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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:50pm 26/05/23 | 1 Comments
Some people are good at shooters, or MOBAs, or Rocket League or Fortnite. For mine, it's open-world games. I'm a soloist at heart and just love the pure essence of being lost in a game-world with numerous things to do. While people build torture chambers or rockets in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, I played that game in an explortory way, taking in its design and embedded and layered world story.

Dragon's Dogma 2, an open-world game we've been keen on since it was announced, has finally been shown in action, and while not breaking too many visual ceilings, it still looks pretty damn engaging.

Ascend, Arisen, and Slay the Dragon in Dragon’s Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2 begins in a subterranean jail, where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories. With their heart taken by the Dragon, the Arisen is set on a path to slay that symbol of the world’s destruction as it soars through the sky on massive wings, breathing flames that scorch everything in its path. Betwixt the domains of humans and the newly introduced beastren race, a hero must fulfill their forgotten destiny, and claim the throne. Up to three mysterious otherworldly beings, known as Pawns, accompany the Arisen throughout their journey. Pawns create the feeling of a cooperative gameplay experience by offering unique characteristics, skills, and knowledge gained from their experiences with other Arisen.

This single-player narrative-driven action-RPG challenges players to use their creativity and curiosity to shape their own experience. Whether it is your Arisen’s vocation, the Pawns selected for your party, or your approach to multi-faceted gameplay situations, the world of Dragon’s Dogma 2 revolves around choice. Capcom’s advanced RE ENGINE produces vividly detailed, high fidelity graphics combined with immersive physics and complex and reactive character AI to create a setting where decisions, and their consequences, come to life. Both your party of Pawns and enemies alike will react dynamically to your actions on the battlefield, whether you cling to the backs of monsters or seek to dispatch them from afar. Your vocation allows you to choose your playstyle, and whether you will use swords, bows, or potent magick to bring your foes to heel. With the Arisen’s future veiled in mystery, what challenges and triumphs await on the path to their destiny?
There's no release date yet, but speculation looms that this is still a 2024 release rather than something this year, which is fine as there's a lot yet to come this year to sate those open-world desires. And it's fantastic to hear that this is following on, closely, from the first game with the return of Pawns and monster climbing while also introducing new races and what seems like a deeper, darker story.

We'll be all over this at every point, so stay tuned for more as we have it.

Check out a handful of new screens embedded below.

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