A new 'Dragon Quest' adventure is coming in September

A preview screenshot from 'Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age'. A preview screenshot from 'Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age'. SQUARE-ENIX

Dragon Quest fans will have a new adventure to experience as Square-Enix unveils plans to release Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age in the West for PC and PlayStation 4.

Scheduled for release Sept. 1, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age tells a the tale of a hunted hero and is an entirely standalone experience that features a cast of brand-new characters, a beautifully detailed world, turn-based combat, and a new story that is designed to appeal to longtime fans and franchise newcomers alike.  The game itself comes from series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and series composer Koichi Sugiyama.

Square-Enix says Dragon Quest XI boasts more than 1000 hours of content and this upcoming Western release will feature several upgrades and enhancements that were not included in the Japanese release.  This includes not only an English-language voiceover, but also a new hard mode designed to challenge more experienced players, a camera mode that allows players to see the game in new ways, and a new Dash function and many other system enhancements such as improved character and camera movement.  The Western release of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will also feature an overhauled menu system and user interface.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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