Dragon’s Dogma 2 has now gone live on Steam, a few days ahead of the Capcom Showcase.
They have provided this description on the Steam page:
“Set forth on your grand adventure, Arisen!
Dragon’s Dogma is a single player, narrative driven action-RPG series that challenges the players to choose their own experience – from the appearance of their Arisen, their vocation, their party, how to approach different situations and more. Now, in this long-awaited sequel, the deep, explorable fantasy world of Dragon’s Dogma 2 awaits.
On your journey, you’ll be joined by Pawns, mysterious otherworldly beings, in an adventure so unique you will feel as if accompanied by other players while on your own adventure.
All of these elements are elevated further through physics technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and the latest in graphics, to create a truly immersive fantasy world in Dragon’s Dogma 2.”
So far, it seems Capcom is only willing to confirm that the Pawn system is returning to Dragon’s Dogma 2. It also features the announcement trailer from two weeks ago, but few new details on the game itself.
There aren’t even any PC requirements listed yet, although it does note that Dragon’s Dogma 2 requires a 64-bit computer.
It certainly should also not surprise you that Dragon’s Dogma 2 has a mature content warning, even if the mature content isn’t immediately apparent in the trailer.
In any case, Steam users can go ahead and wishlist the game now for this platform. It should be noted that there is no information from Capcom or Valve on whether Dragon’s Dogma 2 will be Steam Deck certified.
Capcom may be eager to show us something with Dragon’s Dogma 2’s Pawn system that wasn’t possible in the previous game, not even in the Dark Arisen remaster. While Capcom does lean successfully into their older classic games, they have certainly not been lacking in investment into their Western style games as well.
As Sony and Microsoft have sold us on so far, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S are notable for their use of SSD drives for faster loading speeds. That isn’t about the computational power of the consoles making new games possible.
But with Dragon’s Dogma 2, Capcom may have achieved such an accomplishment. At least, that seems to be something they are aiming for. If we were honest, that looks like it’s a lot more ambition than what we’ve seen so far for Final Fantasy 16.
We are sure more will be revealed in the Capcom Showcase for 2023.