Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is being developed by Square Enix’s Bravely team

Square Enix Bravely team is developing Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake

Square Enix had a lot to show during the Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Special live stream last night, which included the Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake that we now know is in development by the Bravely team.

Back in 2019, Square Enix shook up its internal development divisions, previously known as the “Business Divisions,” to make the new Creative Business Units. Creative Business Unit II, which includes the team working on Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, was essentially made from a merger between previous Square Enix Business Divisions 6, 7, and 11. The more established Business Division 6, led by Yu Miyake, was the Dragon Quest games’ primary division. Business Division 7 mostly made mobile and arcade games. Business Division 11 was more recently established for the Octopath Traveler team, led by Bravely series producer Tomoya Asano.

The main takeaway here is that the former Business Divisions that were in charge of the Dragon Quest and Bravely games are now under the same roof. It’s also worth noting that Octopath Traveler, the first title to use Square Enix’s proprietary “HD-2D” system, was co-developed with Acquire. Meanwhile, Square Enix’s second HD-2D title, Project Triangle Strategy, is being co-developed by Artdink. That makes the Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake the company’s first internally developed HD-2D project.

The official Bravely series Twitter account made the announcement. Check it out below:

“It was just announced earlier!

This is the team’s new title.

While its release is still a while away, we thank you for your support.

*Not related to the Bravely series.”

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is in development for consoles by the Bravely team. Square Enix has yet to announce a release window for the game. In related news, we recently learned Dragon Quest XII is being made with Unreal Engine 5.