All 180,000 blocks part of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia and Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Builders block-removing campaign at the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Station’s Metro Promenade have been removed. Approximately 1,500 people participated in the process that started at 7:00 a.m. Japan time today and finished by 10:30 a.m.
If you’re not up to date, on January 25 Square Enix lined up part of an 80-meter wall in the Metro Promenade with 180,000 blocks that made up an image of the Dragon Quest series’ various monsters. Today, Square Enix asked commuters to help remove blocks to ‘defeat’ the monsters and reveal a special poster underneath.
People of all walks participated in helping remove the blocks, including businessmen and moms passing by with their children. Social idol group Notall, who appeared in a Dragon Quest Builders TV spot, also showed up to remove some blocks.
Dragon Quest Builders is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in Japan.