It’s an RPG bonanza! Here’s everything we announced in the June 18 Nintendo Direct

DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake! A full 3D Romancing SaGa 2! The creator of FINAL FANTASY returning with FANTASIAN Neo Dimension! Find all our new announcements here.
By Duncan Heaney

Summer has arrived and things are heating up with some exciting new game announcements!

We showcased the highly-anticipated DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake - a beautiful new version of one of the greatest RPGs of all time! Plus, the HD remakes of DRAGON QUEST I and II are coming in 2025!

Also announced was Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven. It’s a full remake of the acclaimed original - a non-linear RPG adventure where you don’t control just one protagonist, but multiple generations!

FANTASIAN Neo Dimension was revealed too! This enhanced version of FINAL FANTASY creator Hironobu Sakaguchi’s acclaimed RPG arrives on consoles and PC this winter.

Read on, and we’ll discuss what to expect from each of these tantalizing titles.

DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake release date revealed

It’s one of the most beloved RPGs ever made - and the most influential too (as you’ll know if you’ve read or watched our ‘Games That Made Us’ series). It places you in the boots of a young hero who must travel the world to defeat the Archfiend Baramos.

You’ll recruit a party to help you take on dangerous monsters in tactical, turn-based battles.

The game’s been fully remade in the HD-2D visual style made famous by games such as OCTOPATH TRAVELER I and II, TRIANGLE STRATEGY and LIVE A LIVE. It fuses expressive sprites with modern 3D graphics to create a look that feels both modern and nostalgic at the same time.

As you can see from the screenshots and trailer, it gives the game a beautiful look that’s bright, vibrant and - most importantly - recognizably DRAGON QUEST III.

The game has also been enhanced with new features and quality- of- life improvements that make it feel up-to-date. If you’ve never played the series before, it’s the perfect jumping on point, while long-time fans will be able to experience one of the crown jewels of the series in a brand-new way!

DRAGON QUEST I & II HD-2D Remake announced

The first two DRAGON QUEST games in the series are also getting HD-2D versions in 2025!

Those of you not well versed in all things DRAGON QUEST may be wondering: why are these games coming after DRAGON QUEST III? Well, the first three games form a trilogy, with DRAGON QUEST III as the first chronologically!

We’ll have more to share on DRAGON QUEST I & II HD-2D Remake in the future, so be sure to follow us on social media for news and updates:

Romancing SaGa 2: Revenge of the Seven

In a land plagued by fiends, an ancient legend tells of the coming of seven great heroes who rose to save their ravaged kingdoms.

One fateful day, Avalon, the capital of the Varennes Empire, is brutally attacked by none other than Kzinssie - one of these fabled heroes. In the chaos, the noble heir to the throne, Prince Victor, is slain. His father, Emperor Leon, swears revenge on the Seven and their mighty powers, and uses fabled ‘inheritance magic’, bestowed by a seeress, to pass his power down to his other son Gerard - trading his own life.

Thus begins an epoch-spanning struggle as generations of emperors face off against the might powers of the Seven Heroes.

It’s an intriguingly unique setup for an RPG - you don’t just play as one protagonist or group of protagonists. Instead, you’ll follow the adventure across generations, with different heirs taking on the mantle of the Emperor and inheriting their predecessors’ power.

In this full 3D remake of the 1993 RPG originally released in Japan, you’ll explore immersive 3D environments and take on hordes of fiends in fast-paced and strategic turn-based combat. Everything great about the SaGa franchise, such as its non-linear storytelling and innovative progression systems is present and correct but reworked to be more accessible with newly added difficulty options and various improvements to the game mechanics.

The game has been developed by the team behind Trials of Mana, and also features both rearranged and original soundtracks by the legendary Kenji Ito (known for his work on the SaGa franchise, Mana franchise and more), and Japanese and English voiceovers.

Long-time SaGa fans will love it, but it’s also the most approachable game in the franchise yet. If you’ve been craving a classic-style RPG - or are just curious about what SaGa is all about - put this on your radar now.

For a much closer look at the game, check out the blog:

FANTASIAN Neo Dimension unveiled

FANTASIAN Neo Dimension launches this Winter for Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

This superb new RPG comes from the father of FINAL FANTASY himself: Hironobu Sakaguchi and developer Mistwalker (Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey).

The story follows Leo - a young man who awakens in a strange mechanical world. With only a single memory to guide him, Leo embarks on a journey to reclaim his remaining memories and unravel the mysteries of a strange mechanical infection that affects all it touches.

Not only is the game written by Sakaguchi-san, it also features a sweeping soundtrack by the legendary FINAL FANTASY composer Nobuo Uematsu!

Originally released for Apple Arcade, this updated and expanded version of the game features 4K support for PS5, PS4 and PC, an added difficulty level, and new voiceovers.

For more information, check out our full blog:

We hope you’re excited to experience these different games - it’s a great time to be an RPG fan, right?

We’ll have more to share about all these announcements in the future, so be sure to follow us on social media to hear all the news first: