Dragon Quest III HD-2D and I+II HD-2D Announced for Consoles and PC

As previously teased, Dragon Quest I, II, and III are getting HD-2D remakes! Originally Dragon Quest III was officially confirmed, but at today's Nintendo Direct a collection of I + II was also announced. As for Dragon Quest III HD-2D, the game finally has a release date! 

Dragon Quest III will release on November 14, 2024, while I + II is scheduled for release in 2025.

The games are set to release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and on PC.

About by Nintendo:

Experience the chronological beginning of the Erdrick Trilogy storyline in this remake of the original RPG classic, now with vibrant HD-2D visuals and an expanded narrative! Set out on an epic fantasy adventure as The Hero to save the world from the dark forces of the evil Archfiend, Baramos. Travel through a vast world full of towns, dungeons and caves to explore, meet a cast of lively characters and fight ferocious monsters in modernized turn-based battles. DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake launches on Nintendo Switch Nov. 14. 

Plus, DRAGON QUEST I & II HD-2D Remake, an updated collection of two classic RPGs, is gearing up to round out the Erdrick Trilogy when it launches on Nintendo Switch next year.


Square-Enix Store:

DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake is a stunning reimagining of the beloved masterpiece and narrative beginning to The Erdrick Trilogy – the first three games of the mainline DRAGON QUEST series. Featuring vibrant HD-2D graphics, new and modernized features, and a refined narrative, players are invited to set out on an epic fantasy adventure to save the world from a dark evil.

Years ago, the great hero Ortega bid farewell to his wife and child as he set off on a quest to defeat the villainous Archfiend, Baramos. Ortega failed his quest, and Baramos still threatens the world. Now, on their sixteenth birthday, Ortega’s only child is summoned by the king of Aliahan and entrusted with a mission of the highest import: to take on Ortega’s quest, vanquish Baramos, and save the world. Accompanied by a band of travelling companions chosen in the beginning of the game, players are immersed in a vast HD-2D world full of towns, dungeons, and caves, meet fascinating characters, and fight ferocious monsters in enhanced turn-based battles.

Rebuilt for modern audiences, DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake gives existing fans the chance to re-experience a beloved RPG experience and its expanded offerings like never before, while also being a perfect starting point for newcomers to discover one of the most influential RPG franchises in gaming history.


Preorder Bonus:

Anyone who pre-orders DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake will receive a free Trouble-Free Travel Kit in the game.

The Trouble-Free Travel Kit contains:
• One pair of elevating shoes
• Three seeds of strength
• Three seeds of defence
• Three seeds of agility
• Three seeds of life
• Three seeds of magic

All these items can also be obtained by playing through the game.
Players can reclaim their bonus items by opening a treasure chest in Patty's Party Planning Place.


Collectors Edition:

The collectors edition is exclusive to the Square-Enix Store and includes the following:

  • DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake Standard Edition physical game
  • Collectible Game Case Storage Box
  • Character & Monster Acrylic Blocks Complete Set
  • Adventurous Accessory Kit (In-game Item)
  • x2 Exclusive Digital Wallpapers (PC Desktop)

Adventurous Accessory Kit includes:
Strength Ring x1
Dragon Scale x1
Words of Wisdom x1
Cat Suit x1
The collectors edition can be purchased for $199.99.


About Dragon Quest via Square-Enix:

DRAGON QUEST is a legendary series of role-playing games created by Yuji Horii and beloved by millions both in Japan and around the world. The first DRAGON QUEST was released in 1986, and the game made its US debut in 1989 as DRAGON WARRIOR. The critically acclaimed series has shipped more than 88 million units worldwide, spanning 11 main series titles, many spin-off games, as well as films, anime, novels, manga, merchandise and more. Celebrating its 38th anniversary this year, the wildly popular DRAGON QUEST franchise holds various Guinness World Records including “Longest-Running Japanese RPG Series.”
The visionaries behind the series, Creator and Game Designer Yuji Horii, Character Designer Akira Toriyama (creator of Dragon Ball) and composer Koichi Sugiyama, have long enchanted newcomers and long-time fans alike, with each new entry in the franchise comprising charming visuals, enthralling storylines, and captivating music. The latest instalment, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of An Elusive Age, was released to much critical acclaim, winning the Metacritic Must-Play game award and becoming Metacritic’s “#2 Best Switch Game of 2019” and “#3 Best PS4 Game of 2020.” It has shipped over 6.5 million units globally to date.


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