Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma getting medieval in early 2012

Tuesday, 12th April 2011 16:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It was true: Capcom announced Dragon’s Dogma at Captivate last week, and the open-world, action-RPG puts players in a fantasy setting where a dragon has descended upon a village to steal the chosen one’s heart. Shots and video.

After having his heart yanked out by a dragon, our hero – still alive of course – must search out the dragon in order to reclaim it.

It’ll be no easy ride: you and three AI partners will be tasked with saving villagers, killing large mythological beasts such as a Hydra and a Gryphon, and finding out why the hero is the dragon’s chosen chap.

It all looks very lovely, and we were not only surprised to learn that it was an truly open-world game, but that all of the NPCs in the game will be fully-voiced as well.

The game is under direction from DMC alumni Hideaki Itsuna and Resident Evil 4 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Itsuna told us last week that this game has the largest development team than any other project at Capcom – but more on that later this week.

Dragon’s Dogma is slated for an early 2012 release on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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  1. Blerk

    Hmm. The text sounded promising and the screenies look alright, but the video’s a bit…. hmm.

    Everything looks too fast and doesn’t seem to have any ‘weight’ behind it. It’s almost like they set out to do a Demon’s Souls but got sidetracked and went a bit Devil May Cry.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Also, AI-controlled team. Brr. :-(

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    This is on my “must have” list. I mean, from what I saw, etc, I am crossing my fingers that it’s going to be rather good. We’ll have more on this later in the week etc. Promise! :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    So tell me, are the lead character’s names Ryu and Nina by any chance?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Blerk

    What’s with the soundtrack suddenly going all ‘wailing guitars hair-metal’ in the middle there, too? :-D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @5 Hey, at least it’s not nu-metal.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. distraet

    I was feeling this, but then I turned on the sound.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Christopher Jack

    Woo! We need more Open-world RPGs. Fallout, Elder Scrolls & Fable are some of my favourite games but none of them have gotten it quite right, they always fail in one important area.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Regardless of my gripes, this is the most interesting Capcom project in a long time for me. Fix those things and don’t stuff anything else up, lads. And lose the hair-metal. :-D

    #9 3 years ago
  10. KrazyKraut

    some kind of demons souls? just more colors.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Dark

    looks ok , but the gameplay is too fast for an RPG game.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    Yep agree there. Looks interesting enough to keep track of.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. ManuOtaku

    I never heard of this game before, but for what i do see, it is looking good, i will keep an eye on this one for now on.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. fortelv999

    replace those devil may cry with breath of fire on the credited guys and i would just put myself in cryo-sleep until it was released…

    seriously, make BoF VI for NGP at least… please :)

    #14 3 years ago
  15. typeface

    This game pretty much feels more like Lost Planet went Medieval really which is probably why I’ve got little to no faith in this. I wonder if people have forgotten how bad LP2 actually was. It’s not too difficult for them to go on a similar path with this game.

    A better wrpg fix probably would be KoA:Reckoning and of course there’s always Dark Souls for Demon’s souls and even possibly a Demon’s Souls 2 maybe.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Gheritt White

    Sure to be full of *really* fucking annoying NPCs, per every JRPG ever.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    I am sold.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. UuBuU

    Screenshots look amazing. I agree with Blerk about the video though – i’m slightly less impressed.

    Also, the lack of a PC release is disappointing. RPGs can only ever be “good” or occasionally “great” on consoles in my opinion. To even to be in with a chance of being “incredible” or “one of the greatest of all time”, it has to be on PC and has to be fully modifiable.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. DaMan

    Dunno about annoying npcs, but fortunately it obviously won’t have a dull battle system reminiscent of tinkering with folders on the desktop, which put me off playing any wrpg apart from Fallout /TES and the likes.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Bloodyghost

    LOOKS DAMN GOOD! Reminds me of Elder Scrolls meets Demon Souls. Looks VERY promising. I will be keeping a close eye on this.

    I also think the voice acting in the trailer was better then most english voice actors in Japanese based games ESPECIALLY JRPG games.

    I LOVE the people behind this too, and the fact that most of Capcom is going behind this makes it all the more better.

    I want it!!

    Also I yelled DAMN when I saw those great animations.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. AHA-Lambda

    looks neat enough but generic fantasy doesn’t particularly appeal to me so….

    also what’s with the mad guitar riffs in the middle of the trailer? O_o

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Bloodyghost

    @21 I know. That kinda caused me to laugh but HOPEFULLY that wont happen again.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Rosseu

    don’t make me buy this crapcom :(

    This looks like a faster and a more open demon’s souls. Looks really good tbh.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Bloodyghost

    @23 A faster, brighter, more fantasy oriented Dark Souls more like it.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. DaMan

    looks nothing like DS to me, that game is a dungeon crawler a la King’s Field, this one looks more similar to an open world rpg ie Xenoblade or FF XII.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. The_Red

    3 AI controlled team mates… Capcom… Lost Planet 2… Trouble. Still, the game looks fun. Could be some kind of next-gen Monster Hunter.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. YoungZer0

    @2: Wow, disinterested very fast.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. joseangelhe

    I want this.

    @4 We could only wish…

    #28 3 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    @26: Why not just release a Monster Hunter for PS3 instead?

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Ireland Michael

    @28 I was hoping someone might get the reference.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. joseangelhe

    I’ve been waiting for a new Breath of Fire for waaay too long

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Cangriman

    First of all, my first post since I join this site.

    I really have to said, that I liking that style of gameplay. Really fast, and I hoping it does really deliver.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. ThatVirtualGuy

    It looks like Capcom might have taken something from the Monster Hunter series from times gone by. looks like a more fast paced Dragon Age or a more intense Elder Scrolls.

    #33 3 years ago