It's been about two years since Square Enix announced that DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age would be heading to Nintendo Switch -- and over a year since the game released on PlayStation 4 in Japan -- and we're finally about to receive a fresh set of news regarding the title. While Square Enix has largely been silent regarding the game's status on Nintendo's hybrid console, a recent stage appearance from series creator Yuji Horii has detailed that the game might be taking the stage at Tokyo Game Show from September 20 - 23.
Going on stage at the end of “Family Classic Concert: World of Dragon Quest” in Japan earlier today, Yuji shared “I can’t really speak about it, but it is progressing smoothly.” in regards to the Nintendo Switch release of DRAGON QUEST XI. Following this, the creator went on to say “I have a feeling we’ll have a variety of announcements around Tokyo Game Show, but just how much we will say...”, further adding to the possibility of an announcement surrounding the Nintendo Switch release.
While this is exciting for those in Japan, Yuji Horii made no mention of an international release for the Switch version of the game. While we all know it'll find its way to the West eventually, it's unconfirmed if the Switch title will receive a simultaneous release in both domestically and internationally, especially with DRAGON QUEST XI still over a month out from release in North America and Europe. With Tokyo Game Show taking place at the end of September, however, we're sure we'll find something out soon.
Those interested in checking out further information should check out DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age's official website.