Dragon Quest XI S Shows Off 2D Mode, Additional Story, And More In Its New Batch Of Screenshots

By Sato . March 13, 2019 . 3:00pm


Square Enix is readying up he “definitive edition” of Dragon Quest XI with Dragon Quest XI S for Switch. The game shared a look at some of its features including 2D mode and more with new screenshots.



The first big addition to Dragon Quest XI S is the 2D Mode which was available exclusively for the 3DS version. It basically allows players to switch between 3D and 2D graphics at any time during the game.


Here’s a comparison of what you see in the world in 3D and 2D:


3D Mode




2D Mode




Here are some more additions to the game:



The option to switch to an orchestrated soundtrack. Those who prefer the previous version will get the option to use that instead.



This time around, your party members will follow you when moving out on the field.



The original Dragon Quest XI on PS4 and 3DS didn’t come with voiced lines in Japan. The new voiced lines include conversation scenes in 3D mode, quotes and breathing from characters during battle. Players will also get the option to toggle voicing off and on.


Here are the Japanese voice actors for the characters:

  • Protagonist (CV: Mitsuki Saiga)
  • Erik (CV: Koki Uchiyama)
  • Vernoica (CV: Maaya Uchida)
  • Serena (CV: Sora Amamiya)
  • Sylvando (CV: Masaya Onosaka)
  • Jade (CV: Ami Koshimizu)
  • Rab (CV: Mugihito)


And here are some screenshots showing the new stories that features different part members as the protagonists:





Erik appears to be friends with a Healslime in his story, where he gets swarmed by monsters.







The game will have plenty more to share about the characters




Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition releases in Fall 2019 for Nintendo Switch. Square Enix has yet to decide whether they’ll add the new stories and other features to the PS4 and PC versions of Dragon Quest XI.

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