The Switch port of Dragon Quest XI was hinted at months before the system first hit store shelves. We know it’s coming, but since it was announced Square Enix has remained tight-lipped on the highly anticipated port. At Tokyo Game Show 2020, we were given just a smidgen of information on the upcoming game. According to the developer, the game will have the name Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S. Per Yuji Hori, the ‘s’ will stand for: Switch, Special, Seiyuu (voice actor), and Shaberu (talking). I guess this means the Japanese port will include voice acting, which the PlayStation 4 original did not.
Unfortunately, that’s all we got. There is still no word of a release date nor a trailer to show us exactly what this game is going to look like.
Square Enix just announced “Dragon Quest XI S” for Switch. No release date hints, but S, according to developers, indicates “Switch” “Special” “Character voices (shaberu, in Japanese) as well as “Initial of voice actor(s)”. “But S doesn’t mean small,” the firm says.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) September 23, 2020