Dragon's Dogma 2

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Name Dragon's Dogma 2
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Developers Capcom
Publishers Capcom

Dragon's Dogma 2 is the next and upcoming installment in Capcom's Dragon's Dogma series. The game was dramatically revealed to be in development by Dragon's Dogma director, Hideaki Itsuno, at the end of the Dragon's Dogma 10th anniversary celebration video. While details are sparse, expect the game to come out on PC, and next-gen consoles, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The game is being developed on Capcom's RE engine. The engine, designed to create Resident Evil 7, has since been used to make many of Capcom's big names, including Monster Hunter Rise, Street Fighter 6, and another game directed by Hideaki Itsuno, Devil May Cry 5.

Back in 2020, Capcom had been subjected to a ransomware attack that leaked their game development roadmap for the following four years. Among the leaked titles were Dragon's Dogma 2, expected to be released in the second quarter of 2022. While this date has long passed, the game was eventually officially announced to be in development in June 2022. The following months were relatively quiet in regards to Dragon's Dogma 2 development updates, but on the 31st of December, 2022, director Hideaki Itsuno made an announcement on Twitter that the game has been developing well and to stay tuned for more interesting updates.


Dragon’s Dogma II will begin the cycle anew.

What is Dragon's Dogma 2?

Dragon's Dogma 2 is the greatly anticipated sequel to Dragon's Dogma, initially released in May 2012. The game was announced to be in development on June 17th, 2022 by director Hideaki Itsuno during the 10th anniversary celebration video for the game series. Not much has been announced as of yet, except that is it currently in development.




What to expect in Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon's Dogma 2 Story & Setting

Dragon's Dogma takes place in Gransys, one of many duchies and kingdoms in the game's world. The game makes mention of many other regions however, such as Hearthstone, Mercedes' homeland, Meloire, where Lady Aelinore hails from, the wastelands to the west of Gransys, an area dubbed 'the mainland' where the Grand Cathedral and Great Library are situated, and so on. We expect Dragon's Dogma 2 to take place out of Gransys and in one (or more) of these other nations.

Though the setting for Dragon's Dogma 2 may be different, the premise of it's story may be similar, with the player character ending up as the next Arisen and needing to seek out the Dragon with the help of their companions.


Pawns in Dragon's Dogma 2

Pawns played a big role in Dragon's Dogma not only in terms of gameplay, but also story. In the 10th Anniversary celebration message for Dragon's Dogma, director Hideaki Itsuno explained that while he envisioned Dragon's Dogma being an offline single-player game, he wanted there to be some feeling of connection with other players and characters, like in an online game. With this in mind, he and the team created the Pawns - support-oriented AI NPCs that feel and act like online companions. Being able to fully customize the player's main Pawns, from appearance to vocation, made them feel more attached to their Pawn. Moreover, the Pawn system allowed players to show off their creations through lending, hiring, and gifting other player Pawns

Expect these trusty companions to make a comeback in Dragon's Dogma 2 to call out enemy weaknesses, provide the player crucial buffs and healing, and to make an impact in the story. Whether the game will feature more multiplayer features than the exchange of Pawns between players is yet to be determined.

Dragon's Dogma's unique combat system

Being a fan of action games, Dragon's Dogma Director Hideaki Itsuno hoped to combine the essence of combat from action games missing from typical RPGs, and the storytelling aspects of RPGs together in Dragon's Dogma. To add to this, Art Director Daigo Ikeno in the Dragon's Dogma 10th anniversary video expressed his observation that many standard action RPGs that introduced giant and epic creatures ended up having combat systems that only allowed players to hack at the monster's feet. With Dragon's Dogma, they hoped to mix this up and introduce a dynamic combat system.

One such mechanic is the use of magic in game. In Dragon's Dogma, the Arisen's energy is used up based on the power of the spell used. Conjure up a powerful enough spell and the Arisen is left breathless and panting, requiring a few seconds to recover before they can cast another spell. The most noteworthy combat mechanic, however, is Dragon's Dogma's grabbing and climbing mechanics. Besides just getting to use your weapons on an enemy, the Arisen and their Pawns are able to interact directly with enemies and the environment around them, such as grabbing an explosive barrel to throw at enemies, grappling an enemy to give your allies a chance to land a hard hitting move, or pushing enemies off of cliffs or other such environmental hazards. Not only can the player character do this, but enemies too. Gryphons, cyclopses, hydras and the like will pick the Arisen up to drop them from a height or lock them in place for a devastating move. The Arisen can do this to their Pawns too, though not to the Pawn's benefit. Large monsters and bosses cannot be grabbed or grappled, but instead they can be climbed on. While climbing on a monster, depending on your vocation, you can send a flurry of dagger strikes or cast a spell onto any of the monsters body parts - the head, torso, second head, eye - and not just have to slash at the monster's feet.

We expect all of these unique combat mechanics, and more, to make a return to Dragon's Dogma 2.


Dragon's Dogma 2 Platforms

With Dragon's Dogma as a reference, it is expected that Dragon's Dogma 2 will be available on the PC, as well as the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation®5. Get ready to experience the beautiful landscapes of Dragon's Dogma with next generation graphics.


Dragon's Dogma 2 System Requirements

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