Dragon Quest XI is the next mainline entry in the Dragon Quest series. Yes, we’ve seen remakes, Monster Joker, the hack n’ slash Heroes, and even a MMO (Dragon Quest X) over the past several years; but finally, an actual mainline, organic entry to the series is finally here! Although for Japan only at the moment, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is currently being localized into five languages, and will be ready to arrive on Western shores next year!

The news comes from the series creator, Yuji Hori, as he released a special Dragon Quest announcement video for DQ fans around the globe to announce the localization/release of Dragon Quest XI in 2018. Dragon Quest XI will launch on the Nintendo 3DS as well as the Nintendo Switch, just as it will this weekend in Japan. While there has been no word yet as to if Western fans will receive the PS4 and 3DS Dragon Quest XI bundle which in releasing in Japan, Hori did confirm that their will be more news regarding the games localization sometime later this Fall.

Dragon Quest XI is also set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch at some point, but a release date has not yet been set.