Capcom backing PS4: Panta Rhei engine announced, new IP ‘Deep Down’ looks like Dragon’s Dogma 2

Thursday, 21st February 2013 00:34 GMT By Dave Cook

Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono took to the stage at Sony’s PS4 reveal event tonight, to pledge the publisher’s support for the console with a new engine codenamed Panta Rhei.

The engine will harness next-gen technology, allowing Capcom to take its games in bold new directions. Ono showed a new IP concept running on the engine, a new IP codenamed ‘Deep Down’. It looked like Dragon’s Dogma 2.

It showed a heavily armoured knight fighting a dragon in an icy cavern. It told players to ‘conquer their fear’ or ‘die a coward’. It then showed a social concept that saw the knight asking fellow PS4 players for help in taking down the monster, and in sharing resources.

Get our full coverage of the PS4 reveal event here. And don’t forget to check out the Deep Down trailer.



  1. Wychodzew

    The graphics were impressive. Let’s see if Witcher 3 can keep up with it.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    You know, as soon as Ono came out, I got all excited and thought he was going to show the new Darkstalkers.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. unko capcom

    Junk codename

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Mike W

    His your chance Crapcom to redeem yourself.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. manamana

    C’mon! It looked fucking awesome! If it isn’t a Aliens CM scam, it’s friggin great as a game.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stardog

    Game of the show this one. No real gameplay though. If it’s like Dragon’s Dogma it will suck.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. stalepie

    @5: I was thinking, couldn’t Aliens: CM (E3 version) run on PS4 if any of these demos are accurate? Maybe we’ll see an updated ACM.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. manamana

    @7 sadly I believe that we will never see a decent Aliens game. Never.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Night Hunter

    For me the whole thing had a kinda Dark Souls-ey vibe

    #9 2 years ago
  10. dotfaust

    As a huge Dark Souls fan, this was the game of the night for me! I’ve still only played a demo of Dragons Dogma though… Seemed pretty cool!

    #10 2 years ago

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