Dragon Quest

The ongoing retro Dragon Quest Switch port rush is showing no signs of slowing down. Early this morning, the recently unveiled Switch versions of the original Dragon Quest trilogy were confirmed for a Western release, meaning that old school RPG fans will not have to jump through any hoops to experience the games in English. Each title will be available on Sept. 27. Dragon Quest will cost $4.99, its sequel will run $6.49, and the third title in the series weighs in at $12.49.

This news follows last week’s reveal that the Japanese Switch eShop will soon see a port of the series’ Game Boy Color entry, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland Retro. While that is yet to be confirmed for a Western release, the original trilogy making it over is an encouraging sign.

The rush in ports from the series is part of a celebration of the upcoming Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition (say that three times fast). It is also consistent with Square Enix’s goal to provide their entire retro library digitally. Regardless of the motivation behind these ports, it is very exciting to see them make it to the West, and hopefully more of these role-playing classic will follow suit in the near future.

Andrew Rockett
Reviews Editor at Nintendo Enthusiast. I am a major fan of all consoles and eras. Follow me on Twitter @habitablestorm3 to watch me tweet about the many old games I love to spend time with.

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