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Dragon Quest at 35 – the history of a JRPG icon

TSA writes: Dragon Quest is a name that’s synonymous with Japanese role-playing games. Not only did it define the sub-genre 35 years ago, Dragon Quest also brought western tabletop RPG themes to Japan. The initial Nintendo Entertainment System release of Dragon Quest in May 1986 (titled Dragon Warrior in North America) combined the top-down presentation of groundbreaking RPG, Ultima, with the random battle encounters of Wizardry, and while the roleplaying genre existed before Dragon Quest, this influential series would create the blueprint for countless JRPGs throughout the decades.

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