A few weeks ago, Capcom announced that it would present a showcase for Dragon’s Dogma 2. The livestream has just finished, featuring around 15 minutes of new gameplay, information, a trailer, and a release date: March 22. Watch the video here.
The release date wasn’t exactly the latest news. Hours before the live stream began on November 28, the game’s Steam page accidentally leaked that you would be able to dogmatize your dragons on March 21. The livestream confirmed that the actual release date is one day later, with Dragon’s Dogma 2 share a release date with one of my most anticipated games of 2024, Princess Peach: Showtime! (Interestingly, Steam has yet to update the page which still shows March 21.)
The showcase debuted a new class, the trickster. Based on the name, the trickster looks like your basic thief class, but the trickster is like a necromancer with extra steps. Instead of using corpses to fuel an army of minions, the trickster uses a censer (think if you turned your favorite incense holder into a medieval flail) and conjures up constructs from the smoke that will incite enemies to fight. It’s an inspired class design that really piques my interest in seeing more of what Dragon’s Dogma 2 is about.
The story is another breadcrumb I’d like to gobble up. There is nothing particularly revolutionary about DD2the story. But from the showcase, it looks like the plot will lean heavily on geopolitical intrigue, which I like.
Generally, Dragon’s Dogma 2 doesn’t really look like it’ll be the hit of 2024. But I’m in the mood for a low-stakes sword-and-board action game that I can take my time with, and I hope Dragon’s Dogma 2 will scratch that itch.