Square Enix has released the launch trailer for Dragon Quest Builders. The game is now available in North America and will release in Europe this Friday, October 14.
"The time has come to rise as a Legendary Builder in Dragon Quest Builders! Take up the mallet in a tale of epic proportions and explore a vast sandbox world where you will gather materials, craft items, and build everything imaginable to save the world and its people," says the trailer's description.
"Only you have the power of imagination and creativity to bring hope to the people of Alefgard. It’s up to you to use this power in battle against the evil Dragonlord and his treacherous minions to restore peace and rebuild the shattered realm!"
Dragon Quest Builders is set in Alefgard, the world of the original Dragon Quest. The Hero (from DQ1) was supposed to save the world by defeating the evil Dragonlord, however, our hero actually got tempted into accepting a sham deal with the Dragonlord, which resulted in the world being covered in darkness and despair.
The few survivors scattered around the world no longer understand the concept of creativity and live through scavenging what remains among ruins. As the Legendary Builder with the knowledge to create objects through combination and imagination, it's up to you to rebuild the world and return it to its former glory.
Dragon Quest Builders steps away from the usual turn-based combat, offering a mix of RPG and sanbox style gameplay. The game features elements similar to what you would expect from games like Minecraft or Terraria, where you have to gather resources and build towns. The game isn't just about resource-gathering and construction, as players can still expect traditional RPG elements, such as sidequests, NPCs and battling monsters.
If you are still pondering whether or not you should pick up the game, a demo for the game is already available to download on PlayStation Store.