The previously announced classic trilogy of Dragon Quest games are now available digitally for the Nintendo Switch, allowing fans new and old the chance to experience the first three titles in the franchise that began back in 1986. Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation can be purchased individually on the Nintendo eShop for varying prices, with Dragon Quest set at $4.99 USD, Dragon Quest II at $6.49 USD and Dragon Quest III at $12.49 USD.
Dragon Quest Game Designer Yuji Horii also had a few words to share with the fans regarding the classic trilogy’s re-release:
“Greetings to all who will rediscover the Erdrick Trilogy this week! This is Yuji Horri!
I’m very excited that the original Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation are available for modern consoles. Looking back, 1986 was the year the first Dragon Quest released in Japan, and I will never forget how special that year was for me. The entire development team had no idea what to expect, but it was extremely moving to see the franchise that was new and unknown grow into one with a passionate fan base. It was incredible seeing a huge line of fans waiting for purchase Dragon Quest III in stores!
Now that it’s already 2019, we’ve celebrated many milestones including the 20-year anniversary and the release of many Dragon Quest games. The development team have made numerous tweaks and improvements to optimize these hugely popular classics for the modern hardware generation, so that players can enjoy them on TV screens in exactly the same way that the original fans did with the Famicom release in 1986. But today, you’ll also be able to carry the games on the go!
Whether you’re a new player or returning to the series, this is where t he magic of Dragon Quest all began. I hope that the retro gameplay brings you a smile as you, the Hero, experience an epic journey. Thank you to all the Western fans who embraced our adventures, and in closing, I want to remind you that life is an RPG, so have fun!
Dragon Quest series Game Designer, Yuji Horii”