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Dragon Quest Builders 2 confirmed for a PS4 and Nintendo Switch release

by Ron Duwell | August 7, 2017August 7, 2017 2:00 pm PDT

It’s impossible to call any Dragon Quest game a “surprise success” for Square Enix, but Dragon Quest Builders was, indeed, just that. As a spin-off with obvious inspiration taken from Minecraft, some dismissed it as not being worth a second glance in the grand legacy of the series.

And yet, it sold over a million copies in Japan and even scored a round of nods as a Game of the Year contender in some publications, even those beyond Dragon Quest’s “Japan safety zone.” At the end of the day, it was a huge success that combined the traditional love for Dragon Quest with the modern infatuation with Minecraft.

So, naturally… it needs a sequel! Square Enix showed Dragon Quest Builders 2 off for the first time at its Dragon Quest Summer Festival 2017 this weekend, confirming it would be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

I’m excited. Dragon Quest Builders felt like a decent start, and with a few improvements, it could become something even better! Here’s to hoping Square Enix continues to localize the series for the West, like it is doing with Dragon Quest XI.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...