More good news from a great Nintendo Direct

There were so many amazing announcements from today's Nintendo Direct that some just slipped through the cracks. We have covered most of the biggest stories of the event, but there were two game confirmations that tickled me well. First it was revealed Dragon Quest Builders 2, the follow-up of the excellent Minecraft-like, comes to North America and Europe on July 12, 2019. Square Enix confirmed that the game will be released on PlayStation 4 the same day.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 contains a large number of new features, including the ability to slide over maps, travel under water, first-person play and co-op. Nintendo Switch owners who store data from the first game on their console can create the original builder's outfit in the future.

Immediately after that announcement, Nintendo confirmed that after months of teasing and waiting, Dragon Quest XI would come to the system if Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. An exceptionally significant title for an exceptional word game. DQXIS combines the best of both worlds of the PlayStation 4 version and the 3DS version that never reached our shores. Players can choose between beautiful, high-definition 3D graphics or retro, 16-bit graphics reminiscent of the SNES. This exclusive edition of Switch also includes a full orchestral soundtrack and the possibility to play with Japanese or English voiceovers.

Dragon Quest XI S will be launched exclusively for Nintendo Switch this autumn in the west. As with Octopaten traveler and Dragon Quest Builders, both titles are published by Nintendo instead of Square Enix.

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