We’ve known about Dragon Quest Builders 2 for a while now, but Square Enix has been very tight lipped over when it will launch. However, they’ve now announced that the crafting-adventure saga sequel will be released on July 12th, so get your hi-vis jackets at the ready.
The second instalment of the spin-off series will see the addition of online cooperative play, which will allow up to four players to share a screen, and a first person view. Larger builds will be possible along with more varied travel options, and farming elements are also making their debut. Combined, they are designed to build on the success of the first but only time will tell whether this franchise has legs.
The official blurb certainly piques our interest, however, as Square Enix have gone to town in making us care about this upcoming adventure. It reads
The evil Children of Hargon are determined to eradicate all creators and have outlawed the building, cooking, and creation of all things. In an attempt to spread their destructive dogma, the calamitous cult captures the builders of the world. All hope seems to be lost until you, a young apprentice builder, manage to escape from the clutches of evil.
After washing up on the shores of the deserted Isle of Awakening, you encounter the spirited Malroth, a mysterious youth with no memory of his past. With the help of your fearless new friend, you embark on a grand adventure to gather the skills required to become a full-fledged builder, but the road you build is paved with peril. Only you can defeat the Children of Hargon, uncover the secrets of Malroth’s past, and unravel the riddles of this mysterious land.
All we can say is, we’re coming for you, evil Children of Hargon!
Before the first game launched three years ago, there was only one real builder we’d make time for. And that was Bob. But our Dragon Quest hero has certainly made quite an impression, on us and the gaming community in general. Audiences of all ages have appreciated its well threaded mix of generic adventure game with the addictive nature of crafting mechanics, and it has been in receipt of very many positive reviews. If Dragon Quest Builders 2 manages to recreate the magic of the first without feeling like a tired blueprint, the developer could be on to a winner for years to come.
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Source: YouTube, Polygon