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Capcom launches 10th Anniversary website for Dragon's Dogma

Could this mean a sequel is finally on the way?

Capcom has opened a 10th Anniversary website for Dragon's Dogma, the RPG released back in 2012.

Doesn't seem like it was that long ago, does it? We feel really old now.

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Announced in 2011 and initially released for PS3 and Xbox One, the Hideaki Itsuno and Hiroyuki Kobayashi-lead game was Capcom's foray into the brutally competitive world of the big-budget action-RPG, and it was a hit with players. The game shipped over 1 million copies within its first month of release and over 1.3 million units lifetime.

An enhanced version with additional content titled Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen was released for the game's original consoles in 2013, then later ported to PC in 2016. It was then released to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017, and Nintendo Switch in 2019. It has sold over 4 million units as of press time.

The open-world game puts players in a fantasy setting where a dragon has descended upon a village to steal the chosen one's heart. After having his heart yanked out by a dragon, our hero must search out the dragon to reclaim it. 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.

A sequel was reportedly in development as far back as 2012, with Hideaki saying at the time that only 60-70% of his ideas for the original made it into the final game. One of these ideas was quest creation, and possibly a bigger game world because the original only contained two-thirds of what Hideaki originally wanted.

But instead of working on the sequel, Hideaki went on to lead Devil May Cry 5 which was released in early 2019. He then went to work on his next project. Could it be Dragon's Dogma 2? Only Capcom and Hideaki know at this point, but a sequel would be nice. Very nice, indeed. Maybe the Anniversary website is a stepping stone to an announcement. Let's hope.

Until then, we'll just have to get our fix by playing the game again, or giving the Dragon's Dogma anime series a watch on Netflix.

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