A Closer Look At What’s In The Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection


You may recall a post last month where we reported the contents of the Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection in Japan. One of bonus goodies (pictured to the right) is a reprinted 130-page strategy guide for all three games from the Famicom days. It also includes developer roundtables. This is a first-print bonus only.


Amongst the other goodies in the package are newly-created anime openings for Dragon Quest I, II and III, produced by Kamikaze Douga, the studio that produced the animation for Dragon Quest IX. These are on a disc along with a trailer for Dragon Quest X.


Here’s a glimpse at a couple of the scenes from these new opening movies, along with screenshots of the respective games:


Dragon Quest



Dragon Quest II



Dragon Quest III


What about the medallion? That’s in there, too. It’s 28mm in size, and like the strategy guide, is a first-run bonus:



Also included as part of the collection is a digital set of art and materials from the games’ development. Square Enix have the 25th anniversary Dragon Quest Anniversary Collection slated for release on September 15th.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.