Dragon Quest Builders 2
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Developer(s) Square-Enix
Player(s) 1
Platform PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Release Dates
Japan TBA
North America TBA
Europe TBA

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is an upcoming sequel to the original Dragon Quest Builders. It is set for release on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.


Much like how the first game takes place in an alternate reality of the original Dragon Quest, this installment takes place in an alternate timeline of Dragon Quest II, in which Hargon amasses a cult designed to discourage building and to ban worshiping of the Goddess under penalty of death. You play as a Builder rescued by a mysterious boy named Malroth from the ocean and find out you are on Empty Island, a place void of civilization. It is up to you and Malroth to bring the world back to its former glory by introducing the concept of Building back to the other islands and to defeat the Cult of Hargon.

Gameplay Changes

  • The stack-able 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 he or she had 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.