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New Dragon Quest Builders 2 details – reason for the sequel, development status, more

Posted on February 27, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

This week’s issue of Famitsu contains a Dragon Quest Builders 2 interview with producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto and assistant producer Takuma Shiraishi. The two developers shared the latest details about the game. Fujimoto and Shiraishi talked about the reason for moving ahead with the sequel, where development is at currently, multiplayer and story teases, and more.

Here’s the full roundup of information, courtesy of Siliconera:

– Square Enix decided to make a sequel since the first game was a hit
– Many people requested a sequel as well
– They also wanted to create some elements they weren’t able to before
– Some of the requests include wanting to have water flow from higher elevations as well as crafting things from higher elevations
– Many requests for up to four-player multiplayer
– Currently, the height of the game is about three times that of the first Dragon Quest Builders
– If they were going to do a sequel, Square Enix figured it would be best to push the limits for hardware
– Because of this, it was decided that Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be on Switch and PS4
– The bonuses you get from having carry-over data from of Dragon Quest Builders on PS4/PS3/PS Vita to Dragon Quest Builders 2 on PS4 will be the same for having carry-over data from the previous game on Switch
– Quiet on multiplayer for now, but they’re thinking of a way to not just say “there will be multiplayer”
– You can expect the game to offer some kind of play area for multiplayer
– The current development stage is “continuous trial & error” and “it doesn’t feel like there’s much space left”
– On the story: a “young traveling companion named Malroth (Dragon Quest II’s final boss)” will make an appearance. – Fans might associate Malroth with Dragon Quest II, but they say that you won’t need to know Dragon Quest II’s story to enjoy it
– The producers can’t say if there are any connections to the first Dragon Quest Builders
– You can jump right into Dragon Quest Builders 2 without having played the first one.

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