The cult-classic Dragon’s Dogma released in 2012, and since then the series has sold over 7.2 million units. The game was popular enough to inspire an original Netflix animated series. An expanded version, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was later released. However, it wasn’t until the game’s 10th anniversary that fans were treated to news of a true sequel. And now, the flood gates have opened, with brand new Dragon’s Dogma 2 story details being revealed.

A new trailer was revealed at the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase, providing fans with the first look at the fantasy world. The game uses Capcom’s RE ENGINE for its immersive physics, character AI and visual clout. The trailer also introduced some of the key characters the Arisen will encounter as they forge their destiny, and following this showcase new Dragon’s Dogma 2 story details were revealed.

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Story

Dragon’s Dogma 2 begins in a subterranean jail, where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories. With their heart taken by the Dragon, the Arisen is set on a path to slay that symbol of the world’s destruction. It soars through the sky on massive wings, breathing flames that scorch everything in its path.

The domains of humans and the newly introduced beastren race lies confusion. A hero must fulfill their forgotten destiny. They must claim the throne.

Up to three mysterious otherworldly beings, known as Pawns, accompany the Arisen throughout their journey. Pawns create the feeling of a cooperative gameplay experience by offering unique characteristics, skills, and knowledge gained from their experiences with other Arisen.

This single player narrative driven action-RPG challenges players to use their creativity and curiosity to shape their own experience. Follow your Arisen’s vocation. Make decisions in the Pawns selected for your party. The world of Dragon’s Dogma 2 revolves around choice.

With the Arisen’s future veiled in mystery, what challenges and triumphs await on the path to their destiny?

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 Gameplay

According to Capcom, the RE ENGINE produces “vividly detailed, high fidelity graphics” combined with immersive physics and complex, reactive character AI. These elements combine to create a setting where decisions matter. They will have consequences.

Both your party of Pawns and enemies alike will react dynamically to your actions on the battlefield, whether you cling to the backs of monsters or seek to dispatch them from afar. Your vocation allows you to choose your playstyle, and whether you will use swords, bows, or potent magick to bring your foes to heel.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Launch Plans

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is now in development for the PlayStation 5 console, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. No specific launch date has been given.

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