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** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]] or 3DS (they even got ''I'' for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally'' coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.

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** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]] or 3DS (they even got ''I'' for free up completing ''XI'') are were finally, ''finally'' coming released on the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be is available for on dedicated game systems in North America and Europe since the GBC colors Game Boy Color releases in 2001.


** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4]] or 3DS (they even got ''I'' for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally'' coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.

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** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4]] [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 PS4]] or 3DS (they even got ''I'' for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally'' coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.


** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed on the PS4 or 3DS (they even got ''I'' for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally'' coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.

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** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed on the PS4 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation4]] or 3DS (they even got ''I'' for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally'' coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.


** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed (they even got I for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally'' coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.

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** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed on the PS4 or 3DS (they even got I ''I'' for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally'' coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.



** Nintendo not only published ''XI S'' on the switch, but bankrolled some of the new features including the previously 3DS-exclusive content as well as new story content, orchestral music, and Japanese voice acting in order to jsutify anybody double-dipping.

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** Nintendo not only published ''XI S'' on the switch, Switch, but bankrolled some of the new features including the previously 3DS-exclusive content as well as the 2D mode, new story content, orchestral music, and Japanese voice acting in order to jsutify justify anybody double-dipping.


** In modern times, the VII and VIII remakes on the 3DS took ''3 years'' to release, thanks only to the publishing efforts of Nintendo.
** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed (they even got I for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally''coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.

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** In modern times, the VII and VIII remakes on the 3DS took ''3 years'' to release, thanks only to the publishing efforts of Nintendo.
Nintendo. Also ''XI S'' on the Switch is only happening thanks to Nintendo's support. It seems like Nintendo cares more about the series than Square Enix does.
** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed (they even got I for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally''coming ''finally'' coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.


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** Nintendo not only published ''XI S'' on the switch, but bankrolled some of the new features including the previously 3DS-exclusive content as well as new story content, orchestral music, and Japanese voice acting in order to jsutify anybody double-dipping.


* NetworkToTheRescue: As detailed below, Dragon Quest has had a history of shaky publishing in the West. After the DS Remakes for ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV IV]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestV V]]'' flopped in sales, Square was reluctant to release anymore of the titles in the West. Nintendo ended up stepping in to distribute ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestIX IX]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVI VI]]'', with again the two games underwhelming. Years later, the 3DS remakes for ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVII VII]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII VIII]]'' come out and Square once again refused to publish the game outside of Japan. Nintendo once more stepped in to publish both games, even localizing the games themselves.

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** In mid 2019, to coincide with the release of ''Dragon Quest XI S'' on the Switch, the ports of ''I'', ''II'', and ''III'' that Japan enjoyed (they even got I for free up completing ''XI'') are finally, ''finally''coming the Switch. This is the first time the original trilogy will be available for dedicated game systems since the GBC colors releases in 2001.
* NetworkToTheRescue: As detailed below, Dragon Quest has had a history of shaky publishing in the West. After the DS Remakes for ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestIV IV]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestV V]]'' flopped in sales, Square was reluctant to release anymore of the titles in the West. Nintendo ended up stepping in to distribute distribute. ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestIX IX]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVI VI]]'', with again the two games underwhelming. Years later, the 3DS remakes for ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVII VII]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII VIII]]'' come out and Square once again refused to publish the game outside of Japan. Nintendo once more stepped in to publish both games, even localizing the games themselves.

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** Then there are the ''Arcade'' games, numbering three, that Square-Enix released under a partnership with Marvelous AQL. So far the third game, ''Scan Battlers'', is available outside of Japan at certain arcades, notably Aeon Molly Fantasy outlets. Whether they'd become available in more countries however remains to be seen - which is kinda sad since the English localization Was rather well done and apparently they got Side UK as their talent agency.

