Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake set to arrive years after announcement, fans can't keep calm

A realease date is yet to be shared

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Dragon Quest 3 remake

A few hours ago, on May 27, 2024, the official X (formerly Twitter) handle of Dragon Quest confirmed the release of Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake.

The post read, The legend of Erdrick draws near, with a 20-second video titled The legacy begins. At the bottom, there was a list of supported platforms for the soon-to-be-released game, which included Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and Windows.

The post, however, failed to mention the release date or share other details, leading to some confusion. Many were left wondering whether this was the Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake that was previously announced or a teaser for the remake of the entire trilogy. Because the logo at the top-left corner simply reads Dragon Quest!

For the unversed, Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake was announced three years ago, in May’21. Square Enix, at the time, had said,

In this latest visual iteration of DRAGON QUEST III, long-time fans and newcomers will be invited to experience this HD-2D version of DRAGON QUEST III that provides a unique three-dimensional feel by adding 3D effects to pixel-based backgrounds. DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake is planned for release on console.

It now seems like the developers have scrapped their console-only plans and are releasing the title across all popular platforms.

Forums are buzzing with activity

Ever since the news of the Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake broke, players have turned to forums to share their excitement and look for any updates. Sadly, there are none as of now!

Here’s what a few wrote,

Oh my god I can’t even handle it!!!!!

WOOHOOOOO I’m so happy!!!

I didn’t even know this was happening, I love Dragon Quest, so now I’m excited.

We hope to get more updates soon from Square Enix regarding the Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake‘s release date. But at the moment, there’s excitement about the fact that it will be available across devices!

It will also be interesting to see whether the developers opt for a digital-only release, as the market for digital titles has expanded exponentially in the last few years.

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