Dragon Quest Builders 2 Gets Japanese Release Date, Trailer, and Plenty of New Gameplay

Square Enix announced the Japanese release date of Dragon Quest Builders 2 in Japan, showing new gameplay and a brand new trailer.

on August 29, 2018 10:26 AM

Today Square Enix hosted a broadcast from its Tokyo Headquarters in Japan, announcing the release date of its upcoming Minecraft-meets-JRPG game: Destruction God Malroth and the Empty Island.

The game will launch for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 20th, 2018. The game will be playable at Tokyo Game Show.

Alongside the release date, we get a trailer featuring the opening cutscenes and providing a look at the bonus blocks at the end.

The broadcast also featured a lot of gameplay, including a sequence that showcased the release date built in the game.

You can check out the trailer (in two versions, with male and female protagonist), and the whole livestream embedded below. If you want to see more, you can also enjoy the latest screenshots and the previous batch.

Of course, all of this is only for Japan for the moment. No announcement has been made for the west, so we’ll have to wait and see whether Square Enix brings it over or not, and when.


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