Square Enix On Dragon Quest 11 Switch Delay

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Despite being one of the first games that was announced for Nintendo Switch, or Nintendo NX as it was then known, Square Enix has remained coy on when Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will release on the portable home console.

We know that it will arrive “much later” than the role-playing game’s PlayStation 4 and PC counterparts, with blame having been placed on an outdated Unreal Engine 4 version.

“We’re making it. We’re still making it. I can’t say anything more,” producer Hokuto Okamoto responded when Polygon asked at E3 2018 about how the port was progressing.

“When we first announced [Dragon Quest 11], the Switch hadn’t come out yet, and the development kit also wasn’t finalised. The hardware specs weren’t out yet, but we were like, ‘We can manage this. We can put this out on the Switch.'”

The role-playing game follows the perilous journey of a hunted hero who must uncover the mystery of his fate. With supporting characters accompanying him on a quest that takes them across continents and over vast oceans, they will soon learn of an ominous threat facing the world.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will release on PlayStation 4 and PC worldwide on September 4th, with the Nintendo Switch version to launch at a later date.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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