Dragon Quest Builders for Nintendo Receives Western Release Date; Coming Next February

Square Enix has revealed that Dragon Quest Builders will release on Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe on February 9, 2018.

on December 18, 2017 10:43 AM

Dragon Quest Builders proved to be quite an intriguing title upon its release last year, splicing together elements of both Minecraft and the Dragon Quest (or Dragon Warrior for you old-school fans) series, to create something unique. The game was confirmed earlier in September to be coming to Nintendo Switch, and today, Nintendo announced that the game will be releasing in both North America and Europe on February 9, 2018.

This is actually almost a month before the recently announced Japanese release date of March 1. The Japanese version is set to retail for 4,800 yen, which equates to roughly $42. We currently do not know what the price of Dragon Quest Builders will be in North America or Europe. A free demo is also being released on February 1 in Japan, and there is currently no confirmation of that for the west. DualShockers’ will be sure to let you know if we hear more about those things.

Outside of the game’s inherent portability and support for a wide variety of controllers, the Nintendo Switch version of the game also comes with the exclusive Great Sabrecub which will boost the players’ speed and grant them special material when they defeat enemies. If you want to see the game in action on the Switch, you can check out some previously released gameplay videos.

Dragon Quest Builders is currently available on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, and will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on February 9. If you want to read DualShockers’ thoughts on the game, you can check out our review of the PS4 version.

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Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.