Dragon Quest Builders 2, the sequel to the 2016 block-builder Dragon Quest Builders, will release on the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 on Friday 12th July.
The news was announced in tonight’s Nintendo Direct presentation, and it was also revealed that the game will feature online multiplayer for up to four players either online or locally. The official description for the game reads:
“The evil Children of Hargon are determined to eradicate all creators and have outlawed the building, cooking, and creation of all things. In an attempt to spread their destructive dogma, the calamitous cult captures the builders of the world. All hope seems to be lost until you, a young apprentice builder, manage to escape from the clutches of evil.
After washing up on the shores of the deserted Isle of Awakening, you encounter the spirited Malroth, a mysterious youth with no memory of his past. With the help of your fearless new friend, you embark on a grand adventure to gather the skills required to become a full-fledged builder, but the road you build is paved with peril. Only you can defeat the Children of Hargon, uncover the secrets of Malroth’s past, and unravel the riddles of this mysterious land.”
In a blog post over on the PlayStation website, Noriyoshi Fujimoto, producer of Dragon Quest Builders 2, describes the game in a slightly less convoluted manner:
“The game takes place in a world made of blocks, meaning that players can create freely in a sandbox environment while also enjoying the DQ series’ story-based RPG elements. It’s a genre we like to call “Block-Building RPG.”
The protagonist can build houses and towns, items used in daily life, and even weapons or traps. These can all be used as the player sees fit, and everything leads up to the grander story of facing down a vile cult that worships destruction.”
Check out some gameplay footage below:
Dragon Quest Builders 2 originally released on the Nintendo Switch and the PS4 in Japan on December 20th 2018. The worldwide release is currently scheduled for the same platforms on Friday 12th July 2019.