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Dragon Quest XI S Japanese Voice Actors And Additional Features And DLC ‘Voice Drama’

Square Enix has shown off some new footage for their upcoming epic Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition which is heading to the Nintendo Switch later this year. The video also includes details such as Japanese voice actors, additional new features, and “Voice Drama” downloadable content. Here’s all the details direct from Gematsu:

Latest Voice Actor Announcements

  • Protagonist (Baby) (Cry) – Touma Saito (Ayumi Tsunematsu’s son)
  • Kai (voiced by Yuichi Nakamura)
  • Booga (voiced by Yuichi Nakamura)
  • Masked Martial Arts Tournament Announcer (voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi)
  • Indignus (voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi)
  • Queen Marina (voiced by Atsuko Tanaka)
  • Grand Master Pang (voiced by Ayumi Tsunematsu)
  • Don Rodrigo (voiced by Akio Ootsuka)
  • The Sultan of Gallopolis (voiced by Shigeru Chiba)
  • Avarith (voiced by Ryuusei Nakao)
  • Yggdragon (voiced by Keiko Han)
  • Tyriant (voiced by Norio Wakamoto)
  • Homirin (voiced by Yuka Ozaki)
  • The Seer (voiced by Miina Tominaga)

Additional New Features

  • Party members will follow you on the field.
  • You can talk directly to party members without opening the menu.
  • You can change the music from Orchestra to Synthesizer at any point by going to the sound settings in the menu.
  • You can dash with the ZR button.
  • By using the new “Horse Bell” item, you can call your horse at any time.
  • You can now gain experience points when your horse knocks away an enemy on the field.
  • You can change the battle speed to “Normal,” “Fast,” or “Really Fast.”
  • The quests from the 3DS version of Dragon Quest XI in which you visit the worlds of past Dragon Quest titles will be included in the Switch version, but not without changes.

Voice Drama Downloadable Content

The following is a message from Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii, who was unable to appear on the program due to poor health:

“Thanks to everyone who made their voice heard, Dragon Quest XI S is being made to dive deeper into the story. And new story is also being added that allows you to experience each character as the protagonist. Through the unexpected sides of these characters and previously untold stories, I hope that you can be able to appreciate each character even more. I wanted everyone to further enjoy the drama of those characters, so I am actually making something as additional downloadable content. That something is a ‘voice drama.’ I would like to share more details now, but I should be able to share new information in June.”



  1. I’m not really into these ‘voice dramas’ but its good they included them, I might give it a listen when they do an English translation and it may change my mind.

  2. _

    Dragon Quest XI S looks incredible.

    It seems like a brilliant port, shaping up to be the Definitive Edition.

    I also noticed how the music differs a lot from the one in PS4.

    It’s great to hear from this game.

    The Switch is really becoming home to good RPGs.

    1. If I remember correctly, it’s not a port, don’t quote me on that though.
      I feel like I read somewhere that it was polished from the ground up and specifically developed for the Switch – that’s why it took so long to get to us.
      Also explains why it looks pretty good considering it’s a newer game and on the end of the higher-end consoles like XBOX and Playstation.

  3. Good thing I waited for the switch version I’m glad it will be worth the wait. I’m wondering if these features are coming to PS4 as well, I haven’t seen that mentioned anywhere.

    1. Probably not. Since Nintendo is the publisher of Dragon Quest XI S Definitive Edition in North America and Europe, you won’t be seeing any Switch exclusive feature in the PS4 version… or the PC counterpart.

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