By Michael Fontanini / December 19th, 2015
In a stage event at Jump Festa 2016 this weekend, Square Enix showed off some brand new gameplay demo footage of Dragon Quest Builders. The very Minecraft-esque game is set to launch in Japan on January 28th for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and also the PlayStation Vita. The image above shows some rail tracks laid out near a monument to the iconic slime. The rail cars you can use on these tracks come in several types, including wooden and iron ones. These cars can even send flying any monster silly enough to be blocking your path as you travel.
Square Enix’s new demo footage of the game in action shows off the recently revealed continent, Myra. Myra is the third continent to be revealed in Dragon Quest Builders so far. The first two continents are Merkid and Rimuldar. The new Myra continent is home to many hot springs, as well as powerful monsters and a mysterious fortress awaiting those curious and daring enough to explore it. The new footage also shows off some combat with Amelda and her rowdy thugs. Amelda is none other than the leader of the continent of Myra. Check out the footage yourself:
The new gameplay footage of Dragon Quest Builders also gives us a look at the game’s Free Build mode. Through this mode, you can share your masterful creations with other players online. As they demonstrate the game, the Square Enix staff members built a little theme part of sorts. Its sports a giant slime as the center piece of the park, and a ride.
As we move towards the eventual release of Dragon Quest Builders, the question is will the game come to western markets for PlayStation owners in the rest of the world. We’ll have to just wait and see.
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