Ever since it was officially announced for release in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, U.S. gamers have been wondering when they would get a shot at Dragon Quest XI, which would no doubt enthrall a pretty big audience of role-playing fans. But now, an interesting source has indicated we could be seeing on our shores…but take it with a grain of salt.
An unnamed Dutch public relations company recently spoke with Gamer.nl and indicated that it would be handling the role-playing game's Western release, but gave no indication on a release date.
The reason we say "take it with a grain of salt" is that it sounds very iffy. While the company probably has a reputation for publishing games for the Dutch market, it seems a bit odd that Square Enix would turn to them for any kind of Western release, especially considering that it hands its own Western releases with great aplomb, like Final Fantasy XV and other titles. So why would it need this agency?
Chances are that it's probably a fake story, although there is the possibility that the company could be helping out with promotion for the game, though "handling" its release sounds very, very farfetched.
We've heard of situations in the past where a company reportedly involved with a project was anything but. In fact, just a few days ago, a company called Sinclair indicated that there wouldn't be any Mass Effect: Andromeda story DLC, mainly due to the lackluster sales of the game. BioWare has since responded on the matter, not only indicating that the story wasn't true, but also indicating that Sinclair had absolutely nothing to do with the project.
That could be the same thing here – this Dutch company "involved" with the project could be anything but, which means we're still a ways off from seeing Dragon Quest XI on our shores. It could eventually happen, but for the time being, we're waiting on word from Square Enix.
Meanwhile, if you want to check out the import version, it'll be available starting July 29th for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, and later in the year for Nintendo Switch.