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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Game Reveals Akira Toriyama's Design for Malroth

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Character to be ally in upcoming PS4, Switch game

Square Enix and this year's 19th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed Akira Toriyama's design for the character Malroth in Square Enix's Dragon Quest Builders 2: Hakaigami Shidō to Karappo no Shima (Dragon Quest Builders 2: God of Destruction Malroth and the Empty Island) game on Monday.

Malroth is the name of the final boss from Dragon Quest II. In Dragon Quest Builders 2: Hakaigami Shidō to Karappo no Shima, Malroth will serve as an ally to the protagonists, although he has amnesia.

Toriyama also designed the game's female and male protagonists. The protagonists are the descendants of the legendary builders who once saved the world.

The protagonists wash ashore on "Empty Island," surrounded by rotting casks and driftwood. As the name suggests, there are no people, no towns, and no houses on the island. There is, however, an unnatural shrine-like object atop a rocky mountain.

Square Enix will release the sequel for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The new game will also feature the ability to swim underwater, to have water on top of high locations, and to make waterfalls.

Square Enix released the first Dragon Quest Builders "sandbox action RPG" on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in January 2016 in Japan.

The game is set in Alfegard, the setting of the original Dragon Quest game. The story follows an alternate ending of the game where the hero accepts the Dragon Lord's offer to rule half the world. The player takes control of a new hero to rebuild the land.

Square Enix released the first game in North America and Europe on the PS4 (digitally and physically) and PS Vita (digital only) in October 2016. The game received a release on the Nintendo Switch in North America on February 9 and in Japan on March 1.

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