The people who are intrigued about Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition will have a chance to experience it for themselves soon, as a demo for the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch and it will allow the player to keep their progress in the main version of the game.
The impending demo for Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age was revealed during a panel at the Dragon Quest Summer Festival, though it has yet to be given a release date. According to Gematsu, those who continue their progress from the demo into the full game will receive a bonus Skill Seed item that can be used to gain a skill point, which can be spent on new abilities.
Those who play the demo will also gain a premium card that features the Luminary in Dragon Quest Rivals, but that game has yet to be localized outside of Japan.
It was also revealed that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition will also feature a crossover with Dragon Quest X that wasn't present in the original version of the game, and that Erik will have access to a new costume that was designed by Hiro Mashima (of Fairy Tail fame), which will also appear in a one-shot manga story.
A release date for the demo for Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition has yet to be revealed, but the game is due to be released for the Nintendo Switch on September 27th, so it will likely be available within the next few weeks. The Hero has been making waves in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate thanks to the random selection of powerful spells he can call upon in battle, so interest in the series has never been higher. It seems that Square Enix has learned its lesson and isn't trying to bury the game by releasing it alongside a high-profile title like Spider-Man, which was the fate that befell the original version of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.