Dragon Quest XI: Definitive Edition is coming to PS4, PC, and Xbox One (through Xbox Game Pass) on December 4, and if you’re keen to try the massive JRPG in advance, you can do so now. A huge new demo is available on Steam, and each console’s store.
This demo is the same as the one that released on Switch ahead of the RPG arriving on Nintendo’s hybrid console, and is said to contain about ten hours worth of content. Considering that Dragon Quest XI can take about 90 hours to finish, there’s still plenty of game left after the demo–and thankfully, your progress carries over into the final game.
If you’re on PS4 or PC, and you’ve played the earlier release of Dragon Quest XI, you might want to test out the Definitive Edition’s 2D retro mode, and decide whether you want to double dip. Unfortunately, this is not an option in the demo–it seems you’re only able to experience the modernized version of the game.
The Definitive Edition of Dragon Quest XI scored a 9/10 in GameSpot’s review. Reviewer Heidi Kemps praised the game’s 2D mode: “2D mode offers a fantastic way to explore, grind, and farm efficiently–or just experience a fresh perspective on the game as a whole if you’ve played it before.”