Dragon Quest Builders details land of Merkid

The first area players will explore in the upcoming RPG.

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Square Enix has released a new set of Dragon Quest Builders information and screenshots detailing Merkid, the first area players will visit in the upcoming block-making RPG.

Get the information below.

Merkid’s Topography

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Merkid is in ruins when you first visit it. You’ll clearly see the remnants of a fortress city that once was.

In addition to Merkid’s grassy plains, there are also poisonous swamps, rocky mountains where gas-shooting monsters roam, and more.

Discover Mysterious Caves

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During your adventure, you’ll come across dungeon-like caves. Inside these caves, there may be valuable materials.

Gates to Unknown Areas

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As you progress through the story, you’ll gain access to “Travel Gates,” which will send you off to new areas.

Unique Characters

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By listening to what the people living in the game world have to say, you can get hints that help in reviving the town. These are important characters that will become guides on your adventure.

Rolondo is the bearded and dignified son of the former mayor of Merkid. What’s written in the “Merkid Record” book he possesses will apparently help in the town’s revival.

Prinn is a girl overlooking the town’s reconstruction. She’ll present the hero with a variety of requests.

You’ll also come across characters left behind in monster dens. You can drive away the monsters, save them, and bring them back to town.

Gather the Masses

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Gathering townsfolk is indispensable to the town’s development. Players should explore a variety of areas in attempts to locate and return people who have been scattered to the town.


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Outside of town, the hero will face a variety of creatures, including the Dracky, Droll, and Skeleton. A large number of Drolls roam the poisonous swamp zone. You’ll come across the Skeleton early on in the game.

Dragon Quest Builders will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan on January 28.

View the new screenshots at the gallery.

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