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Dragon Quest XI’s new dynamic screenshots show off battle system, martial arts female

Square Enix released two batches of screenshots through the official Dragon Quest XI website and Japanese magazine Shonen Jump this week, each celebrating a new area of the upcoming hit JRPG.

The first of these batches give a further look into two characters who have remained under the radar since their reveal. Both Old Man Rou and Martial Artist Martina travel the world as a pair of butt-kicking do-gooders. They seem ready to aid our hero when he comes rolling into town, with both of them expecting his arrival and promising to protect him at any cost.

Everybody was kung-fu fighting

The other screenshots give a look into the game’s battle system, or rather, four battle systems! Both the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 versions of the game have two different options for how to approach combat. The PlayStation 4 version allows players to choose between either controlling the camera in battles for their own convenience or let the computer take the camera over for a more cinematic flair.

As for the Nintendo 3DS version, it lets players choose between a 3D viewpoint similar to the one found in Dragon Quest VII and a more classic 2D viewpoint, which mirrors the Nintendo DS remakes of Dragon Quest IV, V, and VI. That’s a total of four different ways to see Dragon Quest XI’s battles unfold.

The game will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS in 2017. A Nintendo Switch version is also in development.


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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...


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