Dragon Quest Rivals - more footage

Dragon Quest Rivals is a digital collectible card game published by Square Enix. This game lets players create a deck of cards featuring characters and monsters throughout the Dragon Quest franchise and battle it out in turn-based combat with a variety of different strategies.

Embark on an all-new adventure to rebuild a broken world in Dragon Quest Builders 2


Thursday, February 14, 2019 — LONDON (14th February 2019) – Today, Square Enix Ltd., announced that the block-building role-playing game DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™ 2 will bring a charming single-player campaign and new robust multiplayer building mode to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on 12th July, 2019.

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS that debuted in 2016, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 packs in even more content and building combinations in an all-new original story with a new world, new characters and new features.

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 introduces online multiplayer for the first time, allowing up to four friends to play together and create something truly magnificent. There’s also a plethora of new gameplay enhancements, including the ability to:

Create bigger structures with greater variety and options than ever before

Travel faster by soaring, swimming and dashing through the expansive world

Inspire villagers to help you, creating their own farms and raising helpful crops

Divert flowing water to create new rivers, waterfalls and swimming spots

See your world in a completely new way, with a new First-Person mode… and more!


The evil Children of Hargon are determined to eradicate all creators and have outlawed the building, cooking, and creation of all things. In an attempt to spread their destructive dogma, the calamitous cult captures the builders of the world. All hope seems to be lost until you, a young apprentice builder, manage to escape from the clutches of evil.

After washing up on the shores of the deserted Isle of Awakening, you encounter the spirited Malroth, a mysterious youth with no memory of his past. With the help of your fearless new friend, you embark on a grand adventure to gather the skills required to become a fully-fledged builder, but the road you build is paved with peril. Only you can defeat the Children of Hargon, uncover the secrets of Malroth’s past, and unravel the riddles of this mysterious land.

Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, Dragon Quest XI S, and Astral Chain to include Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Korean support

Nintendo has shared some great news for those living in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and South Korea. A number of games discussed during yesterday's Nintendo Direct will include Traditional/Simplified Chinese and Korean support.

The games to include that support are The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, Dragon Quest XI S, and Astral Chain. Even better, all of these titles will release in these areas at the same time as the rest of the world.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - DLC Pack No. 1: Japanese-Style Pack screens

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The Dragon Quest Builders 2 “DLC Pack No. 1: Japanese-Style Pack” is set to launch February 28th, 2019 in Japan, and is priced at 700 yen. This pack includes 20 Japanese-style materials, including various colors of Japanese-style lanterns, hanging scrolls, onigiri (rice balls), elegant wall blocks, Japanese-style futons, pine trees, and more.

Dragon Quest Rivals announced for Switch in Japan, available today

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While Switch owners in NA/EU got their handful of free goodies today, our friends in Japan got one more title we didn't. Square-Enix revealed and released the Dragon Quest digital card game Dragon Quest Rivals in Japan today. The game is available for free, but has microtransactions.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 details DLC Pack 1: Japanese Style Pack, and a separate update

As previously announced, Square-Enix hosted a Dragon Quest Builders 2 live-stream to showcase “DLC Pack No. 1: Japanese-Style Pack.” We learned that the pack will launch in Japan on February 28th, 2019 for 700 yen. Here's what the DLC pack will include, as well as the separate update hitting on the same day.

DLC Pack No. 1: Japanese-Style Pack

Decorative Furniture
Water wheel
Katana decoration
Big bell
Bag of rice
Onigiri set
Dumpling set
Giant mallet
Walls, Flooring, and Stairs
Gravel flooring
Elegant wall
Ply wood wall
Wooden room divider
Rope ladder
Doors, Windows, and Roofing
Wood sliding door
Fusuma (sliding screen)
Ranma (transom window)
Tiled roof
Tiled roof decoration
Tiled roof: countertop
Demon decorative ridge-end tile
Paper lantern
Stone lantern
Living Furniture
Tea table
Pawlownia-wood drawer chest
Wall-Mounted Furniture
Hanging scroll
Farming and Animal Keeping
Rice plants
Consumable Items
Rice plant seeds
Soba seeds
Shake onigiri
Zaru soba
High-grade zaru soba
Tempura soba
Sweet rice water
Jipang sheet music
Intermediate Materials
Washi (Japanese paper)
New Materials Island
Wabisabi Island

February 28 Update (Separate from Add-On)

“Bulletin Board” information display change
Prizes will be presented to the top users on the Bulletin Board Daily Ranking (1st Place: Gold Medal, 2nd Place: Silver Medal, 3rd Place: Bronze Medal, 4th through 8th Place: Commemorative Medal)
Camera perspectives added to Photo Mode
Facial expression change feature added to Photo Mode
Water can now be displayed through glass
Ability to upload Cultivation Island to the Bulletin Board added
Doors can now be opened on switch
Cabinets, drawer chests, and big closets can now store items other than armor and clothes
Increased the amount of dyes obtainable from crops

Square-Enix announces Dragon Quest: Your Story, a 3DCG movie

Square-Enix has revealed Dragon Quest: Your Story, a full 3D CG-animated movie based on Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. The movie is planned to release on April 2nd, 2019 in Japan. Here's the a breakdown of who's working on the movie thus far.

Original Work and Supervision: Yuji Horii
Music: Kouichi Sugiyama
Overall Direction and Script: Takashi Yamazaki (Always: Sunset on Third Street, Parasyte, Doraemon: Stand by Me, etc.)
Direction: Ryuichi Yagi, Makoto Hanafusa

Dragon Quest X - Japanese commercial for the week of Feb. 12th, 2019

I guess Square-Enix really is going to continue releasing new commercials for Dragon Quest X on a weekly basis. Let's see how long they can keep this up! I think we're about 6 deep now!

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - “DLC Pack No. 1: Japanest-Style Pack” dated, live-stream event coming

Square-Enix has announced that Dragon Quest Builders 2 “DLC Pack No. 1: Japanest-Style Pack” is set to launch late February 2019 in Japan, and is priced at 700 yen. This pack includes 20 Japanese-style materials, including various colors of Japanese-style lanterns, hanging scrolls, onigiri (rice balls), elegant wall blocks, Japanese-style futons, pine trees, and more.

To further showcase the content, Square-Enix is going to host a DLC Pack No. 1 live-stream on February 13th, 2019 at 21:00 JST.