Square Enix’s sandbox game (that’s NOT Minecraft) has the player character going around the world of Alefgard in order to rebuild the towns and cities that have fallen into decay.
If you don’t want to watch the video, the description alone tells you key story elements involved.
The story of Dragon Quest Builders follows a “what if” story following the original Dragon Quest. In this story the realm has been destroyed because the Hero (from DQ1) who was supposed to save the world by defeating the evil Dragonlord, actually got tempted into accepting a sham deal with him.
The protagonist (that’s you) who can be either a boy or girl, is awoken by a Guardian Spirit as the Legendary Builder who is the only person in the world with the knowledge to create objects through combination and imagination. It’s now up to you to rebuild the world and restore it to its former glory!
Not only will you be building things, but this sandbox world is also filled with monsters you remember from the Dragon Quest series, as well as a host of 3D characters to meet. According to the poster, the Day One Edition will include a voucher with a code inside. This will give you access to exclusive building material recipes for: Slimy Blocks, Springtide Sprinkles, and the Gold Blocks.
Dragon Quest Builders is set to arrive on October 11th in both a physical and digital variation for the PS4, but there’s going to be a digital only release for the Vita as well. To learn more about the game, check out their website, Twitter, and Facebook.