Dragon Quest XI announced for Xbox Game Pass, launches in December

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What you need to know

  • Dragon Quest is a popular franchise on Nintendo and PlayStation consoles.
  • The title is an expansive role-playing game that takes place in a quirky world.
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition will be part of Xbox Game Pass.
  • You can pre-load the game through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) before its December launch.

Today, Square Enix revealed that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition was coming to Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass on both console and PC. The game was previously a console exclusive of the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, but it's finally making its way to Microsoft's machine.

You can take a look at the description below to get a better sense of the title.

You are the Luminary, the hunted hero who will protect the land from destruction in the latest role-playing from the iconic Dragon Quest series. With a ragtag band of adventurers, you'll engage in well-balanced, turn-based battles and embark on quests across the kingdom of Erdrea. Forge gear, develop party members' skills, and alter their outfits without changing gear in this edition of the game! This version also lets you ride and attack with monsters on the field to earn experience points, as well as change between HD or 16-bit visuals, symphonic or synth music, and English or Japanese audio. Complete the tale with new character-focused stories, and travel to past Dragon Quest worlds!

Dragon Quest XI is coming to the system on December 4, so you'll have to wait a little longer to experience this magical series on the device. The Microsoft Store says it runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.

Are you going to play it? What other Japanese titles do you want on Xbox One? Let us know.

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3 Comments
  • Cannot wait to play this. I got for Switch, but now I will playing it on my Series X.
  • So freaking excited for this! Never thought to see this on Xbox.
  • This is epic, I can't wait, I love the main Dragon Quest games so it's good to get 11 on something that I own.