news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Dragon Quest Collection Headed to Wii in Japan


Video game compilations are often hit-or-miss affairs. To this day, the only compilation that I truly enjoyed was the original Sonic Mega Collection for the Nintendo GameCube. Now it seems as though gamers have another collection to keep an eye on.

Square Enix looks to celebrate Dragon Quest's 25th anniversary with a special little Wii collection. Announced on Dragon Quest PR's official Twitter account, Dragon Quest Collection will launch for the Wii in Japan this September, as translated via Andriasang. No word yet on whether the game will hit North American shores, but let's hope Square Enix makes it happen.

Included on this compilation disc are the original 8-bit versions of Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest II, and Dragon Quest III. Additionally, Square Enix is also throwing in the 16-bit Super Famicom remakes of each of these three games. That's a sweet deal, and something fans of the series who have missed out on the original games are sure to look forward to.

The first handful of Dragon Quest games were released in North America as Dragon Warrior to avoid copyright infringement with a similarly titled table-top game. Let's hope Square Enix forgets all about that fiasco and releases Dragon Quest Collection in the west. Unlike the recently released Super Mario All-Stars, Dragon Quest Collection might have the potential to really wow gamers, especially those who love the DS games but have yet to play the original titles.

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