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The first three Dragon Quest games arrive on Switch this month

You can relive the first three iconic chapters of the Dragon Quest saga when it arrives on Nintendo Switch later this month.


We’re already pretty excited to see Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age when it hits the Nintendo Switch later this month, including some new bells and whistles just for the Switch version. However, the fine folks behind the series have even more news for fans. Dragon Quest 1-3 will also arrive on Switch later this month, on September 27 to be exact.

If you thought that you couldn’t get enough Dragon Quest on your Nintendo Switch, then you’ll soon have the option of playing both the original three Dragon Quest games on your Nintendo Switch, as well as the upcoming Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Both DQ11 and the original three games are set to arrive on the same day, which will keep Dragon Quest fans more than busy as they dive back into some of the best RPGs ever made.

Original Dragon Quest III Super Nintendo artwork
Fans can dive into Dragon Quest 1-3 when they hit the Switch later this month.

When we originally reviewed Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age back in August of 2018, our Reviews Editor, Blake Morse wrote, “Still, if you’re a fan of the JRPG genre, especially classics Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, or any of the original Dragon Quests I would heavily encourage you to check out Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. I spent some time with Ni No Kuni II earlier this year and I found it to be leap and bounds more engaging, enthralling, and yes, despite NNK2 having studio Ghibli animators working on it, more visually stunning. If you were only going to pick up one JRPG this year, this is the one to pick. I have not been this drawn into a game like this since I played Final Fantasy X and that says a lot. Now, if someone can just explain what exactly “Puff-Puff” is I’ll be all set!” Check out his full review for more of his thoughts.

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