Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake’s Development “Progressing Quite Steadily,” Says Series Creator

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  • The Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii recently appeared in an interview with Famitsu and confirmed that the production of Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D remake is “progressing quite steadily.”
  • The dev refused to give a definite answer on the current shape of Dragon Quest 12: The Flames of Fate. He said there is not much he can say at the current juncture.
  • Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D remake was initially revealed in May 2021 during Dragon Quest’s 35th anniversary livestream alongside the Dragon Quest 12 entry. 
  • Dragon Quest 12 is being developed in Unreal Engine 5 and is directed by Takeshi Uchikawa. We may hear more details about both titles in the near future from Square Enix as the development progresses.

The Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii recently appeared in an interview with Famitsu at World Cosplay Summit 2023 in Nagoya in early August (translated via Gematsu) and confirmed that the production of Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D remake is “progressing quite steadily.

Unfortunately, the dev declined to give a concrete answer on the current state of Dragon Quest 12: The Flames of Fate. Overall, the new update has helped to finally appease the fans who have been waiting to hear more about the entry. 

Dragon Quest III in HD-2D is progressing quite steadily. As for Dragon Quest XII, there’s still not much I can say,” said the series creator Yuji Horii.


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The details regarding the exhilarating Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D remake have stayed well hidden ever since it was revealed a few years ago. December 2022 was the last time we heard something about the title when the series creator claimed that news was potentially coming soon —which did not happen.

Things have finally shifted a little, and we have an update on the development of the remake. It was initially announced in May 2021 during Dragon Quest’s 35th anniversary livestream alongside the Dragon Quest 12 entry. 

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The Dragon Quest 12 is being brewed right in Unreal Engine 5 and is directed by Takeshi Uchikawa. We may hear more details in the near future from Square Enix as both the remake and the Dragon Quest 12 title spend more time in development.

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