During their E3 showcase, Square Enix unveiled the newest trailer for Dragon Quest XI: Legend of the Luminar along with the game’s release date. The game will release for Playstation 4 and Steam on September 4, 2018!
The game is set in the fantasy world of Lotozetasia where it’s said that The Great Tree of Life was the source for all life in it, a gigantic tree in a floating island in the middle of the world. The player takes the role of a young man with a strange birthmark on his left hand turning age 16 from Ishi Village where he grew with his childhood friend of the same age, Emma. In a coming-of-age tradition of the village, he must climb a great mountain called God’s Rock where it’s said the spirits of the earth dwell. Upon his success, the protagonist finds out that he’s actually the reincarnation of a hero who saved the world before and must again be on a mission against forces of darkness, described by other characters as the “Lord of Shadows” and the risk of the resurrection of the “Dark One”. To better understand his role as a hero he leaves his hometown and starts traveling around the world.
In the first hours of the game, upon arriving at the city of Heliodor, the Hero is recognized by soldiers as a “Luminary”, a name common to classes in previous Dragon Quest games, and is sent to jail by King Carnelian, who suggests in a malicious way that luminaries are in collusion with darkness, just as light casts shadow. At first, it doesn’t seem as the hero is trying to escape, but a blue-haired thief in another cell named Camus manages to get out of his incarceration and gets the protagonist out too. Together they run from the guards of Heliodor and continue their adventure.