Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age is finally coming west on September 4, and more details are trickling in. Today Square Enix has released a new trailer that introduces the cast of companions.
The full roster of colorful party members includes: Erik the plucky thief, Veronica the child-like mage, Serena the quiet healer, Sylvando the not-so-quiet entertainer, Jade the powerful martial artist, and Rab the, uh, mysterious old man. Like every character and monster in the Dragon Quest series, they all are designed by beloved comic artist Akira Toriyama.
The Dragon Quest series is similar to Final Fantasy in that each entry is a stand-alone adventure, with its own fantasy world and characters. Unlike the Final Fantasy series, Dragon Quest is beloved for using the same creature and monster designs throughout each entry.
The most recent Dragon Quest games released outside of Japan were remakes of Dragon Quest 7 and 8 on the 3DS. Dragon Quest 10, an MMO, was never released outside of Japan, while Dragon Quest 9 released on the Nintendo DS in 2009. The last time a Dragon Quest game graced a home console was Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King on the PlayStation 2 back in 2002.
Dragon Quest 11 released in Japan last year, though the 3DS version isn’t being localized. It’s coming to PlayStation 4 and PC on September 4, with a Switch version to come sometime later this year. It’s rated T for Teen.
A special Edition of Lost Time is available for PlayStation 4, and includes some bonus in-game items as well as a physical cloth map, 2-disc soundtrack, and 128-page art book for $149.99.