Dragon Quest Builders coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 9

Dragon Quest Builders - Japanese cover art, preorder bonus

The Japanese cover art for Dragon Quest Builders is looking pretty spiffy! If you're planning on grabbing a physical preorder from Japan, you might want to know that Amazon Japan is offering a download code for a recipe to craft a Slime Lamp, as well as recipes to make Slime Eyes and Mouth ornaments.

Dragon Quest Builders - Japanese trailer, gameplay footage, release date and demo incoming

Dragon Quest Builders has gotten a release date for Japan. The Switch version is coming out March 1st, 2018, and will cost 4,800 yen (roughly $42). On top of that, a demo has been announced for Japan as well, which is due out Feb. 1st, 2018.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Dragon Quest XI live-stream event airing in Japan on Dec. 19th, 2017

Square-Enix has yet another live-stream event coming up for Dragon Quest XI. The stream will be airing via NicoNico on Dec. 19th, 2017. The game's director and producers will be on-hand for the event, but we're not quite sure what the point of the stream is. Square-Enix has outright stated that there won't be any new info coming from the stream.

NCSX import - Dragon Quest Slime slippers

Retire your bunny slippers and slide your feet into a pair of Slime Slippers instead which are available in blue or silver slime variations. The slippers are "free size" and should fit most adult human feet outside the courts of the National Basketball Association.

Grab yours here

Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown - commercials

Hey Square-Enix, perhaps with your newfound appreciation for the Switch, you could see it fit to bring Dragon Quest X stateside! There are plenty of fans here who want to give the game a go. I mean, why not put a poll out there and gauge interest?

Square-Enix to aggressively make games for Switch, no IPs ruled out

As we just mentioned a few minutes ago, Square-Enix is big on Switch. They're ready to really start pouring some support out for the system. Here's the latest tidbits from the company themselves.

- Project Octopath Traveler and Dragon Quest XI Switch seem on-track for next fiscal year
- Switch’s momentum is strong and Nintendo doing great is good for Square-Enix.
- Switch is ideal for middle-range games, which Square-Enix is good at making, so they will work on these aggressively
- when considering games for Switch, Square-Enix won’t rule out any IPs
- this includes new ones, currently active ones and not-active ones
- new Switch games may become multi-platform, but Square Enix promise to “aggressively make games for Switch”

Dragon Quest X: Version 4.0 - another round of screens

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Wouldn't it be nice to play Dragon Quest X? It's gotten support for so long, yet we never saw it release outside of Japan. Seems like such a shame.

Dragon Quest XI Switch to use Unreal Engine 4

Dragon Quest head honcho Yuji Horii has confirmed that the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI is going to utilize Unreal Engine 4. The Switch version is using Unreal Engine 4.15, while the PS4 version was running on Unreal Engine 4.13. Now we just sit back and wait for the game to actually get finished!