Weekly Jump details Dragon Quest XI’s battle system and new characters By James Stine on March 23, 2017 at 5:38 PM

The latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump details new information on Dragon Quest XI including the battle system and new characters.

Battle System

Move your character and look around freely with the “Free Movement Battle” system. Enjoy the freedom in battle by moving your character around while in combat!

The “Auto Camera Battle” system gives you an immersive battle experience. Witness awesome attacks from friend and foe with this feature.

Engage in immersive and lively battles in the 3D mode, or fight with nostalgic pixel art in the 2D mode!

The game contains the traditional command style battle system you know and love. Each battle involves strategic selection of your commands. Shown are two abilities from Dragon Quest series including “Thwack” on the 3DS and “Falcon Slash” on the PS4.

Perform pre-emptive strikes on enemies out in the field before engaging in battle!

There is a new mechanic added in Dragon Quest XI as you can see by the blue aura emanating around the protagonist. What on earth could it be?

Two new monsters were introduced as well, the “Mandra” and “Ocobolt”.



With you, I’ll protect everyone… That is my fight!
Noble Martial Artist
– Martina

I’ve been waiting for you all to arrive.
Mysterious Old Man
– Rou

Source: Gematsu

Dragon Quest XI is set to release sometime in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS with a Switch version also in the works.