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** Then there are the ''Arcade'' games, numbering three, games that Square-Enix released under a partnership with Marvelous AQL. So far the third game, ''Scan Battlers'', ''Monster Battle Scanner'' is available outside of Japan at certain arcades, notably Aeon Molly Fantasy outlets. Whether they'd become available in more countries however remains to be seen - which is kinda sad since the English localization Was rather well done and apparently they got Side UK as their talent agency.


** Then there are the ''Arcade'' games, numbering three, that Square-Enix released under a partnership with Marvelous AQL. So far the third game, ''Scan Battlers'', is available outside of Japan at certain arcades, notably Aeon Molly Fantasy outlets. Whether they'd become available in more countries however remains to be seen - which is kinda sad since the English dubbing was quite good and apparently they got Side.UK as their talent agency.

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** Then there are the ''Arcade'' games, numbering three, that Square-Enix released under a partnership with Marvelous AQL. So far the third game, ''Scan Battlers'', is available outside of Japan at certain arcades, notably Aeon Molly Fantasy outlets. Whether they'd become available in more countries however remains to be seen - which is kinda sad since the English dubbing was quite good localization Was rather well done and apparently they got Side.Side UK as their talent agency.


** Then there are the ''Arcade'' games, numbering three, that Square-Enix, on a partnership with Creator/{{Marvellous}}, released.

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** Then there are the ''Arcade'' games, numbering three, that Square-Enix, on Square-Enix released under a partnership with Creator/{{Marvellous}}, released.Marvelous AQL. So far the third game, ''Scan Battlers'', is available outside of Japan at certain arcades, notably Aeon Molly Fantasy outlets. Whether they'd become available in more countries however remains to be seen - which is kinda sad since the English dubbing was quite good and apparently they got Side.UK as their talent agency.

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** Then there are the ''Arcade'' games, numbering three, that Square-Enix, on a partnership with Creator/{{Marvellous}}, released.


** In modern times, the VII and VIII remakes on the 3DS took ''3 years'' to release, thanks only to the publishing efforts of Nintendo. And ''XI'' on the switch is allegedly coming, but will arrive 'much later'. But in the case of ''XI'', at least the Switch port is taking a while to release in Japan as well, and not just a case of Squareenix not wanting to bother, like with ''VII'' and ''VIII''.

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** In modern times, the VII and VIII remakes on the 3DS took ''3 years'' to release, thanks only to the publishing efforts of Nintendo. And ''XI'' on the switch is allegedly coming, but will arrive 'much later'. But in the case of ''XI'', at least the Switch port is taking a while to release in Japan as well, and not just a case of Squareenix not wanting to bother, like with ''VII'' and ''VIII''.



** While the release of ''XI'' was met with great happiness from the fanbase, the news that the 3DS version will NOT be localized caused a great deal of consternation. The 3DS version has not only a completely different art style but some exclusive content as well. This also puts in doubt if the 3DS ports of I, II, and III will be released in the future. This is especially sad because every main series game would otherwise be playable on a single 3DS system, missing those 4 games and ''X''. Even worse, all the work that could have gone into a 3DS localization is being used for a PC port instead.

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** While the release of ''XI'' was met with great happiness from the fanbase, the news that the 3DS version will NOT be localized caused a great deal of consternation. The 3DS version has not only a completely different art style but some exclusive content as well. This also puts in doubt if the 3DS ports of I, II, ''I'', ''II'', and III ''III'' will be released in the future. This is especially sad because every main series game would otherwise be playable on a single 3DS system, missing those 4 games and ''X''. Even worse, all On the work that could have gone into a plus side, at least some of the 3DS localization content is being used for a PC port instead.incorporated into the Switch version which ''is'' being localized.



** Before ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', none of the Dragon Quest games were released in Europe, except Dragon Quest Monsters. The Erdrick trilogy took nearly three decades from its original release year before the region finally saw a release, but on smartphones.

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** Before ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', none of the Dragon Quest ''Dragon Quest'' games were released in Europe, except Dragon ''Dragon Quest Monsters.Monsters''. The Erdrick trilogy took nearly three decades from its original release year before the region finally saw a release, but on smartphones.

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