Dragon Quest 11's Switch Demo is Live, and Your Progress Carries Over

Dragon Quest 11's Switch Demo is Live, and Your Progress Carries Over

Get started on your journey today.

The portable version of the latest Dragon Quest is just around the corner, but you won't have to wait that long to jump in. The demo for Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition is available right now on the Nintendo eShop.

Not only can you hop in and start exploring the world of Dragon Quest 11 today, but the demo serves as a pre-load for the game as well, so downloading it now means you won't have to wait around on September 27. Progress also carries over from the demo into the full game, so no worries about retracing your steps.

Dragon Quest 11 is already a pretty stellar role-playing game that has a lot to love, but the Switch version is bringing a lot of features that might merit a second run from die-hard fans. An orchestral soundtrack, the natural portability of the Nintendo Switch, and the ability to play the game in a classic 16-bit format all make this Definitive Edition really look like the definitive edition.

Dragon Quest 12 may already be in its early planning stages, but that's no reason to overlook the Switch version of an excellent game. As Nadia wrote in her review, "games like this only visit us once in a rare while."

Check out the demo now ahead of Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition's launch on September 27 for the Nintendo Switch. And while you're waiting on the full experience, check out our feature on the excellent post-game of Dragon Quest 11.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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