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.