Dragon Quest III for PS4 and 3DS Gets Japanese Release date and Screenshot Comparison

Japanese gamers will be able to enjoy Dragon Quest III on their PS4 and 3DS consoles on August 24th.

August 12, 2017

Square Enix opened an official site for the Dragon Quest re-releases on PS4 and 3DS in Japan, and we get some news about the launch of Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation, which is the only one still missing.

The game will launch on the Japanese PlayStation Store and on the Nintendo eShop on August 24th, costing 1,500 yen (about $14).

Alongside the announcement, we also get a screenshot comparison between the two versions of the game, which of course doesn’t exactly utilize the horsepower of the PS4. You can see the images in the gallery below, with the PS4 version first, followed by the 3DS version.

Dragon Quest III, originally developed by Chunsoft and published by Enix, hit the Japanese store shelves for the  Famicom in 1988, and took four years (until march 1992) to be released on the equivalent NES consoles in the United States.

As usual, the scenario is written by Yuji Horii, the character design is by Akira Toriyama, and the score is composed by Koichi Sugiyama.

The release was initially announced last week at the end of the Dragon Quest Summer Festival in Tokyo, and the first two games were launched earlier this week.

Just today we learned that the game’s distant successor Dragon Quest XI topped the Japanese PlayStation Store for the second week in a row with over three million shipments under its belt.

At the moment, while we’re getting Dragon Quest XI next year, there is no word on a localization of the re-releases of the first three games.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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