It’s finally August, which means Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive edition will officially be out next month, on September 27. And fortunately for those planning to pick it up on day one, it seems Dragon Quest XI S is being included as part of Amazon and Walmart’s ongoing pattern of discounting games to $49.94 before they’ve even released. The fact that it’s labeled as the number one best-selling Switch game on Amazon right now may have something to do with such an early price drop. In any case, you can grab Dragon Quest XI S at that price right now.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
$60)See it at Amazon See it at Walmart
The good thing about pre-ordering games at Amazon is that you’re guaranteed the lowest price after you place your order, even if the price drops again between now and September 27. For example, if Amazon decides to sell it for $45, you’ll only be charged $45 when the item ships. But if (and when) the price goes back up to $60, you won’t pay any more than the sale price you committed to. Walmart doesn’t offer that price guarantee, but you’ll still get the game on release day with either retailer.
Dragon Quest XI’s Definitive edition includes all the content from the original game as well as additional character-specific stories, orchestral field and battle music, the ability to toggle between HD and retro 16-bit visuals, side quests that let you travel into past Dragon Quest worlds, both Japanese and English voice tracks, and more.
Of course, you can get in on some Dragon Quest action already with the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s newest DLC character, the Hero, whose default look is based on the protagonist in Dragon Quest XI. He’s available to download now as part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Fighters Pass or to purchase individually for $6.
The Dragon Quest XI Definitive edition was originally announced during a Nintendo Direct back in February, and a new trailer revealing the release date dropped during E3 2019. You can check that trailer from Square Enix’s E3 press conference below.