Dragon Quest XI S demo progress transfers to the full game

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It’s been on Switch for more than a year, but now Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age — Definitive Edition is coming to PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, too. And you can try it out for free on your platform of choice.

The Dragon Quest XI S demo hit the PlayStation Store, Steam, and Xbox Live on Monday, a month ahead of the game’s December launch. It supports 4K, and, best of all, any progress made in the demo will transfer over to the full release.


“Join a young hero as he takes his first steps towards becoming the Luminary, a legendary hero destined to save Erdrea—and then carry over your progress into the full game,” the demo’s Xbox listing reads.

“This demo will give you a generous glimpse of the epic tale that awaits you in Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age — Definitive Edition.”

Reception of the Switch version was positive, with IGN saying it “harkens back to a time when JRPGs reigned supreme,” adding, “Its colorful cast of characters, combined with the blend of overworld exploration and turn-based combat weave together into a warm, fuzzy blanket that captivates and comforts as you trek through this 80-plus-hour game.”

The game’s hero, known as the Luminary, is already a playable DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. 


The full version of the game launches December 4 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. It’ll be available to play for free as part of Xbox Game Pass.