Dragon Quest I, II, and II coming to Switch on September 27 in Japan

Square Enix will release Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation for Switch via the Nintendo eShop on September 27 in Japan for 600 yen, 850 yen, and 1,500 yen, respectively.

PhoenixUp1773d ago

Why not bring that to the west? Still treating your western audience like second class citizens I see

CyberSentinel1773d ago


Square-Enix is really dropping the ball with physical US releases of games this generation. I had to buy foreign imports of Lost Sphere, I Am Setsuna, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Final Fantasy X/X2 HD
and now Oninaki. Why no West love? Even Limited western physical releases would be better than nothing.

Rockstar1773d ago

Dragon Quest I, II, and II and II and II...

EddieNX 1773d ago

I've heard Dragon Quert II is much better than Dragon Quest II.

-Gespenst-1773d ago

English versions of these remakes actually exist. They were released for iOS and Android all the way back in like late 2014. I don't know how they still haven't been released on any other platforms. The 3DS got the Japanese versions, and now the Switch will too. How hard could it be to release the English versions on the 3DS or the Switch? Surely most of the work is already done. Hopefully soon. Hopefully the Switch gets the English versions, unlike the 3DS.

CyberSentinel1772d ago

I know they exist because I own the 3 NES versions, and the 2 gameboy games.


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andy85241d ago

Dragon Quest VIII 4th? Yikes. That's easily number 1 for me. I'd love to be able to play it again on newer consoles.

Zeldafan64241d ago

III, XI and VIII are my top 3 in that order. While I think XI is the better game overall my nostalgia for III will never be beat.


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ApocalypseShadow413d ago

Good games but no Phantasy Star?

merlox412d ago

Why do people forget Phantasy Star? That is one of my favorite RPG series. Another ther good but overlooked series is ,Y's.

anast412d ago

ES3 set things off, it's a shame they got greedy and decided to cut corners so the executives could get huge pay days.


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shinoff2183521d ago

These days I enjoy dq way more then ff. Dq 11 was better then anything after ff10 maybe even ff10. I do feel that dq12 is gonna go action based rpg. Which is unfortunate but time will tell.

closed_account521d ago

Same here. Even Tales games I'm enjoying more now days. There was just a sense of awe and wonder, that sense of adventure we all wanted to experience when were were kids that I no longer feel that in Final Fantasy games. I'll still play them, but I miss the earlier SNES, PS1 days.

shinoff2183521d ago

That snes ps1 Era was magical especially when it comes to rpgs.

andy85521d ago

I hope not. DQ is the only one that's stuck to its roots. Given its massively popular in Japan, even over FF, I'd hope they will stick with what sells over there.

Gardenia520d ago

I agree. Final Fantasy hasn't made a great game for a long time now. I enjoy the Dragon Quest, Tales and Ys series more as of late.

FinalFantasyFanatic520d ago

It's sad to see how low FF has fallen now, I always tend to think of other games now when I think about JRPGs, Persona, Tales, Legend of Heroes, DQ, Bravely Default... There are just some many games I'd rather play over modern FF.

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andy85521d ago

Thankfully thats shifting more and hopefully means more localisation (especially DQX offline)

franwex520d ago (Edited 520d ago )

Strange. Gamers complain about game franchises being the same thing over and over again. DQ actually gets praised for it.

I personally have played several DQ games and I tend to stop playing them after 30 hours. Just too long, and repetitive. Most RPGs I suppose are like this-but with DQ I lose interest as the plot doesn’t really grab me.

SaiyanFury520d ago

Final Fantasy doesn't really do the whole fantasy thing too much anymore.

franwex518d ago

Ff 16 looks pretty fantasy.