Well this is a welcome surprise. Dragon Quest 3 is getting a HD remake, moving from its original sprite work into something more akin to Octopath Traveler, and it looks absolutely lovely.

The news was announced as part of the Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary stream, which gave us a short but sweet gameplay trailer. As it stands, no release date has been announced, nor have the specific platforms, but it's aiming for a worldwide simultaneous release on home consoles.

Fusing pixel art with 3D graphics, this HD-2D remake is planned for simultaneous release on home consoles worldwide.

If you didn't already know, the wonderful Octopath Traveler is actually a part of Xbox Game Pass. Having originally released on Nintendo Switch, it made a surprise drop earlier this year. So, if this remake tickles your fancy, be sure to check it out if you want to get a taste of what to expect.

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