A Square Enix representative recently gave IGN a load of information on Dragon Quest 11’s hotly anticipated forthcoming localization in North America and Europe. Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be available on PlayStation 4 and Steam on September 4th, 2018, while the Nintendo Switch version will come “much later,” and the 3DS version will not be localized in North America and Europe at all. Several new features will accompany the game’s localization, such as English voice acting, hard mode, revamped menus, and first person mode. On the decision to prioritize the PS4 and PC over other platforms, Square Enix told IGN:
Our aim with Dragon Quest XI and the Dragon Quest brand is to grow the audience in the West. From a business point of view, it made strategic sense to release the 3DS version in Japan in 2017. For the West in 2018, it made the most sense to focus on the PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam) platforms.
PS4 and PC players will get to experience the massive RPG’s initial Western release before anyone else when Dragon Quest 11 comes out this September.