Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line and Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation will be available to buy individually from the Nintendo eShop from September 27.
Square Enix says: “The iconic Erdrick trilogy begins in the acclaimed Dragon Quest where players begin their voyage as the Hero, a descendent of the valiant hero Erdrick in an epic journey through the historic realm of Alefgard.
“These three classic titles feature simple and intuitive controls that mimic retro gameplay, paying homage to where the legacy began.”
The games will launch on the same day as Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of An Elusive Age – Definitive Edition hits Nintendo’s console. It’s an enhanced port of the RPG originally released for PS4 and 3DS in 2017, and for PC last year.
According to its eShop listing, “Definitive Edition comes with an array of new features such as the ability to swap between HD and retro-inspired 16-bit visuals, side-quests that see you journeying to past Dragon Quest worlds, a new orchestral soundtrack, additional character-specific stories and more”.
Having launched in 1986, Dragon Quest had sold over 76 million units worldwide as of November 2018, according to Square Enix.