Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Everything You Should Know

Dragon's Dogma 2
Dragon's Dogma 2

Before Dragon’s Dogma 2 was even a distant hope for fans, it all started with a feud with a dragon. Not just your run-of-the-mill dragon, though. This fire-breathing fiend took the protagonist’s heart, forcing players on an epic quest through lands filled with mythical beasts and unsavory characters to stop the apocalypse. Dragon’s Dogma was a delightful action RPG that stumbled a little until the enhanced Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen released to deliver a more technically impressive and complete version.

Dark Arisen was developed in response to the community’s cry for more content and lore. With it came Bitterblack Isle, a piece of expanded content that added a new dungeon, new weapons, and new armor. Dragon Dogma’s unique AI-driven “pawn” system proved to be a favorite, as did the vocation (or class) system and varied combat styles, from hack ‘n slash to powerful magic attacks. But Dark Risen still would only hold fans off for so long, and it wasn’t long before requests for a sequel started to pour in.

Dragon Dogma’s vocal following ultimately led to an official announcement of a sequel’s existence in June 2022, with director Hideaki Itsuno returning at the helm. But when can we expect to play Dragon’s Dogma 2?


Dragon’s Dogma 2 Release Date

Dragon’s Dogma 2 currently doesn’t have a release date, and judging by how nothing was shown during a reveal stream, it’s a long, long way away.

We do, however, have a first gameplay trailer that shows off just how good looking it’s going to be, which was first revealed as part of the PlayStation Showcase 2023.

The original announcement for the game came during a 10-year anniversary livestream, where Itsuno and the original’s art director, Daigo Ikeno, and level designer, Kenichi Suzuki, confirmed they were all returning for the sequel. The biggest piece of news? Dragon’s Dogma 2 would make use of the stunning RE Engine. And that’s kind of where the information stopped. It was clear during the presentation that Dragon’s Dogma 2 was in very early production, and Itsuno had nothing concrete to share. Not even an estimated release date.

Even a year after the announcement, Capcom’s been pretty quiet about the game’s existence, suggesting we have quite a while before it hits consoles and PC. In fact, the publisher has been pretty busy fielding Resident Evil news, and with rumors of Resident Evil 9 starting to seep out, it’s a wonder if Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a few years out still.


What Could Dragon’s Dogma Be About?

While we don’t have a synopsis as such, Capcom’s Ken Mendoza did share the following over on the PlayStation Blog.


The story begins in an underground gaol

where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories.

Ascend, Arisen, and best me,

in accordance with the dogma of this world.

Betwixt the domains of human and beastren,

A hero must fulfill their forgotten destiny.

What dogma does your heart see through your eyes?

‘Tis a tale of one who shall slay the Dragon and claim the throne.

The Dragon

Symbol of the world’s destruction, soars through the sky with its massive wings and breathes flames that scorch everything in its path.

Some are terrified by its descent, while others revere it as a god.


Whom the player controls.

Their heart is taken by the dragon, setting them on a path where they must slay the Dragon.


Mysterious, otherworldly beings devoted to serving the Arisen.

With their character uniquely determined by the player and controlled by AI, they make gameplay feel like you’re accompanied by others

A truly immersive fantasy world elevated by the latest in graphics, artificial intelligence (AI) and physics technology.

Wield swords, bows, and chant magick. Different vocations grant diverse abilities.

The beastren, a beast-like race making its debut on this series.

Many monsters that you come across originate from the legends. You will also meet new monsters introduced in Dragon’s Dogma 2.

‘Tis a tale of one who shall slay the Dragon and claim the throne.

We’re about to head into spoiler territory, so avert your eyes if you’re new to the series. In the original Dragon’s Dogma, players take control of the Arisen, or an individual marked to slay the dragon and stop the apocalypse. Ultimately, the dragon is slain, the Arisen kills the god-like Seneschal, the apocalypse is halted, and the Arisen sacrifices themselves to break this ongoing cycle.

It all seems final. Unless, of course, it’s not, and the Arisen’s sacrifice proves to be all for naught. Unless Capcom decides to tell an entirely different tale for Dragon’s Dogma 2, a la the Final Fantasy sequels, it’s likely the dragon will return years later, the world will be at risk again, and a new (or the original) Arisen will step up to fulfill their destiny. That’s all a very basic synopsis of what could happen, of course, and we’re confident Capcom has a talented team hard at work rectifying some of the choppy storytelling of the original.

Unfortunately, it will be some time before we find out as the development team has been quite tight-lipped about the whole thing. However, we do know that it will be on Capcom’s proprietary and quite fantastic RE Engine, so you should expect quite the looker.


Which Platforms Will Dragon’s Dogma 2 Release On?

Nothing is confirmed, but it will be a real shocker if Dragon’s Dogma 2 doesn’t come to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X & S.

There’s a chance it will also come to PS4 and Xbox One, but considering we’re likely a good few years from the game’s release and those consoles are now previous-gen hardware and a decade old, it’s a very small chance.

As for Nintendo hardware, a Switch port is also possible, but we’d hedge bets on it coming to whichever console Nintendo is cooking up to follow up the Switch.

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