Dragon's Dogma 2: release date speculation, trailers, gameplay, and more 1

In a world where even the smallest audiences are being catered to with sequels like Neo: The World Ends With You and No More Heroes 3there’s basically no game that doesn’t have a chance to come back in some form. In one of the latest examples, a small but passionate fanbase has been waiting patiently for a sequel to the very ambitious Dragon’s Dogma. This action RPG came out next to some stiff competition in 2012, and despite having some great mechanics and systems plus a re-release, it never hit mainstream success. With the creator and director moving on to work on other games, this series was presumed dead for a long time.

As soon as Capcom announced that it would be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Dragon’s Dogma, fans immediately predicted the announcement of a sequel. After all, why else would Capcom celebrate an anniversary for a franchise it had no intention of continuing? As it turns out, we were all correct. Dragon’s Dogma 2 is finally being worked on. The excitement of this announcement has spilled out beyond the fans of the original, leading many to wonder why they should be excited about this sequel. For all that and more, here’s everything we know about Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Release window

Dragon's Dogma 2 key art featuring a knight with a fiery hole in their chest.
CAPCOM

The unfortunate part of the announcement for Dragon’s Dogma 2 is that this is likely still a long way off from being completed. The biggest clue to this is that the game was revealed not with a trailer or even concept art, but with a T-shirt. Even after the trailer we got at the PlayStation Showcase in May 2023, there was no hint at when the game would arrive.

Platforms

Dragon's Dogma 2 Pawns key art.
CAPCOM

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is confirmed to be coming to the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam.

Trailers

10 Years of Dragon’s Dogma

Dragon’s Dogma 2’s reveal came during a special 10th-anniversary video for the first game hosted by Itsuno. In the video, he expresses his gratitude to all the fans and goes on to share some details about how that original title was made.

You can check out the video yourself, but it is almost a short history of Itsuno’s career and inspirations. It is all very interesting but not exactly related to Dragon’s Dogma 2.

The very end of the video, however, is where they make their important unveiling of Dragon’s Dogma 2 via T-shirts with the game’s logo. Itsuno says he’s “Sorry to keep you waiting. Dragon’s Dogma 2 is currently in development!”

While this seems strange, it isn’t the first time Capcom has revealed a game this way. Resident Evil 2: Remake was also initially revealed via a T-shirt, so perhaps this is a new marketing tactic for the company.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 – 1st Trailer

The first true trailer came in May 2023. This gave a glimpse at the world, some characters, and even gameplay. Nothing solid was shown about the story, except that the Arisen seems to be a major player in the world.

Gameplay

A dragon landing in a fiery landscape in Dragon's Dogma 2 key art.
CAPCOM

Dragon’s Dogma 2 will be developed on the RE Engine, which has powered such titles as all the Resident Evil games from RE: 7 onward, as well as Street Fighter 6 and more.

The footage we’ve seen in the first trailer looks to be exactly what fans hoped a Dragon’s Dogma 2 would be. There are massive monsters, large environments, tons of weapons and builds, and cities to explore. The ability to climb and attack these beasts like a mini-Shadow of the Colossus is back and looks more fun than ever. We even see some small amounts of destructible environments, as well as what looks like some magic to create objects to cross gaps.

In addition to your traditional swords, there are lots of magical options on display, including massive spells and a bow that fires homing magic arrows.

Multiplayer

A sphinx in Dragon's Dogma 2.
CAPCOM

If Dragon’s Dogma 2 is like the first, multiplayer will be completely asynchronous. However, if Capcom wants to go beyond just the pawn system and actually let players team up, then we’d be all for it. At the very least, multiplayer will probably be an optional feature, much like it is in the Souls games. We see large parties in combat and even some minor celebratory interactions between characters, so it may go full-on co-op.

Preorder

A dark medusa in Dragon's Dogma 2.

We’re multiple years away from Dragon’s Dogma 2sadly, so it will be a long time yet before preorders are open. Whenever that time does finally come, however, we will be sure to share all the editions, prices, and anything else you need to know right here.

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