While many fans may have been disappointed that Dragon’s Dogma 2 didn’t make an appearance during Capcom’s showcase, they shouldn’t be now.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 is now in development, Dragon’s Dogma Director Hideaki Itsuno confirmed. This came after the Dragon’s Dogma 10th-year anniversary live stream that happened earlier today. The game will be developed using the RE Engine, which seems to be the engine Capcom has been utilizing in all of their Triple-A titles. However, apart from that, we didn’t hear anything more about the upcoming title – no release date, no teasers, nor any screenshot images. I guess we’ll just have to continue the wait.
Dragon’s Dogma was a real-time combat-focused action RPG that gained popularity due to its very intelligent AI party member design and its very deep combat mechanics that allowed players to be flexible with their fighting style. However, the sequel came in very late because even with its very unique game design and deep combat systems, the game flopped financially. This made justifying a sequel very hard for the development team behind Dragon’s Dogma, even though the game was a critical success and a loyal fanbase has been asking for a sequel for a long time.
Speculations about Dragon’s Dogma 2 has been around since two years past when Capcom suffered a very heavy leak, which indicated that the game was in fact in development. Only now did Capcom formally recognize this and announced officially that the game is in the works. However, the game is still under wraps, and we’ll have to wait and see for Capcom’s next steps for the franchise.