It’s set in stone: Dragon Quest XI has officially gone gold, series creator Yuji Horii confirmed today during the latest “Countdown Carnival” hands-on event in Nagoya. This means the game has completed its main development cycle and is now in a ready-state to meet its promised release date.
Viewers were also treated with over 25 minutes of gameplay footage, featuring the “Blacksmithing” and “Skill Panel” gameplay systems running on Nintendo 3DS, as well as the “Horse Racing” and “Casino” mini-games running on PlayStation 4.
Square Enix also revealed the third possible restriction for the game’s “Restricted Play” mode system, which allows players to experience the game as normal, but with particular features disabled. The previously announced restrictions prevents players from being able to shop and fleeing from battles.
Based on the image above, it looks like the restriction mode will also prevent players from equipping any armor.
And with that settled, check out the gameplay footage down below:
- Blacksmithing (3DS) [25:56 to 35:30]
- Skill Panel (3DS) [35:30 to 41:31]
- Horse Racing (PS4) [41:48 to 44:39]
- Casino (PS4) [46:27 to 56:06]
Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time is set to release for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS on July 29 in Japan, with its Nintendo Switch version currently in development.