LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the DRAGON QUEST® franchise, SQUARE ENIX® today announced that DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ will arrive in North America in October 2016. In this all-new building adventure, players will use their creativity to gather and combine a variety of unique tools and materials in order to rebuild Alefgard, a realm destroyed by the menacing ruler of the monsters, the Dragonlord.
The title offers sandbox gameplay combined with an immersive story and allows players to interact with a host 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. With an easy-to-learn and quick-to-master control system, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS will have builders of all skill levels creating masterpieces in no time.
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS will arrive in October 2016 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and digitally on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system at North American retailers, the PlayStation®Store, and the Square Enix Online Store (https://store.na.square-enix.com/).
To watch the DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS announcement trailer, please visit: https://youtu.be/_iSRidjaAWw.
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 awoken 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.
Finally, to continue the celebration of the 30th anniversary, DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below™ will be offered at a discounted pricing on STEAM® and the PlayStation®Store until May 31. PlayStation®Plus members can also purchase the game with an additional discount during this time.
This title is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 45 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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