Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake

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Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is a full remake of Dragon Quest III. It was originally announced as part of the 35th series anniversary celebration on May 27, 2021.

Unlike previous remakes of Dragon Quest III, the HD-2D remake offers a modernized vision of the original title with additional scenarios, voice acting, new vocations, and modern Dragon Quest series features such as battle tactics or faster battle settings. The graphics are completely redone in the "HD-2D" style popularized by previous Square Enix published games such as Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy.


Among the most notable changes between this remake:

  • New scenarios supervised by Yuji Horii.
  • Re-imagined locations and HD-quality sprites.
  • Orchestral soundtrack.
  • Fully animated monsters.
  • New vocation: Monster Master.
  • New spells, such as Moreheal and Zin.
  • Spell power now grows with the wisdom stat instead of being fixed to a static range.
  • The inclusion of skills for melee vocations, such as Double-Edged Slash, Mercurial Thrust, Pressure Pointer, and Cop Out [1]. The battle menu lists lists Spells and Abilities separately.
  • The inclusion of additional monsters, such as the frostburn and a new variant of it.
  • Weapon changes are visible in battle.
  • Battle tactics, available for the first time in Dragon Quest III.
  • Faster battle settings, as seen in recent Dragon Quest titles like in the Nintendo 3DS release of DQVIII or in the international releases of DQXI.
  • Three modes of difficulty: Dracky Quest (Easy), Dragon Quest (Normal), and Draconian Quest (Hard).
  • Increased language support: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, European Spanish, and Latin American Spanish.
    • Dragon Quest III had not yet been translated into most of these languages prior to this remake.
  • Voice acting support: English and Japanese.



  1. Weekly Shonen Jump issue 32, 2024