First Gameplay of Dragon’s Dogma 2 Revealed at PlayStation Showcase

May 24, 2023 // Joseph Bustos

Set forth on your grand adventure, Arisen! The PlayStation Showcase brought us the first footage of the much-anticipated action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma 2, now in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

Have a look at the game’s first trailer and keep reading to learn more.

There’s plenty to unpack in this trailer, and we look forward to sharing more in the future. For now, let’s talk about a few of the elements we can reveal so far.  

Whether you’re new to the Dragon’s Dogma series or a seasoned adventurer, well met, Arisen. Set in a vividly detailed fantasy world, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a single player, narrative-driven action-RPG that challenges players to leverage their creativity and curiosity to approach a wide variety of gameplay situations.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 begins in a subterranean jail, where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories. You play as the Arisen: set on a path to slay the Dragon, a symbol of the world’s destruction as it soars through the sky on massive wings, breathing flames that scorch everything in its path. Set out on an epic journey to fulfill your forgotten destiny and claim the throne.

You won’t be alone on your adventures. Dragon’s Dogma 2 marks the return of the series’ signature Pawns. These AI-controlled otherworldly beings are devoted to serving the Arisen. Your main Pawn is fully customizable, and you will be able to hire up to two more Pawns. They’ll accompany you on your adventure and provide companionship and camaraderie as you seek to fulfill your destiny.

Everything you see is built on Capcom’s RE Engine, bringing the world to life with high fidelity graphics combined with immersive physics and complex and reactive character AI. All these elements come together to create an immersive fantasy world to explore. 

Before we go, have a look at the game’s key art below. One of the characters we saw in the trailer, as well as a member of the newly introduced beastren race, are both prominently featured. How will these two figures impact the path of the Arisen? We look forward to seeing your theories!

This month marks just over 11 years since the release of the original Dragon’s Dogma, and a nearly one year since we first announced the sequel. For Dragon’s Dogma fans that have been patiently waiting, thanks so much for your support and excitement. We can’t wait to share more about Dragon’s Dogma 2 and we hope you’re excited for the journey ahead.

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