Dragon Quest Builders game coming in October
Another Dragon Quest title discounted until May 31
You've got one primary mission in the new Dragon Quest Builders video game: to rebuild Alefgard. That's the way Square Enix sees fit to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the game franchise, at least. The game will be released for the PS4 and PS Vita in October.
The title offers sandbox gameplay combined with an immersive story and lets players interact with a number of iconic characters and monsters. Players can let their imagination run wild to create an infinite variety of structures, in response to extravagant requests from citizens eager to find new homes.
The makers describe the game this way: "A long time ago, the realm of Alefgard was engulfed in an ongoing battle between the humans and the monsters. A celebrated hero stood up and confronted the Dragonlord, the wicked king of the monsters, to try to put an end to the conflict. Through his vile trickery, the Dragonlord deceived the hero into a false deal, and Alefgard was destroyed in the process. The few survivors were robbed of the power to build and scattered around the world to live out their lives in despair and apathy. The very idea of creativity and imagination became mere legend, and mankind was reduced to a meager existence, surviving only by scavenging what remained among the ruins for centuries to come.
"Until one day, a new hero is awakened by the spirit of the land – one who will become the Legendary Builder, within whose fingertips dwells the long-lost power of creation. Rebuild the ruined realm in your own image and bring an end to the Dragonlord’s reign of evil once and for all."
As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary, Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below will be offered at a discount on Steam and the PlayStation Store until May 31. PlayStation®Plus members can also purchase the game with an additional discount during this time.