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Square-Enix’s E3 2019 conference was full of goodness, but we aren’t here to cover the non-KOEI Tecmo related games, you guys come here for that good stuff! Square-Enix announced during their conference that Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be receiving a demo ahead of it’s July release, coming on PS4 and Nintendo Switch June 27th.
Along with a demo for you to try out, a new gameplay trailer was shown off, dubbed “The World of Dragon Quest Builders 2”, you can see how good the game looks along with what it will offer in the RPG, Combat and Building departments.
You can check the full trailer below:
Dragon Quest Builders 2 releases for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch on July 12th in both Europe and North America.
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Unless you have been living under a rock the past few decades, you’d know that it is E3 next week (June 11-13), the biggest gaming expo around the world. With an event of this size it is no wonder that KOEI Tecmo will be showing off titles. However with Sony dropping out from this years event what would KOEI Tecmo be able to show?
This year is going to be all Nintendo from the looks of things, as they are a big player on the E3 playing field. The three major titles that KOEI Tecmo are involved in will be Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Dragon Quest Builders 2 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If Dragon Quest Builders 2 doesn’t get featured on Nintendo’s Treehouse livestreams, it will more than likely appear during Square-Enix’s conference – showing both the PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions.
We hope to see some decent play time with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 as well as any more information we can scrape from Fire Emblem Three Houses, which looks to bring great strategical action to the table.
With Sony not turning up, we can safely say there will be no information regarding the upcoming Ni-Oh 2, which recently got a closed alpha test. There is a slight chance A.O.T 2: Final Battle will show up, but that will simply depend if the Nintendo Treehouse team decide to play it.
As for new titles or reveals? We do hope to hear something new from KOEI Tecmo, and the most likely reveal would be a new collaboration with Nintendo, perhaps even a sequel to Hyrule Warriors or another Warriors mix with a Nintendo IP.
Either way, there will be three titles definitely shown for us all to look forward to seeing, with new details and full gameplay. The three games in question release throughout July 2019.
What are you hoping to see at E3 2019 from KOEI Tecmo? Would you like to see a new collaboration effort? Let us know in those comments!
Dragon Quest Builders 2 was yet another title mentioned during the Nintendo Direct last week, showing some footage for the western release of the title and a locked in release date. Though the Direct only showed off the Switch version, Square-Enix soon after confirmed the same release date for the PS4 version of the title.
Square-Enix also published some details for the game, which you can read below:
As the follow up title to the critically acclaimed 2016 game, Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest Builders 2 packs in even more content and unlimited building combinations in an all-new original story with new characters, world, and gameplay to satisfy longtime fans and newcomers alike.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 introduces online multiplayer for the first time, allowing up to four friends to play together and create something truly magnificent. It also features a plethora of new gameplay enhancements, including the ability for players to:
–Construct bigger structures with more variety and options than before,
–Travel faster by soaring, swimming and dashing through the expansive world,
–Inspire villagers to help out alongside them,
–Create their own farms and raise a multitude of crops,
–Divert flowing water to create your own rivers, waterfalls, and swimming holes,
–First-person mode and more.
You can also check out the Nintendo Direct footage below:
Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be launching July 12th in both US and EU for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Are you excited to get in some Dragon Quest shenanigans with friends this July? Let us know in those comments!
As we have reported before, KOEI Tecmo is working alongside Square-Enix on their upcoming Dragon Quest Builders 2 game, focusing on their “action segment” gameplay. The game itself launches this week (20th December to be precise) in Japan, and is planned to release in the West sometime during 2019.
The game will be coming to both PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and both will be receiving post-launch content in the form of DLC throughout 2019. So far two pieces of content have been detailed, which you can find the full details below:
Add-On DLC #1 (April 2019)
20-plus item recipes
Add-On DLC #2 (May 2019)
10-plus item recipes
What the item recipes and system additions are specifically we will have to wait and see for Square-Enix to reveal more information about them.
Now onto the meat of this story, an almost 5 minute trailer featuring a lot of what the game offers, which you can view below:
Dragon Quest Builders 2 is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2019 for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on Dragon Quest Builders 2? Are you up for it’s 4 player co-op mayhem? Let us know in those comments!
As has been known for a while now, KOEI Tecmo is working alongside Square-Enix for the upcoming Dragon Quest Builders 2 game (the battle mechanics specifically), and some interesting Multiplayer based news has come out from a recent issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump.
Shōnen Jump has revealed that up to four players can join and play together in Dragon Quest Builders 2, with the ability to use ingame gestures to communicate with each other, customisation options to create your unique character and even be able to drive around in a bug-like vehicle together. This is a first for the Dragon Quest Builders series with the first game being predominantly single player, so it should be a lot more fun with some pals in toe.
Below you can find a brief look and explanation of the four player multiplayer (click to enlarge the scan):
By progressing through the story, you will be able to play multiplayer on the base Vacant Island. By building with everyone and showing off your island, the range of play will expand. If you just want to show off the island you created, you can also set it so that other players cannot break or place objects.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 releases December 20th in Japan for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and will be arriving sometime in 2019 for the Americas and Europe.
What are your thoughts on Dragon Quest Builders 2 having four player multiplayer? Will you be picking up the game? Let us know in those comments!
On Wednesday, Square-Enix broadcast a livestream for their upcoming title Dragon Quest Builders 2. During the broadcast (which you can view fully below) they announced that KOEI Tecmo was working with them on improving the ‘action segments’ of the game.
For those who don’t know, Dragon Quest Builders series is a mix of RPG and Mincraft-style crafting/building.
This isn’t the first time KOEI Tecmo has worked alongside Square-Enix, with their most recent partnership being Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT. They have also worked on the Dragon Quest Heroes titles.
What have KOEI Tecmo actually been doing within this game however? It looks like they have been working on the actual combat mechanics within the game, which the first game fell short with. Making the game much more fluid in this department. Along with all this news Square-Enix announced that the game will be releasing December 20th 2018 in Japan, while a 2019 release scheduled for the West.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be releasing for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on KOEI Tecmo being involved with this games development? Would you like to see KT do more similar partnerships? Let us know in those comments!