Up until this point we didn’t know much about Dragon Quest Builders except that it would be a new Minecraft inspired spin-off title.
During the recent Dragon Quest announcement conference Square-Enix detailed that Builders takes place after the original Dragon Quest where instead of refusing the Dragonlord’s offer, the hero accepts it and causes the destruction of the world. Then some time later you play as young hero who sets out to rebuild it.
Not only will you be able to dig, craft and build but one of the new aspects of the gameplay is that you will be able to build your own towns with various shops that will then be populated by NPCs. Combat is 3rd person hack and slash style rather than typical turn-based and the world will be full of the usual monsters that can be found in any Dragon Quest game.
Dragon Quest Builders is set to release in Japan this winter for the Playstation 3, 4, and Vita.