Dragon Quest Builders 2 Preview (Switch)

**Last updated on March 29th, 2021 at 10:24 am

Release Date
July 12, 2019

Game Size
1.4 GB

Square Enix

Adventure, Simulation, Action RPG

To stop the worshippers of an ancient evil, you must join forces with the mysterious Malroth and build a ravaged world into the realm of your dreams. In this RPG adventure, you’ll explore huge islands, gather and craft with materials, design towns, level them up, and defend them from monsters and bosses alongside townspeople. As you progress, you’ll unearth crafting and building recipes. Dash, glide, swim, fast travel, and play in optional first-person perspective as you try to find them all. In the Isle of Awakening, you and up to three other Builders can explore together in local wireless*; or play online** together too.


Go on an adventure to gather, craft, and build a fantasy world of your making and defend it from monsters.
Play and experiment to unlock crafting and building recipes in this RPG adventure filled with exploration, questing, and challenging battles
New content: fast travel, swimming, dashing, gliding, first-person perspective gameplay
Become the Builder to rebuild a ravaged world.
Choose a female or male Builder as you navigate islands with Malroth and fight against the Children of Hargon
Share the experience with other Builders.
Play with up to 3 other players via local wireless* or online** on the Isle of Awakening
Take screenshots with Snapshot Mode
Save favorite creations using the Magic Pencil
Additional recipes with DLC*** and by having save data on your system for the first DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS game.
Upcoming DLC will allow you to expand your craft and open additional islands
Save data from the first game will add recipes to craft the Legendary Builder’s outfit and Dragonlord’s Throne

Get Dragon Quest Builders 2 on the eShop

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Ben T.


IT professional by day, RPG enthusiast by night. Owner, webmaster, and content creator for this site. Dog dad and fan of dark beers.

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3 years ago

I just bought Dragon Quest Builders 1 (in English) for the Nintendo Switch yesterday. I am loving it! I am also playing through Dragon Quest 1 in Japanese. The SFC remake that has both DQ1 & DQ2 in the same cartridge. It is cool how the story is linked between the original game and the Builder version.

Once I finish playing through DQ2, I will be ready for Dragon Quest Builders 2!

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