Dragon Quest I, II, & III are Coming to Switch in Asia

Friday, September 6th, 2019

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Square Enix has announced in a Facebook post that the first three Dragon Quest games are coming to the Nintendo Switch in Asia in a single package. It will release sometime in the remainder of 2019, but no specific launch date has been announced yet. The bundle will support three language options, including English, Traditional Chinese, and Korean. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on whether or not this bundle will come to other regions. The games included are:

  • Dragon Quest
  • Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line
  • Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation

Here is Square Enix’s Facebook post for this announcement:

 

The original Dragon Quest game launched on May 27th of 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and in Japan for the Family Computer (Famicom). The same is true for the second and third games in the series, which released on January 26th, 1987 and February 10th of 1988 respectively. Those two games also both came out on the NES and the Famicom. The western releases were a bit later, though. The first three games are all part of the same story, with the events of Dragon Quest III taking place before those of the first two games. It is also worth noting that the original releases of these games in America were actually titled Dragon Warrior when they were localized, but this would of course change later on.

In addition to some past remakes, many of you are probably also aware that the first and second games have also gotten recent spinoffs inspired by Minecraft. The Dragon Quest Builders games have released on both the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4.

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