Dragon Quest X and XI coming to PS4, Nintendo 3DS, and… NX?

Dragon Quest

Publisher Square Enix announced at a press conference this morning that their hit MMORPG Dragon Quest X (originally available in Japan for the Wii, Wii U, and PC) will make its way to the PS4, 3DS, and Nintendo NX. Wait, what? The NX? Nintendo’s next console that doesn’t even have an official look or name yet? Not only that, but Square also revealed the next installment in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest XI: In Search of the Departed Time, also set to release on PS4, 3DS, and NX.

Square Enix later released a statement clarifying that the NX versions are “under consideration,” but this is still interesting news taking into account that Nintendo said they won’t say anything more about the system until next year. Dragon Quest XI‘s PS4 version will be running on the Unreal Engine 4, so if the NX is a home console and not a handheld, chances are it’ll be powerful enough to run said engine.

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As for the PS4 and 3DS versions of Dragon Quest XI, they will be handled by the same development staff at Square Enix but with different producers and assistants focusing on a different system. Producer Hokuto Okamoto will helm the PS4 version with development assistance from Orca and the 3DS version will be produced by Kento Yokota with help from Toylogic.

No release date has been confirmed but it’s safe to assume it’ll be sometime in 2016 due to the 30th Anniversary of the Dragon Quest series. It is also unknown if the game will be released outside of Japan. In the meantime, you can watch Square Enix’s full press conference below.

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