To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the popular JRPG series Dragon Quest, Square Enix announced today that Dragon Quest Builders, a sandbox RPG set in an alternate timeline, will be coming to America this October on both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita.
As part of Square Enix's recent push to bring more Dragon Quest to the West, and following up last year's Dragon Quest Heroes, Builders builders is something completely different from the rest of the series. Taking place in an alternate story where the hero of the original game surrendered to the villain, you are tasked with restoring the barren world to it's former glory. This includes planning out what you want to build, gathering the resources to make it possible, and building it.
If Dragon Quest Builders sounds like the indie smash hit Minecraft, that's probably because it is very similar. However, Square Enix promises that this game will have plenty to satisfy fans of the series new and old, such as an overarching story to follow and plenty of NPC and side quests. While all gameplay will be real time, Square Enix promises that it will still be the deep RPG experience that we know and love.
Dragons Quest Builders will release sometime in October 2016 as a physical copy on PlayStation 4, and be available for digital download on the PlayStation Vita at the same time.