Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest Builders 2 is in production, and will be released on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
The first game was initially regarded as a Minecraft clone, and although the influence of Mojang’s opus is obvious, Dragon Quest Builders managed to craft its own distinct identity.
The sequel – which was announced at this weekend’s Dragon Quest Summer Festival in Tokyo – adds a number of new features, including waterfalls, swimming, and sloping landscapes. The influence of The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild – or maybe Just Cause – can also be seen in the new hang glider item, which enables swift, majestic traversal.
There was also a brief glimpse of the game’s multiplayer gameplay, in which it appears that up to four players can build co-operatively.
You can watch the entire Dragon Quest Festival broadcast right here, we’ve cued the tape to the Dragon Quest Builders 2 reveal.
As yet, there’s no confirmation on the game’s release date, either in Japan or the West. As soon as we know, you’ll know.
And nice logo, too. Good work, Square Enix.
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