Fans of the Dragon Quest franchise will be glad to know that two Nintendo Switch titles from the series, namely Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition, have received a price reduction on the eShop. Not only that, but the permanent price drop will also take effect on other retail storefronts that sell those two games.
The popular JRPG franchise by developer Square Enix has been around since 1986, with the first game in the series simply named Dragon Quest. Since then though, the developer has released a slew of games under that franchise, which has accumulated a huge following.
The United States version of the game was initially titled Dragon Warriors, that is until 2005 when both Square Enix and its producers decided to completely scrap that name and just go with the regular title.
Starting today, #DragonQuestXIS: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition and #DragonQuestBuilders2 will have a new price of $49.99 MSRP!https://t.co/v9Vre3rSpzhttps://t.co/WKaCtViDSa pic.twitter.com/OI2WwuGjEy
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 7, 2020
Now, Dragon Quest fans have been given a great opportunity to purchase two games for the Nintendo Switch at reduced prices. As mentioned, both Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition have seen a significant drop in price. According to the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, both games are now priced at $49.99 from $59.99.
For the unfamiliar, Dragon Quest XI was initially released on the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 in 2017 as a Japan-exclusive game. A year later, the game was launched in the United States for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4.
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition, on the other hand, is an enhanced version of the first game and was released on the Nintendo Switch in 2019. This is the title that received a price drop.
North American fans have confirmed that the price reduction has already reflected on their end, so hopefully, the remaining regions will also hear news of a change in price soon.
Dragon Quest XI S was also released on other platforms this year, namely on the PS4, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox One. This new and improved version allows players to smoothly play the game on their consoles, as an enhanced edition was released for that very purpose.
That being said, there’s no news yet if the other platforms will see a price reduction as well or if this will only be a Switch exclusive event.
The other title, Dragon Quest Builders 2, is a game that’s available on the Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, and PS4. Unlike Dragon Quest XI S, this one has adorable chibi-like characters as well as the ability to craft different items.
It’s best described as a sandbox video game, similar to the ever-popular Minecraft. In addition, the game has a co-op mode and allows players to team up with up to four players. The price reduction seems to be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch for this one as well, and we’re still waiting to see if the other platforms will lower its prices too.
Given the popularity of Dragon Quest in general, it doesn’t come as a surprise that both games have done well. For those who are curious about the franchise and want to see what the hubbub is all about, this is their chance to pick up a game or two.