Square Enix has released a new set of Dragon Quest Builders details and screenshots, introducing equipment and the game’s first boss battle.
Get the information below.
■ Equipment and More
The materials you create on your adventure will allow you to make various recipes and items to benefit the world’s revival. You’ll also be able to create familiar Dragon Quest series equipment to attach to your character, including weapons, armor, shields, and equipment. You can equip up to five things at once, and they’ll be reflected visually on your character, as well.
Some of the recipes you can learn to make new items can be obtained by handling requests from monsters.
Initially, you’ll use your equipment to break down the terrain (for material). But the terrain you can break down varies based on the weapon you’re using, so you should test out various weapons. For example, the “Big Hammer” is best for breaking down stone, while the “Stone Axe” is best for breaking down trees.
You’ll learn special skills as you progress through the story, including attacks with wide range that you can use not only to battle monsters, but to break down a large part of the terrain at once.
■ Big Bosses
The first boss battle you’ll encounter is in Merkid against the Golem enemy. He’ll slam down his fists and throw large rocks that endanger the town. You can set traps for the Golem to activate. At times, he’ll break his posture and fall to the floor, opening your opportunity to attack.
Dragon Quest Builders will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan on January 28.
View the screenshots at the gallery.