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The physical version of Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II, and Dragon Quest III will launch on October 24, Square Enix has announced.

Currently, the package has only been announced for Asia. All three games will still support English in addition to Chinese and Korean.

You can pre-order a physical copy on Play-Asia here.

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Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II, and Dragon Quest III are out on Switch starting today. To celebrate, series creator Yuji Horii has shared a new message with fans.

It reads in full:

The first three entries in the Dragon Quest series launch on Switch worldwide tomorrow. For a look at gameplay from each one, check out the footage below.

The first three Dragon Quest games for Switch are coming to North America and Europe, Square Enix has confirmed. They’ll all be available starting September 27.

These titles are expected to be digital-only in the west. However, in Asia, a physical version will be offered with English support. It can be imported from Play-Asia here.

Here’s the full announcement, including pricing:

During the Japanese version of this week’s Nintendo Direct, Square Enix revealed that the first three Dragon Quest games are coming to Switch this month. While there hasn’t been any news for the west, it looks like there will be an English option available.

Square Enix Asia has indicated that those same three Dragon Quest games will be distributed in Asia “as one packaged bundle.” English, Traditional Chinese, and Korean language options will be supported.

Square Enix Asia mentions that the release will be taking place sometime in 2019.

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Weekly Shonen Jump will have “surprising news” about Dragon Quest next month, the magazine has teased. Information will be published in the issue releasing June 10.

Square Enix has one upcoming Dragon Quest game in Dragon Quest XI S, so it could be related to that. Of course, it could also be something else entirely. We’ll just have to wait and see, but we should be finding out what’s being teased here soon.

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The first trailer for Dragon Quest: Your Story, the upcoming CG movie based on Dragon Quest V, is now available. View it below.

Dragon Quest: Your Story premieres in Japan on August 2.

Dragon Quest is no stranger to long localizations. It can take years for games to leave Japan after all. With Dragon Quest VII on 3DS for example, it took over three years for the RPG to reach North America and Europe.

Dragon Quest XI producer Yuu Miyake spoke about this with Game Informer. Due to the large amount of text in each game and creator Yuji Horii’s dedication to the translation, it can take quite some time for different entries in the series to appear around the world.

At Anime Boston a few days ago, VIZ Media announced that it will release Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition in the west. Pre-orders have now started to open. You can reserve it on either Amazon or Amazon Canada.

Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition, which is hardcover by the way, features over 500 illustrations from Dragon Quest to Dragon Quest Heroes II. It also comes with a fold-out poster of the series timeline. Over 200 pages are included inside.