After several rumors and a recent leak, we now officially know that Dragon’s Dogma 2 will be released on March 22, 2024, for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X, putting an end to over a decade of fervent fan anticipation. Capcom revealed both the release date and new details about the game during a digital presentation held on Tuesday night.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 director Hideaki Itsuno and game producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi showcased the new features in the sequel, including a striking addition to the bestiary: the Talos, a colossal bronze warrior emerging from the sea.
Developers demonstrated various ways to defeat the Talos: jumping onto it from the edge of a cliff and fighting while clinging to it (similar to Shadow of the Colossus); approaching it on winged mounts and attacking from a distance with spells and ranged weapons.
Capcom also revealed a new vocation, the Trickster. This character class, exclusive to the Arisen (the player-controlled character), can use an incense burner in combat to conjure illusions, causing enemies to fight among themselves, and to support the player’s pawns to be more effective in battle.
The Trickster, a “sly vocation” capable of manipulating the course of a battle without directly engaging anyone, joins the confirmed vocations in Dragon’s Dogma 2: Fighter, Archer, Thief, Mage, Mystic Archer, and Mystic Knight.
Capcom also showcased their new character creator, allowing players to customize their Arisen and main Pawn. According to the developers, the company has employed new photogrammetry technology to enhance the photorealism of avatars created by Dragon’s Dogma 2 players.
Lastly, the developers teased a bit of the game’s storyline, revealing that it is set in a world parallel to the original Dragon’s Dogma.
As the Arisen, players will find themselves caught between the beliefs and plots of two rival nations: Vermund, the human kingdom, is in the midst of a power struggle for the throne, with a false Arisen installed by the regent queen Disa; in Battahl, humanoid beasts view Pawns as a source of misfortune. However, both nations see dragons as a threat to their survival.