Dragon Quest XI has finally been announced for America! But wait, it's not coming to the Nintendo 3DS. Is Square Enix making a mistake?
I believe so. The point is to expand the popularity of DQ not drown it.
I'm guessing the 3DS market in the West isn't so hot right now with a lot of gamers moving to or planning to move to the Switch. It might not be financially viable for them to localize and release it.
Yes but considering they never localize any of their own games in the west on Nintendo platform if it not Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts or Tokyo RPG Factory game they don't bother with the Nintendo version. Nintendo localized every Dragon Quest games on their system that came out in the west.
very, all the other dragon quests are on the ds or 3ds except 10, they should've ported this one too.
I can’t see why they wouldn’t. After putting in so much effort in making the unique 3DS version they might as well have localized it as well.
Most of SE decisions this gen have been perplexing to say the least, so can’t say I am surprised.
SE or nintendo?! I feel a sense from nintendo to let the 3ds wither away.
It was a decision of poor business logic. Every 3DS user has been waiting for this.
I love my 3DS but, I rather play it up on the Switch or PS4
Speak for yourself I own a 3 DS and a PlayStation 4 and I'm only buying the PlayStation 4 version I have no need to buy a second version that runs worse and looks completely different of the same game.
Let the 3DS die. It's been long enough, someone has to do it.
I was planning on buying both PS4 and 3DS versions, as I’m sure a lot of fans were. Huge install base too; I’m confused
No. It will be coming to ps4 and the switch. It will do just fine
Yes they did and it pisses me off! I would have bought both but Square Enix being the weird decision making company it is now has to be lazy and not put in resources to localize the game on handhelds.
I believe those rumors were true that Sony wanted Dragon Quest 11 exclusive and this is where the downfall of Dragon Quest happen. If i remember correctly development was on PS4 first, but square was worried it would not sell well so they got Sony to agree with a 3DS version, and to make sure the Switch version do not release around the same time as the PS4 version giving it a time exclusive being the only console with the game. I respect Nintendo because the bull Sony and Square did with Dragon quest. The story in the beginning on why switch version did not come out is because of the head people, then the guy in charge later say technical reasons. They knew by saying technical reasons they would have a better excuse on why Switch version not out yet. The game is built on Unreal Engine 4 which Switch use and work with easily. I bet Nintendo did not like how Dragon Quest was done for their system, being consider last choice, after it was them who kept the series selling since Nintendo DS. If you look at all the dragon quest games, you can play all on the 3DS from 1 to 11, that's how much love dragon quest got from Nintendo, and why Nintendo publish all dragon quest from 1 to 10 in America and Europe. If i was Nintendo I would not publish any more dragon quest from here on out. Let Sony have the series after Nintendo DS, and 3DS gave the series new life. Let the series earn its karma. They should of learn when sony made deal with capcom to make street fighter exclusive for ps4, even Arms and every other fighter outsold it. Ps4. Version of dq11 fell of Japan chart after selling 1.3 million in Japan......i think the 3ds version stop around 1.7 or 1.8 million........these are all good retail sales, but they could of had way more with a Switch version I think all it needs to sell is 2 million or more to become the highest selling, it's still possible with PC players getting it When the Switch version drop, it better have all DLC included
What are you babbling about? Do you actually have any credible evidence to prove any of this? Because I find it very hard to believe that Sony paid for anything of something that is clearly a multi-platform game.
I was speaking of the early rumors before square announce that dq11 was coming, first rumors state it was for ps4..........and if u connect new information from development team that the 3ds started second, then they made it the primary tells you that the ps4 was the original system...... It be a lot of work to get the first rumors, so instead next leak game from Square Enix i will try to save rumors link
Except the game existing for 3DSs and switch kind of already answer that it could not possibly be some deal with Sony if it's already existing as multi-platform. Them choosing to make it originally for PlayStation 4 doesn't mean that Sony some how did a deal because you might as well argue that Sony and Microsoft are doing deals for every single last Triple A game that's coming out for their systems that's not coming out for the Nintendo switch... or developer could have just chosen to only seek one system and decided to change their mind they're after. Not every single time a developer seeks one system is because of some nefarious deal.
you still miss over and over what I wrote, keywords its a lot of work to find the first rumors aka meaning before the game was announced before we know DQ11 was coming, before Square admit the game coming, there were rumors how hard was that to understand? then you bring up switch and 3ds, they were not in the original rumor, not even the Switch........the Switch rumor came after we already know its coming to 3ds and ps4 come on man use your common sense
You're grasping at straws with this rumor especially considering there's not even a shred of evidence to support any of it also why would Sony even waste a time to go after that as opposed to something like Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts? That's not common sense either that's simply you trying to grasp at straws to come to a conclusion that has no evidence to support it.... Even the Dragon Quest that came out for PlayStation 2 I actually only believe happened to that way because at the time of no other place for it to technically released to get those type of sales with that type of quality. I don't think so Sony has anything to do with it I mean you might as well argue that every damn game not coming to the switch is because of a deal based on Sony.....
"Ps4. Version of dq11 fell of Japan chart after selling 1.3 million in Japan......i think the 3ds version stop around 1.7 or 1.8 million" wow 3DS had 5X bigger install base than PS4, still only sold 50% better.
Or maybe square is telling the truth and you should stop all your conspiracy theories. The best dragon quest games 7 and 8 were on playstation.
the mod/hacking community will do it for them.
nope. Release it on the Nintendo switch and the PlayStation 4 and move on.
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