One of 2012’s underrated game was Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma, a large expansive RPG with very solid gameplay mechanics and a few flaws, that sold and reviewed relatively well. Fans have been waiting for a while for news on a possible sequel, and Capcom have answered their prayers, Dragon’s Dogma Online. Unlike the first game it will be free to play, have online multiplayer and will make the series debut on PC.
Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free to play title that will be releasing in Japan later this year for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and on PC. Unlike the previous game, there has been no announcement for the game releasing on the Xbox 360. It will be the next game after the original and the Dark Arisen update and we are quite fond of the series, check out our review here. The new title will be free to play and will have online co-op multiplayer, a feature that was not in the previous titles.
First thing, is the first trailer for Dragon’s Dogma Online:
The game will be set in a new location, Lestaria, where you will play as the role of an awakened. The game will have towns and lobbies as central hubs where up to 100 players can chat, mingle, walk around, browse equipment and form parties. Furthermore there will be new additions to the series in the lobbies, such as the ability to craft equipment.
Whilst the previous title had you in a party of up to 3 Ai partners called Pawns, you can partner up into parties of 4 with other players exploring the land and taking down massive beasts. The option to play with Pawns is still present.
The game’s combat will be largely the same as the previous game, focusing on using party tactics and weakness against enemies and being able to climb on the bigger monsters to deal damage to weak spots. Of course the monsters have various attacks and can even be enraged. As a part you have specific roles from choosing classes and currently four classes have been revealed so far:
- Fighter – a damage dealer that uses melee weapons
- Priest – a magic user that focuses on healing and buffs
- Hunter – a quick and nimble attacker equipped with a bow
- Shield Sage – a tanky role with magic capabilities
As with the previous Dragon’s Dogma, magic and abilities are essential in surviving in the game so having the right loadout is important. To compensate players and their pawns are able to change their class at any time.
Capcom have also revealed some images about four new NPCs, who are part of the White Winged Buddha Corps and are vital to the game’s story:
Lestaria itself is a brand location in the series with three areas being revealed so far. Capcom have revealed that they will be adding new areas to the open world of the game with quests that could have 8 players, in the near future. The three areas of Lestaria’s open world revealed so far include:
With so many new additions, one of the previous game’s strength are the enemies. Three new enemies have been revealed and all look equally terrifying and gritty:
And lastly, some assorted gameplay screenshots with some familiar monsters returning:
Dragon’s Dogma is a 2012 Adventure, Action RPG developed by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, headed by Devil May Cry 2, 3 and 4 director Hideaki Itsuno. The game is set in a medieval fantasy setting of monsters and sorcery, where the player assumes the role of the Arisen, who has their heart stolen by a dragon. It had a large expansive open world, solid gameplay mechanics and a focus on the ability to grab and climb various large enemies. The game also had a pseudo multiplayer component, where players can create companions called Pawns that could be lent to other players around the world. An update to the game titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was released in the following year, which added a new area and fixed many of the issues in the base game. You can read our review of the game here.
Dragon’s Dogma Online will be releasing in Japan later this year for the PS3, PS4 and PC. It will be completely free to play and will have a large focus on multiplayer. There has been no announcements of a international release so far.
Source Article and Images – Gematsu
Source Article – Gematsu
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