With Mario, Sonic and Zelda gearing up for their big days, it's only fair that the most popular RPG series in Japan gets a birthday of its own. Dragon Quest is set to celebrate its 25th birthday in style with a compilation of the first three games from the series in a Nintendo Wii collection.
While the series is more of a Japanese past time, Dragon Quest has slowly been making its way onto European consoles since the arrival of the PS2 adventure Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.
Soon after, Square Enix began to introduce remakes of the fourth, fifth and (soon) sixth games onto the Nintendo DS, finally allowing PAL gamers to catch up on the series. With these games entering many RPG gamers collections, it has left only Dragon Quest 1, 2, 3 and 7 to be localised to complete the set.
Square Enix has now confirmed that the first three games in the series will be bundled up into a compilation disc, set to be released on the Nintendo Wii come September this year. The compilation will feature Dragon Quest (Famicom), Dragon Quest 2 (Famicom), Dragon Quest 3 (Famicom), Dragon Quest 1&2 (Super Famicom) and Dragon Quest 3 (Super Famicom) intact, in their original forms.
The announcement is for the Japanese version, however our hopes are set high that we will finally be able to get our hands on the original trilogy for the first time in Europe. But should you find yourself desiring a bash on these titles early, remakes of the first three games made their way onto the Nintendo Game Boy Color in America. Be prepared to dip into your pockets though.
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