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The first three classic Dragon Quest games are coming to Nintendo Switch

Square Enix announced Monday morning that Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest 2, and Dragon Quest 3 are coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 27.

The three classics will only be available as digital downloads on the eShop. Dragon Quest will retail for $4.99, Dragon Quest 2: Luminaries of the Legendary Line for $6.49, and Dragon Quest 3: The Seeds of Salvation for $12.49.

Released in 1986, the Dragon Quest series quickly became a benchmark RPG in the industry, gaining a large and passionate fanbase worldwide. Square Enix says that the modern collection of the classic titles will feature “simple and intuitive controls that mimic retro gameplay, paying homage to where the legacy began.”

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Unfortunately, there’s not a trailer of the classic games running on Switch yet. As soon as Square Enix publishes one, we’ll be sure to share it!

In the meantime, here’s more on the games’ story from Square:

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.  Dragon Quest 2: Luminaries of the Legendary Line takes place a century later, where the young prince of Midenhall embarks on a journey to find the other two descendants of Erdrick in order to defeat the nefarious Hargon. The third and final title in the Erdrick trilogy,  Dragon Quest 3: The Seeds of Salvation, takes players through the land of Aliahan, where a young hero has been charged with an impossible task of slaying Baramos, the master of darkness.