Dragon Quest 1-3 Coming Alongside Dragon Quest 11 For Nintendo Switch

But be aware, these appear to be mobile ports.

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Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age is coming to Nintendo Switch later this month with an enhanced port that packs some new bells and whistles including an optional retro visual style. But if you want to go even more old-school than that, Square Enix has announced that the same day will bring the original three Dragon Quest games for sale on the Nintendo Eshop as well.

The company announced that all three games will be available on September 27, the same day as DQ11. The Eshop also lists all three games for sale now: Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest 2: Luminaries of the Legendary Line, and Dragon Quest 3: The Seeds of Salvation. They're priced at $5, $6.50, and $12.50, respectively.

However, you should know that these don't appear to be direct ports of the original NES classics. Instead, the screenshots and text style look similar to the mobile ports put out on iOS and Android.

Dragon Quest 11 for Switch, meanwhile, pays homage to the classics with an optional 16-bit graphical style, along with the ability to switch between a midi or orchestrated soundtrack, and the option of English or Japanese voices. You can play a lengthy demo now, and progress will transfer into the full game when it launches. The original release of the game received a 9/10 in GameSpot's Dragon Quest 11 review.

"Innovation in games is talked about a lot, but it's also great to see traditional gameplay formulas that have been around for decades presented exceptionally well," wrote Heidi Kemps. "Dragon Quest XI is one of the best modern examples of this; its beautiful presentation, both visual- and story-wise, combines with a tried-and-true gameplay formula for a journey that’s full of heart and soul. Once you find yourself sucked into the world of Dragon Quest XI, it's going to be hard to put down until you reach the grand finale."

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Well, it looks like I'll have to go with Playasia if I want a physical copy of DQ1, 2, & 3, (only way I'd get this). Never dealt with Playasia, but this might be my 1st time.

I wish more retailers would carry it physically, though, like Best Buy, then I'd pre-order it today.

Otherwise, I'll have to slap in my (GBC) versions I have in my Gameboy Player.

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Heads up, playasia has a physical version with english subtitles that includes all 3 for 40 bucks. Rather go with that, ill gladly pay the extra 20 bucks for a physical copy.

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Avoid this game like plague! Even if you are a fan of JRPGS. The musics are straight from the early 90s nintendo games. Sound effects are even worse, 8 bit effects all around. And the voice acting is laughable at best. It could be a great game, if it didnt make your ears bleed.

DQ8 for ps2 blows this out of water in every possible way.

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@everson_rm: so these arent ports of the DS remakes?

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@everson_rm: already got 11 and its a top notch game.

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ahhhhh! freakin nintendo taking all the good jrpgs as exclusives

please put these on pc please i pray to the gaming gods

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@shadowwarrior4: Well you can play Dragon Quest XI natively on pc! It won't have the extra modes of this definitive edition (unless Square decides to port it at a later time). For Dragon Quest 1, 2 and 3 you can either wait for the eventual Steam release or buy it on the Play Store then use an Android emulator to get it running on pc pretty easily. The Play Store pretty much has most of the mainline Dragon Quest games as well, so you'll be getting more than just the trilogy!

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@srkelley85: i already have DQ 11 on ps4 im stuck on that one boss with the sword in the town where they have that manly muscle contest he keeps one shoting me i

as for dq 1 2 and 3 ill wait for the steam ports i hate mobile games

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Are the ios/android versions inferior to the console versions? If this is a Persona 3 FES to Persona 3 Portable scenario then I would rather just fork out $50+ each to get copies of them games for their original console.

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If that's the case then I'll just stick with playing DQ 3-6 on my SNES classic.

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