Dragon Quest Builders 2 Director Departs from Square Enix

More free content has been added to the game, as well.

08.24.19 - 11:58 AM


Dragon Quest Builders 2 recently launched for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in July, receiving critical acclaim (we liked it!) and offering another delightful building experience for fans. However, now that development on the game is complete, it seems that Builders 2's director, Kazuya Niinou, has left Square Enix.

According to Niinou: "With development on Builders 2 completed, I have left Square Enix. To Naoki Yoshida, Noriyoshi Fujimoto, Takuma Shiraishi, all of my colleagues, and everyone who enjoyed the games I made, thank you so much! I truly appreciate your support. I have been at Square Enix for about seven years now (my longest yet!). I felt a little burned out with Builders 2 and wanted to try out a development cycle different from Square Enix, so I set out for a new development environment."

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Screenshot

In other Dragon Quest Builders 2 news, the final free update for the game recently came out, and it includes a bunch of nifty additions. This includes new epilogue content for several characters, an increased number of save slots, and more. You can find a full list below.

  • New "Where are they now?" story content has been added for certain characters who appeared in the main scenario

  • The number of Buildertopia islands that can be stored at one time has been increased to three

  • The number of save slots has been increased to three

  • New hairstyles have been added to the dressing table

  • A new plant growth option has been added to the Settings menu

  • The cursor speed for the Buildnoculars can now be adjusted from the Settings menu

  • Five new items have been added that can change the weather on certain islands

  • The number of rooms that exist on an island will now display when the game is paused

  • The speed of the animation when learning a recipe using gratitude points has been adjusted

  • The action of waving the war banner after the game has been completed has been adjusted

  • An arrow indicating the direction that certain objects will face now displays before they are put down

  • Other miscellaneous fixes

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Screenshot

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