Dragon's Dogma II gets first gameplay trailer at PlayStation Showcase 2023
Announced about one year ago during the 10 Years of Dragon's Dogma Digital Event, Capcom gave fans a long-awaited first-look trailer for Dragon's Dogma 2 during today's PlayStation Showcase 2023. The new footage is our first-ever look at the follow-up to 2012's cult-classic action RPG, as well as a smattering of voice-over and lore information for fans to speculate on.
Set forth on your grand adventure, Arisen! Dragon’s Dogma is a single player, narrative driven action-RPG that challenges the players to choose their own experience – from the appearance of their Arisen, their vocation, their party, how to approach different situations and more. On your journey, you’ll be joined by pawns, mysterious otherworldly beings, in an adventure so unique you will feel as if accompanied by other players while on your own adventure. All of these elements are elevated further by the latest in graphics, artificial intelligence (AI) and physics technology to create a truly immersive fantasy world in Dragon’s Dogma 2.
Capcom confirmed last year that much of the original staff behind Dragon's Dogma would return for the sequel, including Director Hideaki Itsuno, Art Director Daigo Ikeno, and Kenichi Suzuki as Project Lead. Alongside the first-look trailer today, Capcon announced that Dragon's Dogma 2 will be a single-player narrative driven action-RPG. Both the Pawn system and monster climbing (of course) will return in the sequel as well. Finally, it was also reiterated that Dragon's Dogma 2 is built on Capcom's RE ENGINE.
Today's news revealed that Dragon's Dogma 2 is currently slated for release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and on PC via Steam, though a release window has not been announced.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 is the highly anticipated action-RPG successor to the cult-classic Dragon’s Dogma released in 2012. Dragon’s Dogma 2 boasts a richly detailed and deeply explorable fantasy world created using immersive physics, character AI and the latest in graphics from Capcom’s RE ENGINE. This single player narrative driven action-RPG challenges players to use their creativity and curiosity to shape their own experience. Whether it is your Arisen’s vocation, the Pawns selected for your party, or your approach to multi-faceted gameplay situations, the world of Dragon’s Dogma 2 revolves around choice. Both your party of Pawns and enemies alike will react dynamically to your actions on the battlefield, whether you cling to the backs of monsters or seek to dispatch them from afar. Your vocation allows you to choose your playstyle, and whether you will use swords, bows, or potent magick to bring your foes to heel.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 is now in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.
• A Grand Adventure – Dragon’s Dogma 2 begins in a subterranean jail, where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories. With their heart taken by the Dragon, the Arisen is set on a path to slay that symbol of the world’s destruction as it soars through the sky on massive wings, breathing flames that scorch everything in its path. With the Arisen’s future veiled in mystery, what challenges and triumphs await on the path to their destiny?
• Single-Player Cooperation – Up to three mysterious otherworldly beings, known as Pawns, accompany the Arisen throughout their journey. Pawns create the feeling of a cooperative gameplay experience by offering unique characteristics, skills, and knowledge gained from their experiences with other Arisen.
• Made with RE ENGINE – Capcom’s advanced RE ENGINE produces vividly detailed, high fidelity graphics combined with immersive physics and complex and reactive character AI to create a setting where decisions, and their consequences, come to life.