Along with confirming when Persona 5’s Joker will strut into the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate colosseum with Arsene and his toy gun, last night’s Nintendo Direct revealed that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age S is arriving on Switch in the west before the end of the year. While this is of course fantastic news as the eleventh instalment is a JRPG masterpiece, it’s alarming that Square Enix are “undecided” about releasing the Definitive Edition on PlayStation 4.
Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki asked Square Enix whether they have any plans to release the Dragon Quest XI Definitive Edition on PlayStation 4 and PC. The publisher, apparently, is not ready to give fans an affirmative yes or no.
本日のNintendo Directで「ドラクエ11S」には各キャラクターが主人公になる新ストーリーが追加される旨発表がありました。これを受け、スクエニに「PS4版の方でもアップデートやDLCの形で追加されるご予定ありますか」と質問したところ、「未定です」との回答をいただきましたので、ご報告いたします。— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) February 14, 2019
With Dragon Quest XI having been well received on the PlayStation 4 in the west and particularly Japan, it only makes sense for Square Enix to give fans what they surely want. If they don’t, then PlayStation 4 owners will justifiably feel as if they’ve been sold a lesser product as the Nintendo Switch Definitive Edition will have extra modes, features, and story elements, along with the option for players to marry whoever they want.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age S launches on Nintendo Switch this Fall in North America and Europe. Hopefully Square Enix will quickly realise that a PlayStation 4 release is a must to do right by their fans.
In other Square Enix news, Final Fantasy 7 will soon be available on Switch and Xbox One, and Final Fantasy 14’s director has said he wants the series’ 16th instalment to take the franchise back to its roots.