Dragon Quest, a game which has defined RPG gaming for many decades is a name almost all of us can relate to. The most popular instalment in the Dragon Quest series. Dragon Quest III is all set to get another remake. Square Enix recently announced a remake of Dragon Quest III during the 35th Anniversary.
The 1988 Role Playing game is set to be remastered in an HD-2D remake. The fans have been going gaga over the news all over the world. The developers have not given a fixed date for the release but that ain’t stopping fans from being excited. Let us relive certain aspects of the epic game which has become a sensation.
In 1986, Square Enix launched what would go on to be one of the most prominent Role Playing Games of all time. The Japanese RPG went on to become the definitive RPG Console game. Yuji Hori, the creator of the series envisioned a world which would be saved by a hero along with his/her team.
The game was originally developed for Famicom and later for Nintendo. Gradually, there were more versions for various platforms with its increasing popularity. The gameplay involves text-based and turn-wise adventure RPG, which was moreover introduced by the game itself.
Though it is one of the most renowned RPG games today, it didn’t have the best of starts. Initially, Dragon Quest was launched in the US 3 years after its Japan debut in 1989. Since Enix hadn’t patented the name, it was launched by the name of Dragon Warrior and remained to go by that name till much of 2002.
Dragon Quest has been an all-time for Japan since the late 90’s. The same would be true for the Americas by the onset of the 21st century. Due to its massive success, there have been subsequent sequels to the game along with a number of spin-offs. At present we have 11 direct sequels and several cross-platform sequels. One of the most successful of its sequels has been Dragon Quest III.
The third instalment in the Dragon Quest Series was first released in 1989. In Japan it was released by the name Dragon Quest III while it was released in the US by the name Dragon Warrior III. Both Dragon Quest III and Dragon Warrior III were very well received by fans.
Dragon Quest III is set a long time before the original game series in a different world altogether. The protagonist travels the world in order to ultimately defeat Baramos post accomplishing several objectives. It is chronologically the first game in the Dragon Quest trilogy and is part of the same story. The game’s actual villain is Zoma, Baramos’ master who the hero is destined to defeat. The gameplay is the same as what the traditional Dragon Quest had to offer with a few tweaks. The text based narrative would remind Millennials of the Gameboy Pokémon adventures.
The gripping story line and smooth flow of the game made it win several accolades including several Game of the year awards. The ratings for Dragon Quest III have been on an all-time high at 38/40, still waiting to be beaten. The additions made it an instant success in the North Americas along with the Manga series adding to its popularity.
There have been several versions of this classic. The first one dates back to 1996 which featured on Super Famicom platforms which was followed by Gameboy Colour version for both Japan and the US. The Gameboy Colour version for Japan was release a year before the US in 2000. Further, it was released on Nintendo Wii to mark the 25th anniversary of the game. The game has also been released on Android and IOS along with Nintendo Switch consoles.
Recently the trailer for the same was released and it was simply beautiful. The trailer opens with the typical 1988 opening fading into the 1996 version with the latest graphics slowly blending in. The developers have taken this route rather intentionally so that the transition and the advancement can be compared. The trailer shows glimpses of the Octopath Traveller Engine off which, the game is based. All in all the latest trailer looks amazing and promises much more than most of its predecessors.
Though there has been no official news, but the game can be available on all consoles ranging from XBOX, Play Station, Nintendo, etc. There might be a possibility that it would be a specific console exclusive. The developers have managed to keep this a secret from all of the internet. One thing which would make fans glad would be the fact that Dragon Quest III remake would have a single global release date. This would be unlike the usual time gap between local and international releases, getting fans more excited. Dragon Quest III remake may be almost a few months away but the leaks and trailers have made fans anticipate it more each day. Square Enix would be in for a show when they release the date for this much awaited remake. How excited are you for this remastered Role Playing Game Classic?