It is now official. The 11th installment to the popular game franchise called "Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time" is finally coming to Nintendo's highly anticipated, next-generation console, currently being referred to by its codename, NX.
The confirmation for "Dragon Quest XI" Nintendo NX happened during the round table discussion in Nintendo Dream's October issue. The discussion featured Yuji Horii, the creator of the "Dragon Quest" series, along with "Pokemon" series producer, Junichi Masuda, and "Super Smash Bros." director, Masahiro Sakurai, according to Gematsu.
"First, Dragon Quest XI. The 11th installment in the series will be released simultaneously on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4, and including NX it's coming out on three platforms, right?" Sakurai asked Horii, to which the latter reaffirmed that this was correct.
Horii then continued to explain why he wanted to release "Dragon Quest XI" on all platforms simultaneously. "That's right. Spoilers will emerge if we release one version earlier," he said. "However, we're a little concerned about the sense of distance in movement. It's different for each of the supported hardware," he added.
Meanwhile, "Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time" isn't the only title that fans should expect in the early days of the Nintendo NX. Past reports revealed that three titles are also being expected on the platform, and they are: a new "Pokemon" game, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," and "Mario." These three titles, as noted, will be released on the console within the first six months of its market life.
There has been no official word yet, though, about the other game titles that may or may not come out on Nintendo NX. At this point, it would be best to just wait for more news to surface coming from the studios, which will support Nintendo's next-generation gaming console.
"Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time" is set for release in the Japanese market before May 27 of next year, while the Nintendo NX is being expected to hit the shelves sometime in March 2017.