The "Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age" will arrive in Japan on July 29, 2017, but news reveals, it will also extend to the US in 2018. Currently designed to play on 3Ds and PS4, it is not yet confirmed whether the game will also be available on other platforms aside from the aforementioned. Moreover, the game is also being localized to five different languages wherein, English is one. According to the Polygon, Echoes of an Elusive Age is part of Square Enix's Quest series.

Unfortunately, Square Enix cannot confirm the platforms it will be available when it releases in the US.

Nevertheless, the game is confirmed to also arrive on the Nintendo Switch. Surprisingly, the Dragon Quest 11 is one of the first games to ever arrive on the Nintendo NX, now known as the Switch. With such limited information about the game, the developer promised to release more details in fall, prior to its release in the West.

Message from creator Yuji Hori

Meanwhile, it's rather interesting to know that the development of the game included the ideas of Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Hori, series composer Koichi Sugiyama, and artist Akira Toriyama. Their combined efforts brought the great story of a hero trying to discover his enigmatic fate. The hero's journey will be backed by supporting characters; each with its own special talent in fighting off the enemies.

In a recorded video message from creator Yuji Hori, he admitted considering the localization as a massive job. While acknowledging the amount of text needed in order to localize the game, he promised fans that the team is doing their best in making sure they will deliver a good a game. Some of the Quest series that made it to the United States include "Dragon Quest Heroes" and "Dragon Quest Builders." Unfortunately for "Dragon Quest X,' Kotaku said, it never made it to the US or even in Europe.

Gameplay, platforms, and bundles

Fans will be delighted to know that the 3DS version of the game is different from the PS4 wherein, it features split screen in its opening scenes, but not for the entire game. Interestingly, players, prior to entering any battle can toggle the game to 3D or 2D style. As of writing, the Echoes of the Elusive Age is only available in three platforms, but as it rolls out to the west in 2018, it's possible that it will set another milestone using an additional platform.

In April 2017, Sony and Nintendo both introduced the slim versions of their respective gaming platforms while announcing the bundle with the "Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age."