The latest weekly edition of Famitsu had a feature with various Dragon Quest XI S developers. In the feature, the developers talked about not doing a port of Dragon Quest XI S but a remake of sorts for Switch. New features and content are added to the game along with various changes and tweaks. Feedback was given for both the 3DS and PS4 versions in Japan, incorporating it into Dragon Quest XI S.
Square Enix considers it to be a remake instead of a standard port. Dragon Quest XI S was developed with Switch in mind for years. Dragon Quest XI S releases this Friday, September 27th for Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for more of the latest in Japanese gaming news!