Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake PS5

While it's clear that Square Enix isn't making any dramatic changes to Dragon Quest 3 for its HD-2D Remake — outside of the obvious graphical glow-up — it is pushing a handful of smaller improvements and adjustments. This includes a modernised user interface, and the ability to speed up combat — the kind of little things that can really start to add up.

And now, more information on the remake is starting to circulate. According to Japanese publication Game Spark, the game's story has actually been "revised" for this revival, while remaining true to the original adventure. The specifics are unclear from the preview itself, but it does sound like the developer's made some tweaks, which is interesting when you consider the kinds of additions that have been present in past Dragon Quest re-releases.

Next up, there's confirmation that the PS5 version will boast dedicated graphics and performance modes — which is bound to raise a few eyebrows. The latter prioritises frame rate, begging the question of why such a remake would ever struggle to hit 60fps. We'll need more info on that one.

And lastly, the preview notes that the remake will offer three difficulty levels. A first for mainline Dragon Quest titles, a new easy mode — charmingly named Dracky Quest — will make the turn-based combat less demanding. The normal difficulty is simply called Dragon Quest, and Draconian Quest returns as the hard mode, with battles sporting stronger enemies, and awarding less experience and gold.

Are you looking forward to Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake ahead of its November launch? Do you like the sound of these changes and additions? Raise your sword to the skies in the comments section below.

[source gamespark.jp, via automaton-media.com]