Dragon Quest Builders for Nintendo Switch Gets Japanese Release Date

The Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Builders gets a release date for Japan, alongside new gameplay footage on the hybrid console.

on December 15, 2017 9:55 PM

During a livestream from Jump Festa at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba near Tokyo, Square Enix announced the Japanese release date of the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Builders.

The game will launch on the local market on March 1st, 2018. It will retail for 4,800 yen (roughly $42). A free demo is also coming, and it’s launching (just in Japan for now) on February 1st.

In addition to the release date, we also saw some gameplay in docked TV mode, giving us a glimpse of what the game will look like on Nintendo’s console. It certainly doesn’t look much different from the PS4 version, at least at first sight.

You can check out the video below. If you want to see more, you can also enjoy more gameplay and a new trailer released today.

The Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest Builders was initially announced back in September, and if you want to see more, you can enjoy some more gameplay from Tokyo Game Show.

 /  Executive News Editor
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