Square Enix Shows New Footage of Dragon Quest Builders at Jump Festa

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

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Dragon Quest Builder Gameplay


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.




About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.