Square Enix has unveiled more details about their upcoming game, Dragon Quest Builders 2: Destruction God Malroth and the Empty Island.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 puts the player in control of a heroic character who gets themselves stranded on a remote island. The player must find materials to build a home and town on the island, meet new characters and party members. The game includes a deep farming and crafting system, and the player needs to take advantage of that to succeed, ultimately using this as a springboard for exploration of the larger world.
Another large element of the game is customization. The player can change the appearance and gear of their characters to their heart’s content. These options also extend to multiplayer characters as well.
Square Enix also announced some details about the online multiplayer which will be part of the game. Unfortunately, it’s not unlocked from the start. The multiplayer section will unlock at a certain point while progressing through the singleplayer. The PS4 and Switch versions will have different forms of multiplayer too.
The PS4 version is online-only, while the Switch console supports both local and online multiplayer. Either console allows up to four players to build, farm and explore together.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 releases for Switch and PS4 on December 20th in Japan. Square Enix has confirmed that the game will come west in 2019, although more details aren’t known yet. You can take a look at the latest batch of trailers for the game down below. There’s a good mix of gameplay and story elements in there, so go take a look if this sounds like your kind of gaming niche.