...it actually has proper progression. You'll receive quests from quest givers, delve into dungeons to find specific items, and have to rebuild the dilapidated kingdom of Alefgard to protect it from evil do-ers. The quests and dungeons in particular are short and have rewarding goals. Being a Dragon Quest game it also has quite a few more RPG elements than its source material, and as you progress through the game you'll level up, find magic equipment, and be able customize your character.
That sound like quite a big change to Minecraft to me. In fact it sound very similar to what makes terraria not just 2d Minecraft, and what would make me interested in playing the game.
I hope this comes to America, I was never interested in Minecraft's Multiplayer anyways.