Dragon Quest series turns 29

Comments from Yuji Horii and Ryutaro Ichimura.

Dragon Quest

The Dragon Quest series is 29 years-old. The first game in the popular Japanese RPG series launched for Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan on May 27, 1986.

On Twitter, series creator Yuji Horii shared a message with fans.

“Everyone, thank you for the congratulations on Dragon Quest‘s 29th. Next year, we’re finally approaching the 30th anniversary. I think we’ll be able to make various announcements in the near future, so please look forward to them.”

Square Enix’s Ryutaro Ichimura weighed in:

“Today, May 27, is Dragon Quest‘s birthday! Already 29! Congratulations! As for next year, we’re welcoming the 30th anniversary! Celebrate! We’re going to have a grand celebration next year!”

In a separate tweet, Ichimura shared a commercial for the very first Dragon Quest. Watch that below.

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