Dragon's Dogma II unveiled at the 10 Years of Dragon's Dogma Digital Event
The wind is finally pushing Dragon's Dogma into the long-awaited mainline sequel announcement. Capcom has announced Dragon's Dogma II at the 10 Years of Dragon's Dogma Digital Event that was mentioned in their Capcom Showcase 2022 livestream earlier this week.
Hideaki Itsuno, the director of Dragon's Dogma, made the exciting announcement near the end of the event at 11:39 down below.
Nothing else was revealed about the sequel aside from its logo. No release platforms were shared, nor a release date or window.
Hideaki Itsuno returns as the Director of Dragon's Dogma II, alongside Daigo Ikeno as its Art Director and Kenichi Suzuki as its Project Lead. Japanese news outlet Famitsu has confirmed that Dragon's Dogma II will be utilizing Capcom's internal RE Engine which they've done for many of their recent games, such as the remake of Resident Evil 2 and 3, Monster Hunter Rise, and Devil May Cry 5. Capcom will be using it for the upcoming release of Street Fighter 6 too.
Still, Dragon's Dogma II has been a long time coming. Since its initial release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May 2012, it received an enhanced version titled Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen in April 2013. It added a brand-new zone to explore, along with a few quality-of-life enhancements. The Dark Arisen version would later be re-released on PC in 2016, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One in 2017, and the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Several other Dragon's Dogma projects also released before Dragon's Dogma II was announced. Dragon's Dogma Online was a Japan exclusive MMORPG that released in August 2015; it has been shut down and is no longer in service. Dragon's Dogma received an anime adaptation recently through Netflix in September 2020 as well.