Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake : What We Know

ALMOST 30 YEARS after its release, Dragon Quest 3 is still considered an uggo by modern standards, even though it is a confirmed classic in the gaming canon. While the game is unquestionably delightful, some players may find it difficult to even give it a cursory glance due to its age.

The Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake gives the classic RPG a significant facelift, and it was revealed in May 2021 as part of the franchise's 35th-anniversary celebrations in Japan.

But we don't know much more than that at this point. Listed below is every piece of information we currently have on Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake.

About Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is a Square Enix project that uses the same visual style as Octopath Traveler to recreate the classic Dragon Quest III adventure.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake

Even more specifically, Square Enix has already stated that the Octopath Traveler team, led by Tomoya Asano, will be a part of the team responsible for making this remake.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake Release Date

The release date for Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake has been kept unusually ambiguous by Square Enix. The exact date of its release is unknown, but we do know that it will be available in all regions of the world.

This means that it will be released on the same day all over the world. A year after their initial release in Japan, Dragon Quest titles are usually released in Western countries a year after their initial release in Japan. There will be no such delay.

If Square Enix had launched it in 2021, you'd expect it to be available by now, but with the year 2022 already upon us, who knows?

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake Trailer

In the clip, we can see past attempts at Dragon Quest 3, dating back to the game's original 1988 release. After that, it carries on to the SNES remake from 1996.

Finally, the film cuts to the most recent attempt at rebuilding the game, Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake, which is shown in the background. We can clearly perceive the aggressive visual difference between Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake and its predecessors in the screenshots.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake is a remake of a popular video game. Most of the previous versions' bird's eye view camera has been abandoned in favor of a 2.5D view reminiscent of Octopath Traveller's perspective. When traversing between dungeons, it appears to remain in the same location.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake

The characters and foes in Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake have retained their pixel art appearance but the animations they use have been updated. Between now and then, the environments have been completely reworked and are now entirely 3D.

These visual choices bring the game more in line with recent Square Enix titles such as Octopath Traveler and Project Triangle Strategy, which are both available on the PlayStation 4.

Platform Support

The specific consoles on which the game will be made accessible are currently unknown at this time. It might be any or all of them, including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch, or it could be just a few of them.

Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake

Despite the fact that Square Enix has simply stated that Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D will “have a global release on home consoles,” this implies that it will be available on at least two different system manufacturers.

If not all of them, it's most likely simply the PlayStation systems and the Nintendo Switch, given the franchise's long relationship with the platforms and the Switch.

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