set (changes the appearance of Veronica)
- Happy Adventurer Set (Pep pop x5, Seed of skill x5)

- “Gorgeous Electronic Notepad: Adventurer’s Log”
- 288-page, B5-size Voice Drama Script

Dragon Quest XI S standard edition (7,980 Yen)

- purchase the Voice Drama downloadable content for 1,500 yen separately

Finally, Square-Enix also revealed that they'll be airing a “Dragon Quest XI S Channel #3: Release Date Announcement Special″ today, which covers all the info discussed at E3 yesterday, and will also show live gameplay.

Square-Enix releasing Dragon Quest slime-shaped Switch controller

Slime time!

Square-Enix has revealed one hell of an interesting controller for the Switch. The company is putting out a Switch controller shaped like a Dragon Quest slime, but it features most of the buttons/features you'd find on a regular Switch Pro Controller. We're talking triggers, thumbsticks, motion controls, and more. The package even includes a cardboard stand for presentation purposes! This sucker is priced at 10,778 Yen, and is due out Sept. 27th, 2019.

Dragon Quest XI S - North American cover art

She's a beaut

Ready for a grand adventure filled with memorable characters, an enchanting story and classic RPG gameplay that can be taken on the go? This definitive version of the critically acclaimed game features the same sprawling content of the original, but with character-specific stories, fully orchestrated field and battle music, and the ability to switch between not only between HD and retro-inspired 16-bit visuals, but also Japanese and English voice track.

Thanks to Dakhil for the heads up!

Dragon Quest XI S 'Roto Edition' Switch bundle announced for Japan

This sucker is going to SELL

Square-Enix is going all-out on Dragon Quest XI S in Japan. The company has announced a Dragon Quest XI S Roto Edition Switch, which is due out on Sept. 27th, 2019 for ¥43,157. This bundle includes a copy of Dragon Quest XI S, alongside the the special Switch you see above.

Thanks to Dakhil for the heads up!