Incorporating a feature that was previously available in the Japan-only Nintendo 3DS release of Dragon Quest XI, players can now visit previous Dragon Quest worlds.
The Nintendo Switch version boasts all the sprawling content of the original game along with newly added character-specific stories, fully orchestrated field and battle music, additional monsters to ride, side-quests to journey into past Dragon Quest worlds, and the ability to change between HD and retro-inspired 16-bit visuals.
Even though the Direct was a while ago, here are some screens to remind you that, indeed, Dragon Quest XI is coming to Nintendo Switch (as the definitive edition of the game).
The game can be played in modern 3D or retro 2D at will.
At long last, Dragon Quest XI is officially revealed for Nintendo Switch.
And it's the game's definitive edition. Greatness awaits.
Then a few months later, the game finally got the coverage it deserved in a Nintendo Direct.
I'm sure the main reason why they went silent on the game was so that people would keep on buying it on 3DS and PS4.