Capcom has recently made an announcement that has ignited excitement among gamers. On November 28th, they will be hosting a showcase to delve into the long-awaited Dragon’s Dogma 2, a sequel to their highly regarded oddball fantasy RPG first released in 2012. As fans eagerly anticipate more information about the game, it’s worth reflecting on what made the original so captivating and what players can expect from its sequel.
One of the standout features of the original Dragon’s Dogma was its captivating combat mechanics. The sight of a small protagonist fearlessly climbing giant monsters was enough to keep gamers hooked. The sheer joy of engaging in monster-stabbing action made the experience even more exhilarating. Thankfully, the sequel seems to be keeping the essence of this combat system intact.
While fans eagerly await the announcement of Dragon’s Dogma 2’s release date, a recent leak has sparked speculation. The European ratings board PEGI briefly listed March 22nd, 2024, as the release date for the long-anticipated sequel on all platforms. Given that Capcom’s financial year ends on March 31st, it would make sense for them to aim for this release window. However, it is essential to take this leaked date with a grain of salt as it could potentially be an inadvertent mistake on PEGI’s part.
The Dragon’s Dogma 2 showcase, scheduled for November 28th, promises to provide fans with a wealth of information. The 15-minute stream will feature director Hideaki Itsuno and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi discussing various aspects of the game. From the thrilling Shadow Of The Colossus-style giant battles to other exciting features yet to be revealed, this showcase is sure to build anticipation among fans.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 aims to build upon the success of its predecessor by delivering an even grander experience. Players can look forward to epic battles, immersive day/night cycles that add depth to the game world, and an expanded Pawn system. The latter, which allows players to recruit non-playable characters to fight alongside them, was a popular feature in the first game. Reports suggest that Pawns in the sequel will be even more lively and engaging, enhancing the overall experience.
In a hands-on preview of Dragon’s Dogma 2, our own Edwin highlighted the familiarity of the game’s opening story beats and combat system. However, he also mentioned the intuitive nature and visually stunning abilities of the game’s various classes. While the similarities to the 2012 original might raise a few eyebrows, it’s important to remember that sequels often build upon established foundations to deliver a refined experience, and Dragon’s Dogma 2 is no exception.
As the Dragon’s Dogma 2 showcase draws nearer, fans can’t help but speculate about what surprises and innovations await them in the sequel. From revamped combat mechanics to expanded features and a potential release date on the horizon, the excitement is palpable. Whether Dragon’s Dogma 2 lives up to its predecessor’s reputation or surpasses all expectations, only time will tell. Until then, fans eagerly await the next tidbits of information about this highly anticipated sequel.