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Square Enix has nailed down a release date for Dragon Quest III on 3DS. In Japan, the classic RPG will launch on August 24.

The first Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest II previously arrived yesterday. The two games are priced at 600 yen and 850 yen respectively. For Dragon Quest III, Square Enix is upping the price to 1,500 yen.

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Nintendo has offered up the first screenshots of Dragon Quest I, II, and III, which were announced for Japan this past weekend. Find the images below.

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Square Enix has announced plans to bring the first three Dragon Quest games to 3DS in Japan this month.

Dragon Quest I and Dragon Quest II will get things started next week – specifically August 10. Dragon Quest III will follow towards the end of the month.

Pricing for the three titles are set at 600 yen, 850 yen, and 1,500 yen respectively.

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Here’s something a little interesting about the development of Dragon Quest XI. During its early days, Square Enix tried making a part of Dragon Quest III using Unreal Engine 4.

The vertical slice was the area where you find the castle town Aliahan. It wasn’t recreated entirely, but the team was able to take a serious look at the classic NES RPG while working on Dragon Quest XI.

According to director Takeshi Uchikawa, the team was able to more easily understand the likeness of Dragon Quest. It let the developers see conversations and the people of Dragon Quest III.

We may get a look at the Unreal Engine 4 version of Dragon Quest III one day. Producer Yosuke Saito hopes to have an opportunity to show it in the future.

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