Go on a Grand Adventure in ‘Dragon Quest Builders 2’ Out Now on PS4 and Switch

Summer may be a good time for fun in the sun, but you know what else it’s good for? Building and adventuring in Omega Force and Square Enix’s block-building adventure RPG, Dragon Quest Builders 2 out now on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $59.99. In addition, budding builders can download a free demo via the PlayStation Store or the Nintendo eShop which introduces the new story and characters.

For those that want tons of goodies, there’s the Digital Deluxe version of the game that’s available on the PlayStation Store for $79.99 and includes a Season Pass for three DLC packs released shortly after launch, giving access to new recipes, hairstyles, clothing and all-new areas to explore. Speaking of the Season Pass, it is available to purchase separately starting today for $20.99. Players who acquire the Season Pass will obtain the following three packs listed below as they are released, along with in-game Designer’s Sunglasses:

  • Hotto Stuff Pack – Includes more than 40 recipes to help players design and decorate structures in the style of the Hotto Steppe – a popular resting area in a distant land. Players will also gain access to an all-new island with the materials needed to build these new recipes.
  • Aquarium Pack – In this new pack, a fishing island awaits players where they can learn how to catch and breed 40 different fish that can be added to their own DIY aquarium. Unlock an additional tool, the fishing rod, as well as customization options and apparel fit for a waterbound adventure.
  • Modernist Pack – This set includes over 70 recipes for modern-looking structures, hairstyles and clothing. Build a luxury hotel, modern condominiums and more with the largest new set of recipes yet.

In Dragon Quest Builders 2, players take on the role of a young apprentice builder who finds themselves washed up on the Isle of Awakening alongside Malroth, a mysterious youth suffering from amnesia. Together, the two explore different islands while developing skills to become a “Master Builder” by helping townsfolk, crafting materials and fighting off enemies.

As a follow-up to the 2016 game Dragon Quest Builders, the sequel introduces online multiplayer for the first time, allowing up to four friends to adventure together and create epic masterpieces. Also, Dragon Quest Builders 2 features several upgrades, including the ability to construct bigger structures, travel by soaring, swimming and dashing, farming crops, first-person mode, and more.

Regardless if you’ve plunged over hundreds of hours in the original Dragon Quest Builders, or if this is your first time stepping into the series, you’ll be bound to be satisfied with Dragon Quest Builders 2‘s charming gameplay, expansive world, brand new co-op feature, and of course, all the endless building possibilities.

We happened to love the bigger and, dare we say, buildier, adventure as we said that it “will stay consistently entertaining from beginning to end and hours after” in our review. If you’re curious to know what really makes Dragon Quest Builders 2‘s world so grand, we got you covered.

See for yourself what the adventure entails by checking out the launch trailer below:

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Brad Crespo

Editor-in-Chief - On a quest to play as many new games as possible while trying to finish an endless backlog.