Dragon Quest Builders Announced for North America

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While it hasn’t been quite as popular in the West when compared to how much people love it in its native country of Japan, the Dragon Quest franchise is celebrating 30 years of RPGing and colorful characters this year.

As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations, today Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Builders for North American release this October on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The PS4 version will be available in both stores and digitally, whereas the Vita version will just be available on the PlayStation Store.

Dragon Quest Builders takes place in a “what if” scenario following the original Dragon Quest in which the Hero took a sham deal from the evil Dragonlord instead of saving the realm from being destroyed. Whoops!

Not only was the world destroyed, but the survivors lost their imaginations and creativity so they couldn’t rebuild and just lived among the ruins for centuries.

Now a new hero is awakened to be the Legendary Builder, rebuild the world, and bring an end to the Dragonlord’s reign.

Here’s the announcement trailer.

 

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Also part of this year’s 30th, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below is currently on sale on PlayStation Store and Steam till May 31st.

Dragon Quest Builders was already released in Japan in January of this year. Anyone play it yet? What do you think about all of this? Let us know in the comments.

Written by Albert Chen

Albert Chen

A student of games, I play a bit of everything because I like to see what’s out there. Nothing better than first hand experience when it comes to knowing about games. Current game obsession: Anything MOBA (Paragon, Battleborn, Heroes of the Storm), except, ironically, the most popular ones, LoL and DOTA2.

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  • Makai Ookami

    I’m playing the JP demo. Takes some getting used to. I need to die to see how bad it is. If it’s Game Over then man this can be stressful. XD

    You can press L1 and R1 to adjust the height of the icon for placing blocks, which makes building a roof on a house a lot easier, like the crouch function of Minecraft. You start off making a wooden club and then you make a stone thicker club next. Can’t figure out how to break big rocks yet.