Dragon Quest Builders is looking mighty fine

Square has put up a collection of new screenshots of Dragon Quest Heroes and boy does it look great. The aim is to rebuild a city that has fallen on hard times by gathering natural resources and fighting off the pests that threaten it, and getting the citizens back to work.

Yes, it might just be a big MineCraft rip off, but there looks like enough of a difference to ensure this will be huge in Japan thanks to the DQ badge, and popular enough elsewhere to merit translation.

UPDATE: Newer pics here.

A few more pics on 4Gamer.net (Japanese). That last shot shows a portal you can use to zip around the map to new areas of the world.