Dragon Quest XI S will have a demo available before release, save progress will carry over

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    Some Dragon Quest goodness has already arrived on the Nintendo Switch, with the launch of the Hero DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If that's not enough, though, then you'll soon be able to play some of Dragon Quest XI S, prior to the game's release. During Japan's Dragon Quest Summer Festival, Square Enix revealed that Dragon Quest XI S would be getting a demo on the Switch eShop, with players receiving a special item, a "skill seed" if they transferred their demo save data to the full game. There's no word on when the demo launches, but it'll be before the game officially releases, on September 27th.

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  1. godreborn

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    been looking forward to this game for a long time. :)
     
  2. x65943

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    I hope whoever first thought of making meaningful demos with transferrable saves is super rich now, this is probably my favorite marketing tactic

    Everyone wins - game gets exposure, players get to decide if the game is worth our money, and most of the time you get a small reward for trying the game out early

    It's smart because it gets you to invest in the game before you buy it - because if you never pick up the full game it feels like you're wasting the special item you got / progress you made
     
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  3. Bladexdsl

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    too bad the ps4 version gets stiffed on the new features and side quests. way to look after your fans sqaurEnix! :glare:
     
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    They are looking after their fans, their NINTENDO fans. :creep:
     
  5. tabzer

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    Sony wanted to them to remove puff puff references and add guns instead.
     
  6. Jiehfeng

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    This whole save progress thing is pretty neat. Gives me an idea where a free prologue to a game could be released for everyone to have a good taste of a game with enough story to convince a purchase, probably has already been done though.
     
  7. Nerdtendo

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    Is that not what this is?
     
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  8. godreborn

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    I'm assuming that the demo covers the beginning of the game, at least if stuff transfers over.
     
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    Yeah I realized that's pretty much the same thing. I was thinking more of exclusive content in the prologue, inaccessible in the main game.
     
  10. radicalwookie

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    I played a lot on 3ds but didn’t finish it is it worth to replay it?
     
  11. godreborn

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    I think I read that the game is the 3ds and the ps4 versions combined, so you can select 16-bit if you want. could be wrong though.
     
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  12. Nerdtendo

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    Oh that would be really cool. It would make some people mad though
     
  13. Jiehfeng

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    Not if it's free and easily accessible right?
    Just imagine those games with the amazing prologues, separated into a free very short game to get a taste of what the game offers in story/gameplay, released before the game to act like some sort of cliffhanger.
     
  14. tabzer

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    I think Dissdia Duodecim did that with its demo.
     
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  15. 71r3n

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    This mesage makes me truly realize how old i am when this is worth a news.
    Caryover and a Demo was a Standard back then. :/
     
  16. Nerdtendo

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    Back when?
     
  17. Pipistrele

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    I don't remember "caryovers" ever being a thing - quite the opposite, demos often included their own levels to showcase the game. Maybe you're talking about 90/2000s shareware, but that's its own thing, really.
     
  18. DiJornios

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    is this a good game for my first dragon quest experience
     
  19. MythicalData

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    Dragon Quest IX or VI I would recommend (9 is my fav dq game because it's a multiplayer jrpg with a ton of content especially if you unlock/save edit the dlc quests)
     
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