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Rebuild a world in ruin in Dragon Quest Builders

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Save the world one piece at a time

Dragon Quest is one the giants of video games in Japan, where people of all ages have heard of the long running role-playing franchise since its first game in 1986. It hasn't achieved the same level of success outside Japan but Dragon Quest's rich 30 year history is ripe for all kinds of games, and when news came about of a  Dragon Quest spin-off in the vein Minecraft, it was very surprising as much as it was intriguing.

A new trailer just came out today explaining all the things that you can do in Dragon Quest Builders and it just makes me more excited about this upcoming title. The story of the game is set in the same world as the original Dragon Quest, in an alternate timeline wherein before the final battle with the Dragon Lord, the Hero chooses to rule half the world while the Dragon Lord rules the other half, but it is a all a ruse and the Hero is defeated and world is plunged into darkness.

Dragon Quest Builders is all about rebuilding the land of Alefgard after it has been decimated by the evil Dragon Lord ages ago. Mankind has lost the ability to build and it is up the player, referred to as "The Builder", the hero of this game who has to save the world by building and fighting all the way until you fight through the minions of Dragon Lord and to face the Dragon Lord himself.

Gamers will notice that this is very much inspired by Minecraft and other games in the sandbox creation genre but this trailer shows off how well the Dragon Quest setting fits into the the genre with all its role-playing game elements and it is not just a Minecraft-like game with a Dragon Quest skin.

The Dragon Quest art style just shines through the characters and monsters, along with presentation is what gives the game its Dragon Quest identity. Just from how you can see your character in a isometric camera, it looks a lot like the old school top down Dragon Quest games especially when you're in villages and castles. There is much to do in this game and the trailer above goes well into all the features and stuff to do, just check it out.

I can't wait to get my hands on this game and be able to play it on the PlayStation 4 and on-the-go on the the PlayStation Vita. It comes out next month on October 11th in North America and October 14th in Europe.

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