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Dragon Quest 11 Surpasses 5.5 Million Copies Sold

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Square Enix is celebrating a sales milestone for Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Thanks in part to a recent Definitive Edition release on Nintendo Switch, the RPG has surpassed 5.5 million copies sold, including physical and digital sales.

Dragon Quest series creator and game designer Yuji Horii release a statement on reaching the successful milestone:

“I strongly believe that this figure has only been achieved thanks to our fans who have always loved the Dragon Quest series and also the new players who discovered Dragon Quest or JRPGs through this title. If I could ever go back in time to meet myself when I was still making the very first Dragon Quest, I would love to tell him, ‘In 30 years’ time, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age has been released and loved by international fans beyond seas and languages.’ I will carry on doing my very best to deliver further Dragon Quest titles to our fans worldwide. Thank you very much to all the fans who have enjoyed the title!”

Dragon Quest 11 released last year on PlayStation 4 and PC. Players take on the role of the Luminary as you gather allies, battle enemies, visit towns, and prevent a great evil from befalling the land. In other words, it’s a JRPG, but also a darn good one (read our review).

Dragon Quest 11 launched earlier this year on the Switch in a special Definitive Edition, with original Japanese voice acting, a 16-bit overland map, and new story elements. It’s rated T for Teen.

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Classic Kingdom Hearts Games Coming to Xbox One Next Year

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During the annual Inside Xbox event in London, Square Enix announced that the older Kingdom Hearts games will be coming to Xbox One in 2020.

All of the Kingdom Hearts games save the most recent release of Kingdom Hearts 3, including Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 and the many spin-offs, will be available in two compilation packs.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix includes the following:

  • Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD remastered cinematics)
  • Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD remastered cinematics)

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue includes the following:

  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
  • Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage
  • Kingdom Hearts X Black Cover (movie)

Kingdom Hearts 3 launched earlier this year on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the first in the series to appear on an Xbox console. A free demo of Kingdom Hearts 3 is available on the Xbox and PlayStation digital stores, featuring the Hercules and Toy Story worlds. Save demo will carry over to the full game should you choose to purchase it with the same account. The demo also includes the Memory Archive feature, which includes cutscenes to catch players up to the current story.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix and 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue are available on PlayStation 4, and coming to Xbox in 2020.