‘Dragon Quest XI’ bundle includes both 3DS and PS4 versions of the game

dragon quest xi bundle 3ds ps4 dq11
In a move that is as rare as it is intriguing, Square Enix has managed to convince Sony and Nintendo to allow it to release a bundle of Dragon Quest XI with both the PS4 and 3DS versions of the game included. It is a special edition of the game, but can you think of any time two console makers shared the limelight like this?

Dragon Quest as a series has been running since 1986, so some of its fan base have been with it for a long, long time. Some of those fans may remember the old “Spell of Restoration,” feature which was used on the original game and its sequel as a password save system. The fact that that system is set to make some sort of comeback with Dragon Quest XI is perhaps why this special bundle exists.

Although not fully detailed yet, the game will have some sort of save system that could perhaps be transferred between the PlayStation 4 version and the 3DS version. You’ll need both iterations of the game to play it on both platforms, so getting them both in one pack is an easy way of getting hold of them.

It won’t be cheap though. When this special edition of the game goes on sale on July 29, Kotaku has it that it will cost just shy of 15,000 yen, or around $135. It will be available only through select retailers like Lawson and HMV, as well as Square’s own estore. Players can also expect different graphical options on each platform, with the PS4 version offering higher resolution graphics, while the 3DS version will offer a 2D pixel mode as well as its lower-resolution standard play.

The “Dragon Quest XI Double Pack: Hero Sword Box” will be delivered in a special edition box, featuring some unique sword artwork and each version of the game will have its own specialized box designed to resemble a book.


Xbox-exclusive games could find a second home on Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is reportedly set to release some of its first-party games on Nintendo Switch, as well as the Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud services. Cross-play between Switch and Xbox One is already enabled.

Among hundreds of choices, these are the best 25 SNES games of all time

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System might be the greatest game console ever made, but what are the best titles for the system? Here are our picks for the best SNES games.

You're never too broke to enjoy the best free-to-play games

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially popular League of Legends.

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.

Transform into a tetromino master with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks

Tetris 99 is the latest battle royale game to stir up quite a bit of commotion. The Nintendo Switch Online exclusive adds a few new unexplained quirks to the Tetris formula. We've got you covered with our Tetris 99 tips and tricks.

Metro Exodus update brings DLSS improvements to Nvidia RTX 20-series PCs

Having issues in Metro Exodus? A February 21 update for the title recently delivered enhancements to Nvidia’s deep learning supersampling feature and other fixes for low-specced PCs. 

Need to perform a factory reset on your Xbox One console? Here's how to do it

Whether you're upgrading to a One X and giving your old console to a friend, or troubleshooting a technical issue, sometimes your Xbox One needs a clean slate. Here's our quick guide on how to factory reset an Xbox One.

Battle royale-style Tetris 99 is the first Nintendo Switch Online-exclusive game

If you want to play online multiplayer on Switch, you'll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Here's what you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online, from price to features to the awesome library of NES games.

The best PUBG weapons to win you that coveted chicken dinner

Which weapons in PUBG are worth the time to scout out and fit with attachments? Which are going to help you become the last player standing? We've got the answers you need in our best PUBG weapons guide.

Here's where Xur is and what he has for wares this week in Destiny 2: Forsaken

The weekly vendor in Destiny 2: Forsaken always brings Exotic weapons and armor, some of the toughest loot to find in the game. Here's everything you need to know to track down Xur: Where he is, when he shows up, and what he's stocking.

Want to play as Iron Man or Waluigi in GTA V? Our favorite mods make it possible

Grand Theft Auto V is best on the PC for many reasons, and modifications may be the most important. You can cause riots, spawn unique cars, and play as a cop with just a few extra files.

Walmart slices prices on PS4 DualShock 4 controllers just in time for Anthem

The standard black PS4 controller is what usually comes with the console itself, but if you want to add something a bit more customized your gaming experience, Walmart is offering a wide variety of colorful DualShock 4 controllers at…

How you can give your PS4 a fresh start with a factory reset

Learn the many ways you can factory reset your PS4. From reverting your settings to factory to doing a full wipe and reinstalling the latest PlayStation firmware, we cover it all here, step by step.