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Dragon Quest Builders demo available now

Dragon Quest Builders, the mutant offspring of the venerable RPG series and Minecraft, now has a demo available.

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Dragon Quest Builders, the mutant offspring of the venerable RPG series and Minecraft, now has a demo available.

Dragon Quest Builders will launch on PS4 and PS Vita on October 11, 2016. It promises to combine a mix of roleplaying, crafting and settlement building, in one of the most bizarre mash-ups since Glee was on television.

If you’re not sure what it’s all about – and we’re with you there, friend – then there’s a demo available now from the PlayStation store, for both the PS4 and PS Vita, allowing players to experience the first chapter from the game. In this opening chapter you’ll restore a town, explore an open-world island, and battle monsters. Given that it’s a Dragon Quest game of sorts, some of those monsters will be weird blue goo. We know that much, at least.

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Other than that, the jury’s really out on Dragon Quest Builders. Will the mash-up work? Will it ever be more than a sum of its parts? Will it be terrible? We’ll have to wait and see; but the demo will at least give players something of a heads up on this decidedly weird prospect.


Intrigued? Confused? Really love the demo? Pre-order Dragon Quest Builders from Amazon.

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