The first Dragon Quest Builders game will come to Windows PC via Steam on February 13th, 2024, according to an official announcement from the publisher Square Enix today. The Dragon Quest meets Minecraft mashup originally launched in October of 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and eventually made its way to mobile devices.
The upcoming PC release will launch with the “Terra Incognita” DLC bundled in at no additional cost, and a bundle will be available that will also include Dragon Quest Builders 2, which launched in 2018. If you’ve already purchased the sequel, you’ll be able to buy the first game at a discounted price. Square Enix has kicked off preorders for the game today.
The PC version will also get a few upgrades to gameplay, where you’ll be able to place blocks with a single mouse click and be able to destroy blocks and items more easily. An “Undo Button” has been added so that you can more quickly restore your work. A feature from the sequel called “Big Bash” has been retrofitted into this game – it allows you to destroy simultaneously destroy objects within a set range.
Collectible items in the form of NPC and monster figures will be available in the game, and “Pixels” can be collected and exchanged for items. Buildings can also be converted into “Build Cards” which can then be shared with friends online to have those buildings show up on their islands.
Terra Incognita, the free DLC bundled into the game, includes several giant posable monster figures that you can place in-game, an astronomy set that will light up the night sky with ten stars and planets, a ‘Pixel Ring’ which bestows more Pixels when defeating enemies, and a magic carpet you can craft to ride through the sky and explore.