Plus an Octopath Traveler-like remake of 3, an offline DQ10, and more.
Dragon Quest kind of celebrated its 35th anniversary in the wee hours of the morning with a livestream from Japan heralding the announcement of a number of new additions and spin-offs for the popular RPG series.
At the top was Dragon Quest 12, the first mainline entry since 2017. Not much was shown other than a short trailer that revealed a logo – though that logo revealed a turn to dark fantasy and the series creator was dubbed Dragon Quest ‘for adults’. It is preparing for a simultaneous worldwide release – which would be a first for a mainline entry – although the timing has not yet been announced while no platforms have been announced.
Elsewhere, a remake of Dragon Quest 3 has been announced that will take over the 2D / 3D stylings from Octopath Traveler – and will be launched by Octopath Traveler producer Masaaki Hayasaka. Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D, as it is currently called a bit clumsily, has again no release date or confirmed platforms, although it is also intended for a worldwide simultaneous release and we were able to see it in action.
There was more in the form of Dragon Quest Treasures – again slated for global release – a spin-off starring Erik and Mia from Dragon Quest 11 as well as an offline version of MMO Dragon Quest 10, currently only available in Japan is.
In short, there’s a lot of Dragon Quest on the horizon.