Dragon Quest Builders 2
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Developer(s) Square-Enix
Player(s) 1
Platform PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Release Dates
Japan December 20, 2018
North America July 12, 2019
Europe July 12, 2019

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is a game in the Builders sub-series of sandbox creation games, succeeding the original Dragon Quest Builders. It is available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.


Just as the first game takes place in an alternate reality of the original Dragon Quest, this installment takes place in an alternate realm of Dragon Quest II, in which Hargon raises a cult known as the Children of Hargon, designed to discourage building and cooking, and to ban worshiping of the Goddess under penalty of death. The player takes the role of a Builder rescued by a mysterious boy named Malroth from the ocean and transported to Empty Island, a place void of civilisation. The player and Malroth must bring the world back to its former glory by introducing the concept of Building back to the other islands and defeat the Children of Hargon.

Gameplay changes

  • The stackable block limit has been increased by three, making the maximum 64.
  • Slopes are now built into the game's physics engine.
  • Players can dive into water if jumping from high ground.
  • Weapons and hammers are now assigned to separate buttons.
  • The ability to dash has been added.
  • Farms can be tilled with the help of a friendly wiggly, who aerates infertile spaces for cultivation.
  • Players may now glide from high elevation via the windbreaker cape.
  • Vehicular transportation is possible with a car designed after an army ant.
  • The player can warp anywhere on an island, provided they have already been there once.
  • Multiplayer has been implemented to allow up to four players.
  • Animals are present for villages.
  • Waterfalls are now present; this is due to player requests from the first game.



Dragon Quest Builders 2 – E3 2019 Trailer PS4

Dragon Quest Builders 2 – E3 2019 Trailer PS4

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