Dragon Quest Builders is an upcoming “block-make RPG” that is set in the land of Alefgard from the very first Dragon Quest game. Kazuya Niinou revealed on his Twitter account that he’s directing the upcoming title.
Kazuya Niinou started out working with Atlus as a director for Trauma Center: Under the Knife, and he also wrote out the plans and specifications for the very first Etrian Odyssey title as the director.
After Atlus, Niinou worked with Imageepoch on titles such as 7th Dragon and Criminal Girls. In recent years, he’s been working as an assistant director for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it was reported earlier that he was working on plans for an unknown title for the company, too.
While it has yet to be revealed that Dragon Quest Builders is the title that the Etrian Odyssey creator has been planning out, we now know that he is the director for the upcoming title.
Dragon Quest Builders might look kind of like Minecraft with Slimes instead of Creepers, but it actually has a pretty interesting story about how the Dragonord took over the world after vanishing the Hero, and it’ll be up to you to rebuild it and defeat the darkness. You can read more about it in our previous report.
Dragon Quest Builders will release in Japan this winter for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita.