Dragon Quest fans are going to be going back in time later this month as Square Enix is re-releasing the first three games onto the Nintendo Switch. All three games will be released on September 27th as digital downloads on the eShop. These were some of the best NES era RPGs, and now they’re here for you with updated graphics, cleaned up audio, and other features. DQ1 will be sold for $5, DQ2 will go for $6.50, and DQ3 will be sold for $12.50. We have more info below along with some screenshots for you to enjoy.
Upon its release in 1986, the pivotal Dragon Quest series became a cultural phenomenon, accumulating a large, passionate fanbase of millions worldwide, and set the standard for the RPG genre. This modern collection of the classic titles features simple and intuitive controls that mimic retro gameplay, paying homage to where the legacy began.
The iconic Erdrick trilogy begins in the acclaimed Dragon Quest where players begin their voyage as the “Hero,” a descendent of the valiant hero Erdrick in an epic journey through the historic realm of Alefgard. Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line takes place a century later, where the young prince of Midenhall embarks on a journey to find the other two descendants of Erdrick in order to defeat the nefarious Hargon. The third and final title in the Erdrick trilogy, Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation, takes players through the land of Aliahan, where a young hero has been charged with an impossible task of slaying Baramos, the master of darkness.