As first reported by Gematsu, the Japanese magazine known as Weekly Shonen Jump has revealed some pretty neat features that we can expect to see in the upcoming Dragon Quest Builders 2.

Among the info drop, there was perhaps one bit of news that piqued my interest the most, and that's the announcement of Materials Island. As the name might suggest, the island offers bountiful resources and, if you meet certain conditions, you'll be able to craft unlimited amounts of some frequently used items at the workbench.

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If that's not already reason enough to make the trip, then you might be interested to know that Materials Island is also where you'll find the winning creations of the 'Builders 100 Landscapes' contest.

You might remember that, back in February, Square Enix asked players to submit their best creative work from the original Builders game. And now, the top 100 have been selected and put into the sequel, which is obviously a pretty great prize. If you fancy checking out those winning builds, you'll want to go ahead and click right here.

Other cool features that we can expect includes a mechanism that will shift and respond to magnetic floors. Then there's the Trampoline item, which, well, allows you to jump quite high.

On top of that, we're also getting display signs that are used to write down little messages. And last, but by no means least, there's the launch tube, which is used to launch fireworks – yes please.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to Japan first on December 20th for Nintendo Switch. We still don't know when in 2019 we can expect the western release of the game, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we do.