Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake confusingly removes gender from protagonist, subclasses

Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake

Square Enix has confirmed more info for their Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, seemingly removing the concept of gender from the long-awaited remake.

A new article for the game re-introduced the main protagonist, who in the original Dragon Quest III was realistically only a male character and in its SNES remake could be male or female.

The new Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, however, lists the two genders as the dreaded “Type A” and “Type B” instead of the biological genders male and female.

The new article (via Ryokutya2089) also confirms despite removing biological genders from the male and female protagonists, their voice actors are played by a male and a female, Hiyama Nobuyuki and Minaguchi Yuko, respectively.

Furthermore, the artwork shown for each version of the hero “definitely” looks like a biological male or female according to the source. This compounds the confusion when considering there are some personalities (these affected stat growth) for the hero that are gender exclusive.

The last concerning thing mentioned in the article is that other jobs in the game are also no longer distinguished by gender in name – further confusing things as each subsequent job had a male and female variant as well.

It’s worth noting you could select male or female in the original NES version but sprite was the same, player stats and growth remained the same, and you still get referred to as a male (the latter becomes a running gag in the SNES remake).

The long awaited Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake is launching on November 14th across Windows PC (via Steam and the Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 5.



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