Square Enix announced today that Dragon Quest Builders 2 is in the works, and is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Details are currently scarce, but we do know that the sequel to last year’s Dragon Quest-themed building game will feature cooperative multiplayer, the ability to use a glider, and the ability to swim underwater. It has a great core to build upon, so the announcement is definitely an exciting one for fans (many of which were already happy after it was confirmed that Dragon Quest XI would be coming to North America and Europe).
The first footage of Dragon Quest Builders 2 can be found in the livestream below:
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Here’s what PlayStation LifeStyle’s Keri Honea had to say about the original Dragon Quest Builders in her review of the 2016 PlayStation 4 release:
It’s easy to dismiss Dragon Quest Builders as just another Minecraft clone or a Minecraft-lite, but those who do will miss out on a very creative little adventure. I never thought building in the name of saving the world could be this entertaining or keep me up so late at night. I’ve always enjoyed the crafting side of RPGs, but this takes it on to a whole new level. It’s a crafter’s paradise more than it is a builder’s, something you won’t know until you pick it up for yourself. Come for the charming Dragon Quest look and feel and, yes, the Minecraft building; stay for the questing and crafting.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. We’ll have more on the title as more information becomes available.