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Dragon Quest I, II, III coming to PlayStation 4

 

Square Enix announced today, during this year’s Dragon Quest Summer Festival, that Dragon Quest I, Dragon Quest II and Dragon Quest III will all be coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS later month.

However, the releases are currently only confirmed for Japan, with no word yet on if the three titles will be seeing an international release.

Dragon Quest I and Dragon Quest II are both due to released on August 10, for 600 and 850 yen respectively, whilst Dragon Quest III will release for 1,500 yen at some point later in the month.

In other Dragon Quest news, Square Enix have announced that Dragon Quest XI, the latest entry in the long-running franchise’s mainline series, will be launching internationally at some point in 2018, and will be translated into English and four other languages.

This news comes following the game’s recent and very well-received launch in Japan, which, at the time of writing, has surpassed more than 3 million units in physical shipments and digital sales across PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS.

 

Square Enix also revealed Dragon Quest Builders 2, which does not yet have a release date attached. The sequel to last year’s Dragon-Quest-meets-Minecraft will feature elements of gameplay not found in the original, such as the ability to swim, and the option to create waterfalls and angled surfaces.

The sequel will also be losing its PlayStation-exclusivity, as the company will be bringing it to both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

PlayStation Universe writer Garri Bagdasarov awarded the original Dragon Quest Builders a 9/10 in his review – ‘Taking a formula made by Minecraft and refining it in every way is what makes Dragon Quest Builders a fun and enjoyable experience through and through. The only thing holding it back is your own imagination.’