Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake launches on November 14 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC

During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Square Enix announced that Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake will launch on November 14 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).

Originally announced more than three years ago, in addition to the new HD-2D visual style, the remake of Dragon Quest's beloved third entry features several quality-of-life improvements, including improved UI, battle speed options, an auto-battle toggle, an autosave, and more.

Despite being the third numbered entry, Dragon Quest III is the canonical beginning of the Erdrick storyline, where the hero Ortega's only child sets off on a quest to defeat the Archfiend Baramos. RPG Site had a chance to go hands-on with Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake earlier this Summer, and you can check out our preview for more details and impressions about how Square Enix approached developing the remake.

A new trailer, game overview details, and screenshot set can be found below, via Square Enix.

"The Legacy Begins.”

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is a stunning reimagining of the beloved masterpiece and narrative beginning to The Erdrick Trilogy – the first three games of the mainline Dragon Quest series. Featuring vibrant HD-2D graphics, new and modernized features, and a refined narrative, players are invited to set out on an epic fantasy adventure to save the world from a dark evil.

Years ago, the great hero Ortega bid farewell to his wife and child as he set off on a quest to defeat the villainous Archfiend, Baramos. Ortega failed his quest, and Baramos still threatens the world. Now, on their sixteenth birthday, Ortega’s only child is summoned by the king of Aliahan and entrusted with a mission of the highest import: to take on Ortega’s quest, vanquish Baramos, and save the world. Accompanied by a band of travelling companions chosen in the beginning of the game, players are immersed in a vast HD-2D world full of towns, dungeons, and caves, meet fascinating characters, and fight ferocious monsters in enhanced turn-based battles.

Rebuilt for modern audiences, Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake gives existing fans the chance to re-experience a beloved RPG experience and its expanded offerings like never before, while also being a perfect starting point for newcomers to discover one of the most influential RPG franchises in gaming history.

Key Features

  • A fully modernized remake of the original: Stunning HD-2D visuals fuse pixel art with 3D graphics, bringing players into the world of Dragon Quest III like never before, along with an improved and modernized UI, and other quality of life improvements.
  • Traditional Dragon Quest style battles: A refined take on the classic turn-based battle system, featuring new animations, additional improvements such as an adjustable battle speed, an auto-battle setting, and more.
  • Immersive world: Deep exploration of a vast world map with an abundance of rich and captivating locations to discover, challenging players to overcome many unexpected encounters during the journey.
  • Experience a timeless musical score: An immersive, authentic, and diverse musical composition that captures the timeless essence and magic of the Dragon Quest universe. 
Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake