Dragon Quest XI composer Koichi Sugiyama has recently spoke a little bit about the upcoming game’s music, most notably regarding the differences between the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game. [Thanks, NintendoEverything.]
Sugiyama noted that every piece in the upcoming RPG is newly written and that, while it is the same pieces for both the PS4 and 3DS, the different platforms will feature unique arrangements of the music.
In addition, Sugiyama also revealed that he wrote the main theme for the original Dragon Quest in about five minutes, and that he only had a week to finish the original game’s soundtrack. When asked what his reaction was to such strict time constraints, Sugiyama replied that he believed he could write it in that amount of time.
Speaking of differences between the two versions of Dragon Quest XI, a bit of footage from the game was recently shown off during a recent NHK program. In the footage from the 3DS version, we are able to see that the party members follow the main character as they move around the world. This is a feature that is noticeably absent from the PlayStation 4 version.
Dragon Quest XI will release for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS in Japan sometime in 2017.