Dragon Quest Builders is getting a sequel on PS4 and Nintendo Switch
No Vita release for the crafting RPG this time around, though.
The Slime-infested world of Dragon Quest proved a surprisingly solid platform for Minecraft-style building when Dragon Quest Builders released late last year. We found it delightfully engaging and tremendously adorable in our review, despite it feeling a little too stripped-down in places. Thankfully, developer Square Enix looks to be remedying this in the upcoming sequel Dragon Quest Builders 2, announced and shown off for the first time in Tokyo over the weekend.
While the basic framework of gathering crafting materials to build up your base remains intact, a host of new features are set to expand the game's scope dramatically. Water plays a far bigger role this time around, with the ability to dive down and swim underwater as well as create waterfalls to help distribute the vital liquid around the world. A nifty cloak will let you leap off cliffs and hang glide around the world much faster, too.
On the building side of things, you'll be able to place blocks three times higher and deeper than in the first game, plus you'll have access to new sloped platforms for added creativity.
Best of all, you won't have to go it alone this time. In addition to companion characters that will follow you around on your adventure, Dragon Quest Builders 2 will feature 4-player co-operative multiplayer, with friends able to team up and build their wildest creations as a group.
Square Enix hasn't provided a release date for Dragon Quest Builders 2 yet, but we'll let you know as soon as it does.