Minecraft? More like Slimecraft.
Sony announced today that Dragon Quest Builders is coming to North America this October for PlayStation 4 and Vita. The announcement comes as part of the series 30th anniversary today, celebrating the release of the original Dragon Quest for the Nintendo Entertainment System. A boxed copy will release for the PS4 game, but the Vita version will be digital only. Builders is a spin-off of the Japanese role-playing game series usually known for turn-based combat, but this title takes a lot of its inspiration from the mega-hit Minecraft. That’s one of the most popular games of all time, so it’s not a bad choice if you’re going to ape off something (Minecraft has sold over 70 million copies across all of its many platforms). You can watch the cinematic trailer below to see what we’re talking about.
Building things one block at a time? It certainly does look like Minecraft.
“Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox action RPG where your imagination is the limit!” Sony noted on its blog. “Everything plays out in real-time and the world is made entirely of blocks (although it may not look that blocky), and you can use these blocks to build pretty much whatever you want.”
Dragon Quest Builders came out in Japan earlier this year. Sony noted that it’s trying to bring more games in the franchise to the west, which included Dragon Quest Heroes last year.