We’ve known since before the Nintendo Switch came out (and back when it was referred to as the NX) that Dragon Quest XI was planned for the hybrid console. Now that it’s been released on PS4 over a year ago in Japan (and a few weeks ago here) we’re finally seeing some progress made on the Switch version. Granted, we don’t know a heck of a lot yet, but the game is getting a slightly revamped name: Dragon Quest XI S.
What does the S stand for? According to Takashi Mochizuki the developers of the game have indicated that it could be “Switch” or “Special” or “Shaberu” (character voices in Japanese). The one thing it doesn’t stand for is “Small”.
When is the game coming out and what other enhancements can we expect? Stay tuned.
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. pic.twitter.com/y6VFVwJBdV
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) September 23, 2018