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Dragon Quest III: HD-2D Remake

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You got Octopath Traveller in my Dragon Quest!

Revealed during the Dragon Quest stream a few hours ago. Uses the same engine as Octopath Traveller.

No release date yet, although it will be a simultaneous worldwide release. No word on what platforms it'll release on either. (Just a mention of "Home consoles", whatever that means...)

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Masaaki Hayasaka:
Up to now, I’ve worked on various games such as Octopath Traveler and Various Daylife.
The HD-2D style we’re using combines pixel art with 3D effects to produce a sense of depth and atmosphere like nothing else.
Our hope is that by recreating Dragon Quest III in this HD-2D style, everyone will have the change to experience the game through fresh eyes, from adults who played the original back when it was first released, to little kids picking it up for the first time.
We’re aiming for a simultaneous worldwide release on home consoles. The release date hasn’t been decided yet, but when it is, you’ll be the first to know!

Well excited for this! III is one of the DQ games I've not played yet and I won't have to do so with an ugly mobile port!

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Sweet. I dropped off DQIII when I played it on the Switch. This gives me an excuse to give it another go.

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1 minute ago, Hero-of-Time said:

Sweet. I dropped off DQIII when I played it on the Switch. This gives me an excuse to give it another go.

I'm glad you went for a XII thread first!

I was terrified that you were making a thread at the same time as me there!

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This looks great! I think a concern when transitioning anything to a new look like this is that some of the original charm is gone, but it all seems intact. I love the look of the battles in particular. 

Can't help but wonder if we might see something similar for next year's Final Fantasy anniversary...

44 minutes ago, Glen-i said:

III is one of the DQ games I've not played yet and I won't have to do so with an ugly mobile port!

Honestly, I feel like that's why I've been dragging my heels on playing the port of the original DQ, it looks horrible. All part of Square Enix's plan to drum up hype for eventual HD-2D remakes I guess :p

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4 minutes ago, Julius said:

I love the look of the battles in particular. 

You can say that again!

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That's borderline pornographic!

This needs to sell well so that FF VI gets the same treatment. I don't think I could handle that if it happened!

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Cool, cool, cool.

Still haven't finished DQII and most likely won't for a while as I sold my Switch, but I'll find a way.

The battles remind me of Golden Sun!

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26 minutes ago, Glen-i said:

This needs to sell well so that FF VI gets the same treatment. I don't think I could handle that if it happened!

I don't mean to put pressure on Team Asano, but...just do it for all of the 2D FF's :p and Chrono Trigger! HD-2D Frog, are you kidding me?! 

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1 minute ago, Julius said:

HD-2D Frog, are you kidding me?! 

No, stop!

My heart can't take the awesome!

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So turns out Horii straight up said during the stream that they might get to Dragon Quest I and II remakes after this :laughing:

The whistle is hilarious. Horii gone rogue! 

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13 minutes ago, Julius said:

So turns out Horii straight up said during the stream that they might get to Dragon Quest I and II remakes after this :laughing:

The whistle is hilarious. Horii gone rogue! 

OK, wow. Is this stream's entire point to say "We heard about this dude in England called Glen and he hasn't played some DQ games, but really wants to, so we're gonna release them in a way he would love"?

Because this is actually creepy at this point!

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Gotta be honest: I'm really happy with this. DQ is a series that gets consistently updated and remade with each re-release. The latest version of DQIII was the mobile version, which was then ported to other systems, and that version looked... too imperfect. I feared that's what the OG trilogy would look like for the foreseeable future.

But now this! It looks amazing! Gorgeous! This will now be the definitive version of DQ3, and I'm all for it! :yay:

(Also, let's pray for orchestrated music)

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Absolutely wonderful art style. Very, very interested in this. It really captures the 16-bit vibe well. 

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11 hours ago, Julius said:

The whistle is hilarious. Horii gone rogue! 

Horri has a history of leaking stuff like that, hence the whistle. :laughing:

Wish I wrote down my predictions, as this was one of them. Now no one will believe me. I was half expecting it to be in the XI engine.

I'm actually kind of mixed on the art style, apart from the battles which look great.

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