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Dragon Quest 11 Is $49.94 Ahead Of Its Switch Release On Friday

The JRPG classic releases September 27.

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It's almost here: Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition releases on Nintendo Switch this Friday, September 27. And fortunately for those planning to pick up Dragon Quest XI S on day one, the JRPG classic is still available for $49.94 at Amazon and Walmart as part of the stores' ongoing pattern of discounting games before release.

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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition

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The good thing about pre-ordering games at Amazon is that you're guaranteed the lowest price after you place your order, even if the price drops again between now and September 27. For example, if Amazon decides to sell it for $45, you'll only be charged $45 when the item ships. But if (and when) the price goes back up to $60, you won't pay any more than the sale price you committed to. Walmart doesn't offer that price guarantee, but you'll still get the game on release day with either retailer.

If you want to try the game out for yourself before going through with the pre-order, you can download and play the lengthy Dragon Quest XI S demo from the Switch Eshop right now. The best part is the save data will transfer over to the full game once it's out.

Dragon Quest XI's Definitive edition includes all the content from the original game as well as additional character-specific stories, orchestral field and battle music, the ability to toggle between HD and retro 16-bit visuals, side quests that let you travel into past Dragon Quest worlds, both Japanese and English voice tracks, and more.

Of course, you can get in on some Dragon Quest action already with the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's newest DLC character, the Hero, whose default look is based on the protagonist in Dragon Quest XI. He's available to download now as part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass or to purchase individually for $6.

The Dragon Quest XI Definitive edition was originally announced during a Nintendo Direct back in February, and a new trailer revealing the release date dropped during E3 2019. You can check that trailer from Square Enix's E3 press conference below.

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Since I already own the game, I'm gonna wait to see how long it takes for a 50/60% sale before I consider double dipping.

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Awesome, fantastic, we haven’t had a new DQ in ages so I’m definitely getting this day 1. But where are the special editions? I’m still waiting for a Collector’s Edition or Digital Deluxe or something, like the Gorgeous Edition Japan gets.

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F U Sugiyama

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A perfect game for the Switch! Throwing in the extra content = day one buy for me, (again).

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I'll care once they release the content at least as a paid for DLC for people that already bought the game on other systems. I liked the game but I refuse to repurchase the full game just to get the new content.

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@phoenix1289: Some of it doesn't make sense on anything but Switch console anyways.

The side areas and such should be offered to other platforms, sure. But most of it is just Switch fodder. Nice touches if you're a Switch owner, pass if you aren't.

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@phoenix1289: some of this stuff was exclusive to the DS version so Nintendo had the upper hand so it makes sense.

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