Dragon Quest Builders 2 digital pre-purchases and DLC

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 is heading to the Nintendo Switch in just a few short months. If you’re an eager fan who doesn’t want to waste a second upon release, you can pre-order your digital copy right now from the eShop.

There’s an added incentive to pre-ordering besides saving time. Players who pre-order will also receive special in-game bonuses when the game launches on July 12.

Nintendo dropped more Dragon Quest Build 2 news on us today, providing us with details of the downloadable content heading to the game post-release.

A total of four DLC packs are planned, one free and three paid. The content will be rolled out over several weeks beginning July 26. The packs offer content like new locations, additional recipes, new quests and a variety of customizable options like clothes and hairstyles.

Here’s the lowdown:

  • Knickknack Pack (July 26, Free) – This free pack includes three recipes to create a Pretty Paddle, Celebratory Soup and Ornate Adornment so players can celebrate every New Year with some Hotto flair.
  • Hotto Stuff Pack (July 26, $5.99) – This pack includes more than 40 recipes to design and decorate structures that look similar to The Hotto Steppe – a popular resting area in a distant land where visitors take a sweat break from their weary travels. Players will also get access to an additional island to gather material that they’ll need to build these recipes.
  • Aquarium Pack (Aug. 2, $9.99) – Check the mailbox on the Isle of Awakening to discover a fishing island with a net full of quests and characters to meet. Learn how to catch 40 different fish that can be added to a DIY aquarium. Unlock the fishing rod as well as customization options, including swimwear, straw hats and a ponytail hairstyle.
  • Modernist Pack (Aug. 9, $9.99) – This pack includes more than 70 different recipes to construct modern-looking structures, as well as additional hairstyles and clothing. Players can take their architectural skills to the next level by building a fashionable luxury hotel.

You can purchase any one of these packs separately or bundle it together in the Season Pass. Naturally this comes at a discounted price, setting you back $20.99. You’ll save about $5 this way. As with the pre-ordering, players purchasing the Season Pass will also be privy to certain in-game bonus items, though it’s not been revealed exactly what this entails just yet.

The sequel to Dragon Quest Builders combines RPG and crafting elements. Players gather materials to create everything, from weapons and buildings to entire towns. The game also supports both local and online co-op play, so you can gather up to four budding Builders to explore together.

Another nice little bonus for fans: anyone with save data from the original Switch game can craft the Legendary Builder’s outfit and the Dragonlord’s Throne.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is heading to the Nintendo Switch eShop on July 12. Will you be pre-ordering the game? Let us know your reaction to this news below.

Source: Nintendo

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