Switch owners can expect plenty of Dragon Quest this year.
During today’s Nintendo Direct, two Dragon Quest games set plans for Switch releases in the West. Dragon Quest 11 will arrive sometime this Fall, while Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be launching on Switch on July 12.
Dragon Quest 11’s Switch release will be officially titled “Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition” but if I spelled that whole thing out every time I’d demand to be paid by the word and IGN would go bankrupt. It will include new content not found in other versions.
For starters, the Switch edition will allow you to switch back and forth between its regular 3D graphics and the 16-bit 2D style from the 3DS version. It will also feature fully orchestrated battle music for the first time, though you’ll similarly be able to switch to the original tracks if you prefer.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 set a harder release date for July 12, both on the Switch and PlayStation 4, and will allow for 4-player co-op either online or locally across multiple Switch systems. It originally launched in Japan back in December of 2018.
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Tom Marks is IGN’s PC Editor. Find him on Twitter @TomRMarks.