Dragon Quest Builders Is Coming West This October

Build your destiny brick by brick when Dragon Quest Builders releases this fall on PS4 and Vita

Dragon Quest Builders


Publisher Square Enix today announced that Dragon Quest Builders will arrive in North America in October 2016 on the PlayStation 4 and Vita. The game will be available digitally, as well as at retail outlets.

A unique offshoot in the long-running RPG series, the game will allow players their creativity to gather and combine a variety of unique tools and materials in order to rebuild Alefgard, a realm destroyed by the menacing ruler of the monsters, the Dragonlord.

Dragon Quest Builders combines sandbox gameplay in a story-based adventure that features a wealth characters and monsters from the legendary RPG franchise. Taking a note from the mega-popular Minecraft, the game will allow players to let their imaginations run wild as they build extravagant structures across a fantasy landscape.

Square Enix has released a new trailer for the game which you can find below:



While it’s a bit difficult to imagine a compelling story in a Minecraft-inspired adventure, here’s a rundown of the game’s plot courtesy of Square Enix:

“A long time ago, the realm of Alefgard was engulfed in an ongoing battle between the humans and the monsters. A celebrated hero stood up and confronted the Dragonlord, the wicked king of the monsters, to try to put an end to the conflict. Through his vile trickery, the Dragonlord deceived the hero into a false deal, and Alefgard was destroyed in the process. The few survivors were robbed of the power to build and scattered around the world to live out their lives in despair and apathy. The very idea of creativity and imagination became mere legend, and mankind was reduced to a meager existence, surviving only by scavenging what remained among the ruins for centuries to come.

Until one day, a new hero is awoken by the spirit of the land – one who will become the Legendary Builder, within whose fingertips dwells the long-lost power of creation. Rebuild the ruined realm in your own image and bring an end to the Dragonlord’s reign of evil once and for all.”

So, do you plan on picking up Dragon Quest Builders when it releases this fall? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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