The official website for Dragon Quest XI has updated to reveal more information as well as screenshots for new information on the battle system as well as two new characters. This information was recently announced in the Weekly Shonen Jump which you can check out over here.
In Dragon Quest XI you can choose between two battle styles on both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS.
The PlayStation 4 version offers you two battle styles to pick from: Freeform movement of your camera and characters, or the automatic mode with traditional cinematic flare.
The Nintendo 3DS version you can switch between a “3D Mode” to enjoy battle with lively moving monsters, or the “2D Mode” and fight with nostalgic pixel art.
Free Movement Battle
Auto Camera Battle
You encounter enemies out on the field or in dungeons and battle begins as you run into them.
While in “3D Mode”, you can encounter enemies visible out on the field and run into them to begin your battle. If you’re using the “2D Mode”, monsters will appear in random encounters as you traverse the world.
Defeat your foes with commands like “Attack” and “Spell”. After defeating enemies, your party levels up and becomes even stronger.
Here are two new monsters introduced in this update.
One day a plant-like monster sprouted up from the earth. Those who hear its cry are said to freeze in their tracks.
Monsters that looks like small ogres. They’re always bursting with anger and looking for a fight.
Spells and Abilities
Not only can you attack with weapons like swords, but using familiar spells and abilities will give you grant you great success in your battles! Fight using your friend’s personal abilities!
Dragon Quest XI is set to release sometime in 2017 on PlayStation 4 as well as the Nintendo 3DS. A Nintendo Switch version is also planned to release. A livestream covering the release date and more will be available on April 11th which you can read more about here.