Thursday1st Dec 2016
Build it up
Delightfully fun sandbox craft-'em-up Dragon Quest Builders has sold over 1 million units worldwide since it launched in Japan back at the start of the year, Square Enix has announced. The title released mid-October over here in the West. Not bad numbers for what can be considered a niche game, and we assume that the publisher will be...
Tuesday27th Sep 2016
Build me up, Bildrick
It may be utterly overshadowed by the Hollywood blockbusters due out next month, but Dragon Quest Builders is looking block solid from where we're sitting. And if you're interested in the game yourself, then you may want to check out the title's demo, which is launching on the PlayStation 4 and Vita today. "In this...
Tuesday13th Sep 2016
Despite its cute and colourful appearance, it's safe to say that Dragon Quest Builders offers a lot of depth through its crafting system, which allows you to build... Well, just about anything within reason. With the game launching next month, Square Enix has knocked together a '101' trailer, which covers fundamentals such as crafting,...
Wednesday20th Jul 2016
Another exclusive for Sony's console
Colourful and cheery craft-'em-up Dragon Quest Builders was confirmed for a Western release not too long ago on PlayStation 4, and now Square Enix has wheeled out some more specific launch dates. The spin-off will arrive on Sony's home console from the 11th October in North America, and the 14th October in...
Friday27th May 2016
Building a bridge to your heart
Phew. For a minute there, we were beginning to doubt that Dragon Quest Builders would ever sail overseas, but Square Enix has delivered some good news. The clearly Minecraft-inspired role-playing release will be heading West later this year on both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. We bet that you're relieved to hear that,...
Monday25th Jan 2016
Another brick in the wall
Remember when Sony partnered with Square Enix to cover Shinjuku train station in Dragon Quest Heroes bubble wrap? Japanese commuters were free to pop slimes until their fingers ached, and the result was an advertising campaign worth writing about. And now, with Dragon Quest Builders launching this week in the Land of the...
Saturday28th Nov 2015
Here's a prediction for you: Dragon Quest Builders is going to sell gangbusters when it releases on various PlayStation platforms in Japan next year. It makes sense, then, for Sony to prepare a custom PlayStation 4 console to capitalise on the release. Sadly, unlike Dragon Quest Heroes' silver SKU, this one comes in bog standard black...
Monday19th Oct 2015
What else did you expect?
Minecraft must be doing something right, seeing as it's one of the most popular video games every released, but that's not necessarily why we're liking the look of incoming copycat Dragon Quest Builders. Judging from its latest PlayStation 4 screenshots, we reckon that it all looks rather charming, and the way that the game...
Tuesday13th Oct 2015
Cheap and cheerful
Dragon Quest Builders is going to sell a frightening number of copies in Japan when it launches early next year on every viable PlayStation platform, but its box art is a bit rubbish. Gematsu spotted the artwork on a Japanese product page, which sports a mixture of awesome main character sketches and a ClipArt-esque villain. It...
Friday18th Sep 2015
Minecraft made afresh
Clones can be pretty darn shameless, but Dragon Quest Builders is not your ordinary rip-off – primarily because it actually looks better than Mojang's $2 billion mega brand, Minecraft. Of course, it's utterly bereft of originality – it's a copycat, after all – but what it lacks in innovation it more than makes up for in...
Tuesday15th Sep 2015
Mine and craft in Square Enix's spin-off
Japan's biggest game of 2016 may be one that you least expect, as Dragon Quest Builders is shaping up to be every inch the commercial smash. Square Enix's block breaking role-playing release promises to give Minecraft's occasionally mindless brick busting a bit of structure – while also augmenting the...
Tuesday28th Jul 2015
Build me up, buttercup
What do you get when you cross Minecraft with Dragon Quest? The license to print money, that's what. Square Enix showed the first gameplay footage from its block busting caper during a livestream today, and while it's wearing its influences proudly on its sleeve, we're really liking the look of this one. In the footage, we...
Wednesday22nd Jul 2015
Dragon Quest Builders was announced earlier this month, but we haven't had a chance to look at the game in action - until now. As you can probably tell, the title's taken inspiration from the evergreen Minecraft, as you smash, build, and craft your way through large, open worlds. These three new screenshots from publisher Square Enix...
Wednesday8th Jul 2015
Square Enix wants in on the Minecraft crowd
Last week, Square Enix was teasing a Dragon Quest announcement in Japan. Many speculated that the publisher was going to reveal the series' next main instalment, while others thought that it could have something to do with the franchise's well known spin-offs. As it turns out, both guesses were wrong, as...