Dragon Quest Builders 2 - Weekly Jump details Monzola Island, Chako and Bananzo

Weekly Jump has shared a new look at Dragon Quest Builders 2, which details Monzola Island and the characters Chako and Bananzo. Get all the details below.

Restore the Rich Greenery of the Island that Turned Barren

In Dragon Quest Builders 2, you can experience various types of building. On the newly discovered Monzola Island, it seems that the soil has rotted and the crops are not growing. Solve this problem and restore the island’s plantation together with its inhabitants.


An inhabitant of Monzola Island. A self-proclaimed field farming prodigy, she is trying to restore the greenery of Monzola Island, as well as its former plantation.


An inhabitant of Monzola Island. An old man with rough hair and a beard. While he works with Chako in field farming, he no longer seems to be very interested due to the influence of the Hargon Order.

Building is Bad!?

In this world, the Hargon Order spreads the doctrine that “building is bad” to the people in order to obstruct builders.

The Babango Fruit Rotting the Soil

The direct cause of the rotting soil is the Babango Fruit. This pink-colored fruit will sometimes appear around the island, and when it explodes it rots the soil.

Familiar Monsters from Dragon Quest II Aplenty

Familiar monsters from Dragon Quest II will appear, including the iron ant, orc, and badboon.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - another batch of screens

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The corrupt cleric Hargon and the God of Destruction Malroth were defeated, and a short period of peace came upon the world. However, the threat of the “Hargon Order” was reemerging upon the world! The Hargon Order, which plans to destroy the world, was trying to eradicate the Builders, whose power to build things make them an enemy in the Order’s eyes.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 - details on Lulu and Ship Captain

The following information comes from Gematsu...

A young girl who washes ashore Vacant Island with the protagonist. She compares the builder apprentice protagonist to her father, who was a first-class builder.

Ship Captain
The captain of the boat that shipwrecked and washed ashore Vacant Island. He can escort you to nearby islands by boat.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - more gameplay footage

This footage comes from the live-stream feature that Square-Enix held in order to reveal the game's Japanese release date. If you already watched that full live-stream event, you've seen all this footage. For those who don't feel like sitting through that entire stream, you have all the gameplay bits above!

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - Weekly Jump gives information on Lulu and more

The following translated details come from Gematsu...

- you, who descended from the legendary Builder, wash ashore on an uninhabited island as following a certain incident
- you meet a boy named Malroth
- fight alongside him, gather materials and make buildings, and survive
-  Hargon Order that is trying to destroy the world will block the protagonist’s path forward
- name of the uninhabited island is literally “Vacant Island”
- survive on an island that currently has nothing
- Vacant Island is the base of your adventure
- build rooms and tools to make it more comfortable
- island may be empty, but it is filled with dreams
- procure food, cook, and explore the mysterious ruins
- captain of the shipwrecked ship will send the protagonist to nearby islands by boat
- Lulu is the daughter of a first-class builder, she cares for the builder apprentice protagonist and washes ashore on the island with him/her

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - another batch of screens

Dragon Quest Builders 2 has been confirmed for a Dec. 20th, 2018 launch in Japan, and Square-Enix has put out a batch of new screens to go along with the announcement. No word on the North American or European release at this time, but it's almost guaranteed we won't see this game until 2019.

Dragon Quest X: Ep. 4.3 - more screens and art

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Square-Enix has shared another batch of screens for Ep. 4.3 of Dragon Quest X, which is launching soon. I guess we can just look at the screens and pretend like we get to enjoy the game itself!

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - Two trailers, digital-only bundle, first-print bonuses, TGS 2018 appearance, Experience Tour detailed

Earlier today we shared news of Dragon Quest Builders 2 launching for Switch on Dec. 20th, 2018 in Japan. Since then, Square-Enix has shared more details on the game and upcoming promotional plans.

First up, Square-Enix revealed a special digital-only bundle for the game launching alongside the standard 7,800 yen version. This 9,700 yen digital-only bundle includes the game, two post-launch downloadable content packs, and an early unlock of the “Yuubon Sunglasses.” First-print copies of the physical edition, as well as digital edition purchases before January 20, 2019, will include the “Slime Tower” recipe.

Continuing on with bonuses, early eShop purchases will include the “Heroes Pixel Decoration” recipe set. Various retailers will offer up different “Crest Blocks” as an early purchase bonus. The list of retailers and their bonuses is as follows.

Amazon Japan – Crest Block: Solar
Ion – Crest Block: Star
7-Eleven Shopping – Crest Block: Moon
Loppin / Lawson HMV – Crest Block: Water
GEO / Game Tsutaya / Tsutaya Online Shopping / Yamada Denki – Crest Block: Life

Square Enix themselves will be offering a special Dragon Quest Builders 2 origami set for those who purchase from their e-Store.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is going to make its playable debut at TGS 2018, running from September 20th to 23rd. There will be a special stage event for the game held on September 22 at 14:00 JST.

If you can't make it to TGS 2018, no worries! Square Enix will also be holding a Dragon Quest Builders 2 “Builders Experience Tour” at five locations in Japan. The locations/dates are as follows.

October 6 and 7 – Osaka: Aeon Mall Sakai Kitahanada
October 13 and 14 – Chiba: Aeon Mall Makuhari Shintoshin
October 27 and 28 – Sapporo: Aeon Mall Sapporo Hiraoka
November 24 and 25 – Aichi: Aeon Mall Okazaki
December 1 and 2 – Saitama: Aeon LakeTown

The last piece of information shared is that Koei Tecmo is actually involved with the game. Square-Enix brought them on-board to help flesh out the action sequences in the game.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 dated for Japan

Square-Enix held a live-stream presentation for Dragon Quest Builders 2, during which they showed off a lot more footage of the game. The presentation also include confirmation that the game will see release in Japan on Dec. 20th, 2018. No word on the North American or European release dates at this time.

Thanks to Nintendaan and Felipe for the heads up!