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First three Dragon Quest games coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan

Published by Jack Taylor     August 6, 2017     12:05 UTC

Square Enix will release the first three mainline Dragon Quest games on Nintendo 3DS this month, marking the first time all 11 mainline Dragon Quest games are playable on one system.

Following the Japanese release of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 at the end of last month, Square Enix is continuing the love for the series by announcing its first three games as digital downloads on the two platforms.

The games are:

  • Dragon Quest - 10 August, 600 yen (£4.15)
  • Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line - 10 August, 850 yen (£5.90)
  • Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation - TBD August, 1500 yen (£10.40)

It's unclear if Nintendo 3DS will receive Virtual Console versons of the Famicom or Super Famicom releases, or if - like the first Final Fantasy game - enhanced ports will be released as new digital titles.

The first Dragon Quest game has been available in Japan since 29 July, but only to Dragon Quest XI owners, who are able to download the original for free after beating the newest entry and entering a certain spell (via Gematsu).

These latest releases mean that, by the end of the month, all mainline Dragon Quest games will be playable on Nintendo 3DS: the first three via download; 4, 5, 6, and 9 on Nintendo DS; and 7, 8, 10, and 11 on Nintendo 3DS.

Source: Gematsu