Dragon’s Dogma originally released in 2012 and was developed and published by Capcom. A year later, a new and improved version titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was released. Since then it has been ported to the Xbox One and Playstation 4, with a release for the Nintendo Switch slated for April 23rd this year.
That wasn’t the only time we’ve seen the series. There was Dragon’s Dogma: Online: a free to play MMO version of the series. While the game was by no means bad, it’s a far cry from a true sequel.
It’s due time for an actual sequel. After seven years of waiting the fans of the series have had enough. The original being ported to the Switch was seen as the last straw.
Why We May See It Soon
Dragon’s Dogma 2 has been teased for awhile now. By no means is it a extremely popular JRPG series, but it has a very loyal fanbase. With the success that Capcom has had recently with recreating their series in new ways to draw in more fans, such as Monster Hunter: World, this truly is the next series they need to do right by.
Fortunately we may just see this become reality. In a few instances within the past year, Dragon’s Dogma and Devil May Cry director Hideaki Itsuno has stated his want to create a new Dragon’s Dogma.
With the huge critical and financial success that is Devil May Cry V, Capcom will likely be willing to green light the production of the game. Please do it.
Along with Itsuno’s statements, Netflix also revealed the development of a Dragon’s Dogma anime series. This really showcases Capcom’s faith in the series, while simultaneously being a low risk, high reward move. This will cost Capcom basically nothing, but will potentially draw in a huge crowd for the series.
After the immense success of the Netflix Castlevania series, this is a smart move. Plus, new fans are going to want new games. Not everyone is going to want to jump head first into a seven year old game. Especially since the sequel doesn’t have to be continuation of the first game’s story. As an open world JRPG it shares a lot of base traits with the likes of Elder Scrolls.
Why We Should See It
Dragon’s Dogma may not have been a huge success in the west, but worldwide it did very well. In the first week it debuted with 300,000 units sold. In its lifetime, it has sold over a million copies and that isn’t taking into account the Dark Arisen ports, which have made it’s way to PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and soon Nintendo Switch. At the time it was also the fastest selling Capcom title on PC in their history.
Imagine what a new title could do, after all these years, and after a Netflix anime series. The series had nothing to hold it up and above many of Capcom’s other series, but it managed to break many records for the company, and released to critical acclaim.
Dragon’s Dogma created one of the most stunning RPGs that heavily styled itself off of western and eastern influences. It was made so people of any RPG background could sink their teeth into it, and did so while developing one of the most unique and thrilling combat and class systems in the RPG world.
The series is a hidden gem; a lot of people who don’t even know of its existence. While Dragon’s Dogma: Online may not have been the success that Capcom was hoping for, the original title did very well for an original intellectual property, and a true successor would likely skyrocket the series fame and the company’s fortune.
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