Dragon Quest 3 Remake Apparently Still Available Despite Square Enix’s Claims to Leave HD Games Greenlit


    The Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D remake is coming soon with a recently released teaser from Square Enix. This comes unexpectedly as the company made notable losses earlier this year and shifted to a more selective approach to HD game remakes.

    While the trailer doesn’t strictly mention Dragon Quest 3 specifically, we do get to see the Dragon Quest logo, along with the lines “the legacy begins” and “Erdrick’s legacy draws near.” Erdrick, an honorary title, first appears in the original release of Dragon Quest 3 in 1988. Additionally, the first three games in the series are also known as the “Erdrick Trilogy.” This could also mean that remakes of the first three games may be underway, although the only remake that was announced before was Dragon Quest 3 (in 2021). The timing to release a new Dragon Quest trailer is not unusual, as May 17 marks Dragon Quest Day in Japan.

    We can expect to get a clearer look at what Square Enix is ​​planning with this in the coming months. If it really is Dragon Quest 3, then we can expect the game to resemble Octopath Traveler, another very popular series from Square Enix. The new trailer also highlighted the platforms the remake will arrive on (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC).

    The preview of this potential Dragon Quest remake comes after Square Enix announced in March of this year that it had suffered “content abandonment losses” amounting to approximately 22.1 billion yen ($140 million) in a report. As a result, they were reviewing their approach to developing HD games. The Dragon Quest 3 remake was announced back in 2021 and after that, there was no news about the title. With this trailer, it seems that Square Enix has focused on allocating resources to the Dragon Quest remake instead of other HD titles for now.

    For more information on Dragon Quest, check out All Dragon Quest Games in Release Order in Pro Gaming Guides.

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