on January 3, 2017 by Holly Williams
A look at Dragon Quest XI in a recent NHK video shows some of the differences between the PS4 and 3DS versions of the game. Dragon Quest series composer Koichi Sugiyama also made an interesting announcement about how the game’s music will be featured in different arrangements in the PS4 and 3DS versions.
Sugiyama stated that the new pieces of music for the upcoming game will be the same, but the two platforms will feature unique arrangements of them. This seems like an unusual and interesting difference between the two versions, and I’m curious to see how different the pieces will sound.
The music’s not the only difference between the PS4 and 3DS versions of Dragon Quest XI, of course, as shown in NHK’s gameplay footage video. One noticeable change is that party members follow the main character around in the 3DS version, but don’t in the PS4 one. It’s a strange change to implement, but maybe it’s little differences like this that help make the game an even more unique experience from platform to platform for players who own both.
There’s a lot of speculation that Dragon Quest XI might get a third version for the Switch. If that’s the case, it’ll be interesting to see whether it resembles the 3DS or the PS4 version more. Only time will tell!
Dragon Quest XI releases for 3DS and PS4 in 2017 in Japan.