Yuji Horii recently announced something I already knew would happen: Dragon Quest XI’s localization is confirmed. But what I didn’t know/should have suspected, is that it won’t arrive on Western Shores until 2018. The 3DS/PS4 versions are already live in Japan, and the Nintendo Switch version is still in development. That means it will be in America probably early next year. Is this good news? Of course it’s good news! Why wouldn’t it be? But this makes me direly wish they’d release a version down in SEA/South-East Asia with English Subtitles/Menus would be available. I’m more than willing to import it/beg their PR team for a version like that. Knowing that I have friends that can already play it easily and I have to wait another year is soul-crushing. However, the localization will be in five languages, with English being among them. This is definitely good news, and I’m going to be looking into it. Just as soon as I have a release date, you guys will be the first to know. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be here before you know it. I’m fortunate to have Yuji Horii, Koichi Sugiyama, and Akira Toriyama still creating my first RPG after all these years. Dragon Quest has had a place in my home and heart since 1989, and I’ll never forget what they did for a child who had almost no friends and desperately needed a world to explore. Below is the official announcement.