Square Enix shared the latest on Dragon Quest XI in this week’s issue of Jump magazine with some info on a crafting system using the “Mysterious Forge.” [Thanks, @Baoliedao.]
The Mysterious Forge basically allows you to create and enhance equipment, including weapons, armor, and more. You’ll need a recipe to start making something with the Mysterious Forge. You can find them scattered about in different areas, such as a bookshelf in a building.
Next, you’ll need to have the required materials for crafting, which can also be found around various places such as fields. Once you start smithing away, your goal is to basically fill up the gauges to increase the “success zone.” You’ll also get to use skills to help increase success rates.
There’s also a special gem that lets you enhance your creations. These are acquired from successfully using the Mysterious Forge.
Dragon Quest XI releases in Japan on July 29 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. The game is also in development for Nintendo Switch.