Dragon’s Dogma 2, the sequel to the cult-hit action RPG Dragon’s Dogma, officially gets a release date. Fans have been waiting for a sequel for a long time, and after its announcement last year, the clock started ticking for the upcoming release. We finally have a final release date after steady and periodic updates and teases.
Capcom announced the title’s launch date in a 13-minute Dragon’s Dogma 2 showcase video. Hideaki Itsuno, creator and director of Dragon’s Dogma 2, and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi presented the upcoming game to everyone. The game will launch on March 22, 2023 for gamers on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
But the release date isn’t the only thing Capcom shared during the showcase. We also got some important details about the title. For starters, the game takes place in a parallel world. The game’s sequences still follow the first game. The player’s heart is occupied by a Dragon, creating the Arisen. We will have two main kingdoms to explore: the human-ruled Vermund and the Beastern nation of Battahl. There are a few other locations you can explore.
We also get a first look at the brand new enemy in the game. It’s called Talos, and it’s a giant with several weak points around its body. The player gets a say in how they want to take down the enemy, and honestly, the boss looks stunning.
Pawns also get an overhaul where they can all be unique, making them a fun party member. Finally, Trickster, a new calling, is introduced, the impressive character creator is showcased, and we get a look at Drake and Dulahand in action, two enemies in the game.
Pre-orders for Dragon’s Dogma 2 are live
Capcom also launched a pre-order campaign for Dragon’s Dogma 2 on all platforms. This is the first Capcom title priced at $70, and the pre-order comes with some deals. The game will launching in two editions – standard and deluxe.
With the standard edition of the game, you only get the game. However, the Deluxe Edition gets you the “A Blessing for Adventurers – New Journey” package. It includes the following:
- Explorer’s Camping Kit – Camping equipment
- Dragon’s Dogma music and sound collection – custom sounds
- Harpysnare Smoke Beacons – Harpy Lure Item
- Heartfelt pendant – a thoughtful gift
- Ambivalent Rift Incense – Change the pawn’s tendencies
- Makeshift Prison Key – Escape from Prison!
- Art of Metamorphosis – Character Editor
- Wakestone – Bring the dead back to life! (A)
- 1500 Rift Crystals – Points to spend outside the Rift
If you pre-order Dragon’s Dogma 2 you will receive the Superior quartet of weapons. Each of the four vocations gets one of these weapons to equip. Pre-orders for the Deluxe Edition will get them the weapons and an accessory called ‘Ring of Assurance’.
So, are you excited about Dragon’s Dogma 2? What are your thoughts on the game? Are you planning to pre-order it? Let us know in the comments below.