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Dragon Quest XI screenshots and new story details, characters from Square Enix

by Ron Duwell | March 6, 2017March 6, 2017 8:00 pm PDT

Another chapter in the long history of Dragon Quest and the Japanese weekly comic magazine, Shonen Jump! Square Enix has trusted the publication for nearly three decades when it comes to revealing information about the series, and today, we have the details on Dragon Quest XI’s story and two new characters.

From Gematsu’s translation, it almost sounds as if you play the role of an unwitting fugitive.

As the reincarnation of the legendary “Hero,” the protagonist sets off on a journey through a vast world.

The protagonist, who grew up in the calm village of Ishi, turned 16 years old and took part in a coming-of-age ceremony as a village custom. As the reincarnation of the “Hero” that once saved the world, he understands that he is burdened with a great mission. To learn about the Hero and the Hero’s mission, he sets off on a journey from his hometown.

The destination—the continent’s biggest country, “Delcadar.” Specifically, the king.

Based on his mother’s words that all will be revealed should he go to Delcadar, the protagonist in due course heads for the king. The protagonist informs the king of Delcadar that he is the “hero,” and the king began to tell him what the “hero” means—

And then, the Hero is called the child of the devil!

What the king of Delcadar said was unbelievable. He said that the Hero is the child of the devil. In response to the king’s words, the soldiers surround the protagonist with their swords pointed at him. What is the meaning of all of this? The story of the legendary “Hero” starts off with a bang. What is the fate of the protagonist?

The story of a new “Hero” begins now.

Square Enix also illustrated this setup using both screenshots from the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game.

Two new leading females enter the fight

Square Enix also officially revealed the game’s two leading females: Veronica in the red and Sophia in the green. Square Enix describes them as “A Prodigy that Knows No Fear” and “A Beautiful Harp Girl with a Relaxing Presence.” They look as if they will handle the role of offensive mage and healer respectively.

Dragon Quest XI will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS in 2017. A Nintendo Switch version is also currently in development.

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