Whether it’s pride in a new property doing well or Capcom being Capcom, the publisher has big plans for the future of Dragon’s Dogma. The company announced that two new game modes will be available to download by the end of the year: Hard Mode and Speedrun Mode. Best of all, both modes will be free.
Looking further ahead, Capcom announced that the first “major expansion” for the game will be released in 2013. Capcom is still keeping the details close to their chest (they wouldn’t even confirm if it’ll be DLC or a retail release), but they did reveal that it’ll be titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. However, they did release the trailer above, so check it out.
Capcom has announced they’ve shipped over one million copies of their dragon-slaying action RPG, Dragon’s Dogma, worldwide.
“Dragon’s Dogma set a new record in Japan for sales volume of an entirely new brand in its first week for releases during the past decade. Worldwide shipments have surpassed one million. As a result, Dragon’s Dogma has become Capcom’s 55th title to top the one million level, demonstrating once again that Capcom ranks among the world’s leading game producers in terms of technical and development skills.”
Because of its success, the publisher also announced plans to sequelize Dragon’s Dogma right away, so be on the lookout for Dragon’s Dogma 2 sometime in the near future.
But that’s not for lack of trying. A ton of new releases broke into the top ten this month including Max Payne 3 (#2), Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (#3), Sniper Elite V2 (#7), and Dragon’s Dogma (#9). But I guess they didn’t put up the sales numbers to compete with last May’s biggest game, L.A. Noire.
The complete top ten can be found after the break. (more…)
Capcom has announced that Dragon’s Dogma, their open-world dragon-hunting game, will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 22. And to encourage gamers to take a chance on this untested intellectual property, Capcom is bundling a download token for a Resident Evil 6 demo with the game.
Capcom also seems to be encouraging gamers to purchase Dragon’s Dogma on the Xbox 360 as the token included in that version will grant access to the demo on July 3. PS3 players will have to wait until September 4 to download the demo with their tokens.
The demo will eventually be released to the general public, but exactly when that will be is still up in the air.
As is customary nowadays, several retailer-specific pre-order bonuses will be offered for Dragon’s Dogma. Pre-ordering from GameStop will net you the Pawn Upgrade Pack, “which will give players additional Rift Crystals allowing them to rent higher level experience Pawns from the outset.” Best Buy is offering the Armor Upgrade Pack (which is pretty self-explanatory) and Amazon will have the Weapon Upgrade Pack (also rather self-explanatory).
At Capcom’s Captivate event last week, a new IP for high definition consoles was announced: Dragon’s Dogma. Players explore this open-world fantasy setting and take down various beasts. While Capcom conceded a similarity to Monster Hunter, the team differentiated the title by saying this will have an overarching story. The player is accompanied by three party members, ‘Pawns’ who you can issue orders to, but an undefined multiplayer mode has been confirmed to be in the cards.
Dragon’s Dogma is scheduled to come out early next year and you can get extended impressions over at the PlayStation Blog or from Capcom themselves right here:
From the creators behind some of Capcom’s best action games, including the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry 4, comes their next opus, Dragon’s Dogma. Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma is a unique action experience that blends exciting and fulfilling combat with the freedom to explore and interact in a rich, living and breathing world. With your party of three you set out on an epic adventure to track down and destroy a mysterious dragon. Along the way you’ll encounter some of the biggest and baddest beasts ever to roam the land, and only skilful play and tactical teamwork can save the day.
Capcom Japan has launched a countdown site for a new project they’re calling DD for now.
The countdown features a silhouetted dragon in the background and it’ll expire on April 12th. Coincidentally, the embargo on news from Capcom’s Captivate 2011 event (which is being held right now in Miami) will also expire on the 12th.
As for what the mysterious dragon and the “DD” refer to, we may have a lead on that as well. Andriasang translated a tweet from Breath of Fire V director Makoto Ikehara where he complains that the “DD” in the URL will lead gamers straight to Dragon’s Dogma, which Capcom filed a trademark for a few days ago.
Does that mean the clock is counting down to Breath of Fire VI: Dragon’s Dogma? There’s no way to be sure (short of crashing Captivate), but the clues point to yes.