This past weekend held Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Festival in Tokyo, Japan. Amongst the numerous Dragon Quest related announcements and highlights, Square Enix took the opportunity to announce Dragon Quest Builders 2 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 will deliver the same great exploratory and building gameplay the first game was known for. Additionally Square Enix is promising the upcoming sequel will include several new features such as sloping platforms, the ability to craft waterfalls, swimming underwater, air traversal thanks to a new glider item, and probably the most exciting new feature, online multiplayer with friends, a feature that was sorely absent in the original Dragon Quest Builders.
Square Enix briefly showed off a tiny glimpse at the multiplayer gameplay, the new multiplayer co-op mode in Dragon Quest Builders 2 will allow up to 4 players to play, fight and build together in the large and expansive Dragon Quest themed worlds. Those curious to see the game in action, can hop on to Square Enix Japan’s livestream archive footage available on YouTube.
The original Dragon Quest Builders first released in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, the sequel will be the first time the series makes its mark on a Nintendo platform. Those unfamiliar with the original title, Dragon Quest Builders was Square Enix’s take on the ever popular Minecraft formula of game design.
The game featured voxel based environments similar to Minecraft, but what made the game really stand out was the Dragon Quest themed elements sprinkled throughout. Instead of facing off against generic skeletons or zombies, the game had dozens of classic and memorable Dragon Quest monsters, additionally the game featured a deep crafting system coupled a lengthy and engaging single player campaign.
No release date have been announced for Dragon Quest Builders 2 at this time.