Dragon Quest Builders 2 Is Coming Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

The sequel is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 with new cooperative play.

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During a livestream this weekend, Square Enix revealed that work on Dragon Quest Builders 2 is underway, and the sequel is headed to both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. It’s exciting news for fans of the overall Dragon Quest franchise, but especially for those who loved the Minecraft-inspired offshoot.

Like its predecessor, Dragon Quest Builders 2 will transport players to the fantastic world from the Dragon Quest JRPG series, where they can build their own towns and embark on quests to rid the world of fearsome—or at least slimy—monsters. However, the sequel introduces a few new elements.

In the video, which was captured from the stream by RPGSite, you can see the hero dive into a deep body of water, then swim through it and head toward new materials. In another scene, he hammers away blocks along the edge of a rocky basin that contains a pool of water. That destruction produces a waterfall, and the hero jumps away from his rocky perch before using a cloth to glide slowly through the air.

A subsequent scene shows several players working together to build a small hut, which is a new mechanic for the series that fans can probably expect to hear more about in the future. It featured only briefly in the footage Square Enix has shared so far.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 hasn’t been confirmed for a release in the west, and no release window was announced. However, the previous game reached North America on both PlayStation 4 and Vita (a PlayStation 3 edition is available in Japan but wasn’t localized), so it’s likely the next installment will receive similar treatment.

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    August 8, 2017 1:07 PM

    Jason Venter posted a new article, Dragon Quest Builders 2 Is Coming Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

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      August 8, 2017 1:48 PM

      All Switch-owning Shackers will be required to buy this game and play multiplayer with me. That is all.

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        August 8, 2017 2:33 PM

        Aye aye!

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        August 8, 2017 2:37 PM

        I mean... I don't want giant penises in my town tho

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          August 8, 2017 2:56 PM

          On average they will be of tasteful size and curvature. I can't be responsible for the occasional outlier, however.

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        August 8, 2017 6:35 PM

        Hmmm, yes

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        August 8, 2017 6:47 PM

        I might come looking for you, when the time comes. I do have a Switch, after all. It's even the main system I play these days... and I've been playing Dragon Quest games since the first one on NES (though I've spent woefully little time with a lot of the more recent ones).

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      August 8, 2017 2:43 PM

      No bone?

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      August 8, 2017 4:40 PM

      Ha! I just told my wife this weekend I'd made up my mind to get a PS4 for DQB and DQXII; especially after watching the Digital Foundry video.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svx2_6-NP5Y

      I know XII is supposed to be bound for the Switch, but there's just no way it'll look this good. I'm still kinda torn, and I'll wait for the holiday bundles, which by that time I assume we'll have more details and maybe some screens of what the Switch version will look like. But, if they delay the Switch release for the 3DS to have sales, I'll probably just go PS4 with a holiday bundle. There are already plenty of used DQB copies around, and I'm sure I'll be able to find one for <$30 by then.

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      August 9, 2017 12:18 AM

      Nice, that looks really good.

      It's now on the list.