Yuji Horii, designer of the Dragon Quest series, has officially announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be localised for Western audiences.
Dragon Quest XI is out now in Japan, but don't worry about missing out on this one in English.
Echoes of an Elusive Age will make its western debut in 2018, Square Enix has announced. Details on the western localization are now sparse, but more is expected to be announced later this year. It's going to take a while, however, as Hori states "There's quite a lot of text, so it's an exorbitant amount of work". Dragon Quest XI will continue in the tradition of using beloved character artist Akira Toriyama and composer Koichi Sugiyama. The Nintendo Switch version of the game is still in development. Last Fall also saw the release of spin-off title Dragon Quest Builders, which combined the traditional RPG with Minecraft-style gameplay and world building. The screenshots appear to be from the console version of the game.
Moreover, the PlayStation Blog has posted up actual gameplay footage of the PS4 version of Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time being played on PS Vita via the system's Remote play feature.