Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time has gone gold and is on track for its July 29 release date in Japan, it has been announced. Additionally, Square Enix has released some new gameplay footage from both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS versions, which you can check out below (skip to 41.50-44.41 for PS4 horse racing gameplay and 45.40-56.07 for casino).
Back in May, a “Restricted Play” feature was unveiled for the game whereby those looking for a challenge can choose certain restrictions when playing. Two of the restrictions are being unable to shop (encouraging players to search, loot and craft) and being unable to run from battle. According to Gematsu, a third possible restriction would prevent players from equipping armor.
There’s no word on Dragon Quest XI‘s Western release yet but there’s a glimmer of hope as Square Enix has said that it’s making an effort to promote the franchise in the West “in order to soften up the ground for Dragon Quest XI.”
For more on the game, check out our previous coverage.