DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 demo out on June 27, 2019

Plus watch the new E3 trailer and find out about preorder bonuses
By Duncan Heaney

It’s not long until DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is out - the game’s set to release on July 12, 2019.

Before that though, here’s something that will - heh - build anticipation further: a free demo of the game will be available to download on the PS4 from Thursday 27 July.

It gives potential builders some hands-on time with the gameplay - even in this small block of the game, you’ll be able to construct some impressive creations.

The demo also introduces some of the new characters and a look at the story, which sees you and your allies prepare for battle against the Children of Hargon in a bid to bring the power of creation back to the land.

New E3 trailer released

You can get a taste of what’s to come in the full game in our new trailer. It highlights the new building mechanics, as well as some of the new tools you can construct.

You can also see some of the new environments you can scour for materials (including underwater!) and see powerful combat options to use against the world’s most dangerous beasts.

Take a look:

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 Digital Deluxe Edition and Season Pass

As well as the standard edition of the game, you can also get the DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 Digital Deluxe Edition. This includes the Season Pass, which gives you access to three DLC packs after launch - each full of recipes, hairstyles, clothing and new areas to explore.

The Season Pass will also be available to buy separately. Here’s what it gives you:

  • Hotto Stuff Pack - gives you more than 40 recipes, so you design and decorate structures in the style of the Hotto Steppe - a popular resting area in a distant land. In addition, you’ll be able to explore an all-new island that contains the materials needed to build these new recipes.

  • Aquarium Pack - There’s something a bit fishy about this DLC. You can visit a new fishing island awaits you, where you can learn how to catch and breed 40 different fish. Not only that, but they can that can be added to your own DIY aquarium. You also get a new fishing rod tool, as well as a new customisation options that fit into the watery theme.

  • Modernist Pack - Bring a little of the 21st Century into the world of DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS. This set provides more than 70 recipes for modern-looking structures, hairstyles and clothing. You can build a luxury hotel, modern condominiums and more!

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is available to preorder now and will release on July 12, 2019.