Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland Retro, a port of the 1999 Game Boy Color title, will launch on Switch next week. Announced by Square Enix at Tokyo Game Show 2019, the game will join the original Dragon Quest trilogy’s Switch ports as part of the pre-launch celebration for the upcoming Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition. Square Enix has not indicated whether or not the game will be available on other region’s eShops, but the Japanese launch comes on September 17 and will cost 1500 yen.
This is mostly a quick-and-dirty port that will leave the original title intact, but there are a few fun features that come with the Switch version. Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland Retro players can swap between color and monochrome graphics, and the game takes advantage of the Switch’s widescreen to display a miniature map and some stats.
Hopefully, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland Retro will land in North America and other territories, but those who are really craving some old school Dragon Quest can access the game through the Japanese eShop starting next week. Regardless, this port is a cool way to celebrate Dragon Quest XI S, which some correctly remember as the first Switch title ever even announced, finally coming out.