Dragon Quest III HD-2D remake arrives on Switch November 2024

Posted on June 19, 2024

Excitement is building among JRPG enthusiasts as Nintendo announced during the June 2024 Direct event that the much-anticipated Dragon Quest HD-2D remakes are on their way to the Nintendo Switch. Dragon Quest III HD-2D is slated for release on 14 November 2024, with the remakes of Dragon Quest 1 and 2 following in 2025.

The original Dragon Quest III was released in 1988 for the NES and is cherished as a cornerstone of the JRPG genre. It is the chronological beginning of the Erdrick Trilogy, setting the stage to save the world from the malevolent Archfiend, Baramos. This classic tale of heroism and adventure is being reimagined with a distinct art style that blends nostalgic pixel art with modern 3D effects. Players can experience the iconic game with enhanced graphics and sound, while still retaining the core gameplay that made the original a hit.

Following the release of Dragon Quest III HD-2D, fans can look forward to the remakes of Dragon Quest 1 and 2 in 2025. These titles will also receive the HD-2D treatment, ensuring that the entire Erdrick Trilogy is available in this stunning new format. The collection aims to be the definitive way to experience the early chapters of the Dragon Quest saga, preserving the legacy of these foundational games while introducing them to a new generation.

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake

The Dragon Quest series has long been celebrated for its compelling stories, charming characters, and innovative gameplay. It’s most recent entries, like Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age were beloved masterpieces. We’re keenly waiting for the next update or announcement from the team developing Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate, but going back to the roots of the series will keep us occupied for the time being.

Mark your calendars for 14 November 2024 and prepare for a nostalgic yet fresh journey through one of JRPG gaming’s most beloved titles.