Capcom just blitzed Tokyo Game Show with plenty of new details on the fantasy action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma 2.
Has Capcom had a great few years, or what? Between the Resident Evil franchise and Street Fighter, the iconic publisher has been rocking and -yes- even rolling its way across consoles and the PC. But of course, that doesn’t mean that there’ll be any resting on laurels, as the company’s presence at the currently ongoing Tokyo Game Show pretty emphatically states.
While there are plenty of titles on hand, it’s far and away Dragon’s Dogma 2 that’s the star. One of Capcom’s more hotly anticipated games yet to see launch, the sequel had a special showing with a lengthy piece of video. That detailed a ton of in-game mechanics, plus did some world-building and delivered the lengthiest look yet at actual gameplay.
From what was shown, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is looking like a dream for fantasy fans.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a narrative-driven action RPG that places players in an immersive fantasy world as the Arisen. You will lead a party of up to three AI companions known as Pawns, including your custom main Pawn, and up to two additional Pawns that can be recruited from other players or offline. Before embarking on each quest of your journey, it is essential to organize your party and ensure that each member is able to leverage each other’s strengths and mitigate their weaknesses by tactically selecting their vocations. When players start their journey in Dragon’s Dogma 2, they will be able to choose their desired playstyle among the four initially available vocations: Fighter, Archer, Thief, and Mage. Players can change the vocation of their Arisen and main Pawn at any time by visiting Vocation Guilds throughout the world and unlock new vocations as they progress through the game.Capcom press release
As you can see there, Dragon’s Dogma 2 will star a quartet of playable classes, with more to be unlocked through play. And not only will you be able to adopt new “vocations” as they become available, but you’ll be able to change your current one at seemingly almost any time.
In all, vocations include:
- Fighter: The Fighter wields a sword and shield to slice through enemy ranks and deliver powerful blows, while also using shields to protect themselves and their allies.
- Archer: Archers utilize the bow and arrow to strike enemies from afar and excel at targeting airborne foes or creating opportunities for follow up attacks after striking enemy weak points.
- Thief: Attacks with deadly speed, dealing rapid and consecutive strikes with daggers in both hands while exhibiting outstanding mobility. They quickly step away after striking, exploit openings to cling onto enemies, and inflict heavy damage. Thieves may steal from enemies and NPCs alike.
- Mage: Wielding a staff, the Mage offers support to their party in various ways: from launching magick attacks, offering enchantments that bolster party members’ weapons, to casting healing spells.
And the additional are:
- Magick Archer: Using magickal arrows, the Magick Archer has a versatile move-set capable of attacking, healing allies, or even learning a custom skill that unleashes a devastating attack over a wide area, in exchange for reducing their own maximum HP.
- Mystic Spearhand: The Mystic Spearhand makes use of their unique Duospear and magick to attack enemies up close or from afar with punishing strikes or magick that can paralyze enemies or hurl multiple objects at them.
Unfortunately, while we did get a bunch of info from Capcom’s TGS showing, a release date wasn’t mixed in. When Dragon’s Dogma 2 does arrive though, you can expect to see it drop for the PC (via Steam), PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.