Dragon Quest 3 HD Remake revealed, will release worldwide simultaneously

Dragon Quest 3 is getting an HD remake in the Octopath Traveler engine.


During the Dragon Quest 35th anniversary, Square Enix revealed what was next for the JRPG series. This upcoming slate includes an HD remake of Dragon Quest 3, one of the original games in the series. What’s more, they confirmed that Dragon quest 3 HD Remake will receive a simultaneous worldwide release.

Dragon Quest 3 HD Remake was announced during the 35th Anniversary broadcast with a new trailer. We see the locations from the classic JRPG recreated in HD 2D. The game bears a striking resemblance to the art style and presentation of Octopath Traveler. This is because the game is using the same engine, and is being led by the same developer that took the reins on Octopath’s development.

In the trailer, we get a look at the monsters and characters that will be featured in Dragon Quest 3, that includes the original Hero, as well as his party of travelers. When explaining why the team decided to remake Dragon Quest 3 instead of 1 or 2, Yuji Hori explained that 3 is typically the highest regarded game in the series.

Unfortunately, no release window is given for Dragon Quest 3 HD Remake. There were also no platforms shared, but it’s a safe bet that the game will at least be on Switch. The 35th Anniversary broadcast concluded with the reveal of Dragon Quest 12: The Flames of Fate.

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    May 26, 2021 9:01 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Dragon Quest 3 HD Remake revealed, will release worldwide simultaneously

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      May 26, 2021 10:57 PM

      I still want a remastered Dragon Quest 8. But dang remake all the Dragon Quest games!

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      May 26, 2021 11:09 PM

      OMG!!!!!!!!!! This looks freaking insane!!!!!!!!!!! Day one for Me, I love OCTOPATH TRAVELER so this is going to be My jam for sure, the style and look is incredible!!!

      The should do this to all the good SNES RPGs like now!

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      May 26, 2021 11:20 PM

      hell yes. Dragon Quest III is so good and has held up wonderfully.. I can't wait to play this super sexy as fuck version

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      May 26, 2021 11:29 PM

      Awesome; it's one of my favorites in the series. I replayed the SNES remake just a few months ago and still loved it.

      Hopefully Yuji Hori's comments about remaking 1&2 also come to pass.

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      May 27, 2021 4:17 AM

      Looks great. I love that they are using Octopath Traveler's game engine.

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