Dragon Quest Builders’ Shinjuku station campaign adds interactive monsters

Walking corpse, ghost, and Dragonlord added. Slimes updated.

Square Enix has added new monsters to the pillars that make up the “Shinjuku Monster Road” part of Dragon Quest Builders‘ block-removing campaign at the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Station’s Metro Promenade.

Here’s what’s new:

Three Monsters Added

01. Walking Corpse

Dragon Quest Builders

In Dragon Quest Builders, the “sweet breath” of the walking corpse tempts adventurers into a sleep, but for its Shinjuku experience, a sensor detects approaching commuters and sprays a sweet fragrance.

02. Ghost

Dragon Quest Builders

A ghost that wears a witche’s hat. In Dragon Quest Builders, when it gets dark outside, the cute, but a somewhat eerie creature appears. For its Shinjuku experience, the ghost is invisible, but when you use the flash from a smartphone camera, the ghost emerges. This is done via a special printing technique called “Ninjaink.”

03. Dragonlord

Dragon Quest Builders

The last boss of the original Dragon Quest. He is a huge dragon with a human form that planned to conquer the world. In Dragon Quest Builders, he gives you the option, “If you become my ally, half of the world is yours.” If you choose “Yes,” it’s game over. But for its Shinjuku experience, the Dragonlord says, “If you become my ally, half of Shinjuku is yours.” If you accept the Dragonlord’s offer, there is a QR code you can scan…

Two Monsters Updated

04. Slime

Dragon Quest Builders

The mascot of the Dragon Quest series. Although the slime was already featured on a pillar poster in the Shinjuku station, this is a “soft slime” with a realistic texture that you can touch.

05. Metal Slime

Dragon Quest Builders

A monster known to flee upon encounter, this is a slime made of special metal. It is famous in that defeating it rewards users with high experience points. Although the metal slime was laready featured on a pillar poster in the Shinjuku station, just as it does in the game, it appears to have ran away. Please, as there is a possibility it’s still nearby, by all means try searching for it.

Dragon Quest Builders is due out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita on January 28 in Japan.

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