Square Enix’s definitive edition for Dragon Quest XI will be available on the Nintendo Switch for both Japan and the west later this year.

We all knew Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age S was coming to Switch sometime in 2019 for Japan, but Nintendo’s Direct blessed us all by confirming that the definitive edition is also coming to the west later this year. Not only that, but we also got a look at some of the new features that will make us want to spend another hundred-odd hours exploring the game’s beautiful landscapes.

With Square Enix having previously announced Japanese voice actors during a live stream back in January, the option to switch between Japanese and English voices isn’t too surprising. However, what is surprising is that the edition will feature an optional 8-bit art style, a new and fully orchestrated soundtrack, as well as additional storylines for our favourite characters.

Square Enix previously announced that Echoes Of An Elusive Age S will let players marry whoever they like, so all of these newly announced additions are pretty much icing on top of an already scrumptious cake.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age S launches Fall 2019 for the Nintendo Switch in the west. Unfortunately for PlayStation 4 loyalists, it appears to be a Switch exclusive.

In other Square Enix news, Final Fantasy 14’s director has said he wants the 16th instalment to take the series back to its roots, and Square Enix has trademarked Parasite Eve in the United Kingdom.