11. Aug, 2016 16:42 (HKT)

Dragon Quest Builders Westward Bound With A Day One Edition~

PlayStation®4 [Sandbox RPG] Release: US - Oct 10 | AU - Oct 13 | EU - Oct 14

The crossover of Minecraft and Golden Age JRPG Dragon Quest - you know, the one we always wanted ;) - is just a few months away! For western audiences, we've been subjected to all the hype from Japan and finally it's our turn.

Set in Alefgard, the original world of Dragon Quest, Builder's story is based on the results of a parallel ending from the original 8bit NES/Famicom game. Veteran players will remember that before the final battle against the Dragonlord, an optional ending was offered where both hero and villain rule half of the world (and is one of the first optional endings in video games for that matter).

In this universe, the descendant of Erdrick does just that, and is in turn eliminated, leaving the world of Alefgard now dominated by monsters. The new hero of Dragon Quest Builders is now tasked with rebuilding the land, literally from piece by piece, gathering material - rock, wood, fruit, flora, slime ooze, and more - from all over a vast open world with day and night cycles!

An interesting premise to say the least, the story of this game sets the context of why and how the Minecraft mechanic will work. At the same time, there is a focus on adventuring, crafting, and combat, so unlike Minecraft, there will be an actual endgame to an extent. There will also be a huge abundance of Dragon Quest tropes, from the iconic music of Yuji Horii, legacy weapons and armor, and monsters like the fearsome Green Dragon as well as everyone's favorite - the Slime, all based on the designs of the legendary Akira Toriyama.

The Day One Edition includes exclusive building materials:

  •       Springtide Sprinkles Recipe: Cherry Blossom Trees and Straw Floor Blocks!
  •       Slimy Block Recipe: Craft delightful blocks adorned with cute blue Slimes! 
  •       Gold Block Recipe: Show off your opulent side with blocks made of pure gold! 

Dragon Quest Builders (PlayStation 4™, US) US$ 64.99 24h
Dragon Quest Builders (PlayStation 4™, EUR)  sold
Dragon Quest Builders (PlayStation 4™, Australia)  sold

© 2016 Play-Asia.com. OK to reproduce if copyright note stays intact.


latest posts


SN: 221 | 1007 { 58 } | | WS: 1 | | Cat: 1