With Dragon Quest XI releasing next month in Japan, Square Enix put together a batch of screenshots for the game’s PlayStation 4 version, including highlights on features that are exclusive to PS4.
The above is a look at the starting field, where you can see Rotozetasia, the starting point. In Dragon Quest XI, we’ll see all kinds of scenarios, dungeons, townscapes, and more throughout the adventure.
Horses will come in handy for exploring the vast fields of the world. They can even knock back enemies.
Here, we see various actions from the protagonist, who cuts his way through spider webs, checks inside a hole, and climbs up a rooftop to reach an item.
Here’s a demonstration of the beauty and variety behind the game’s scenery. They show a town, a giant statue that goes up to the clouds, a beautiful spring, scorching lava, the casino, and a mythical cave.
There are all kinds of monsters in Dragon Quest XI, but what will make it more interesting this time around is being able to see them in their own habitats. You might see them hanging out in groups, gathering for strange rituals, or even getting lessons from other monsters.
The following screenshots show content and features that are exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of the game:
The “Free Movement Battle” will let you change the perspective of battle as well as allow you to move around your character.
There’s also the “Auto-Camera Battle” that brings out dynamic angles for you to enjoy the action.
The above is a look at the recently revealed “Bowgun Adventure” feature. This is another PS4-exclusive feature, where you’ll get to use a Bowgun to hit various targets scattered around the world for rewards. You’ll get to take advantage of it after accepting an invite from someone at a certain town.
The “Magic Slot” game comes with gorgeous scenes and mysterious events. They say that monsters you defeat in this slot machine mini-game can even join your party. It begins when you hit all 7s on a slot machine.
There’s even a boss fight at the end of the bonus game. It’s full of all kinds of mysteries.
If you prefer the more traditional casino approach from the older Dragon Quest games—no worries, they’ll also be available.
Dragon Quest XI releases in Japan on July 29, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. The game is also in development for Nintendo Switch. You can catch the game’s latest footage in our earlier report.