Dragons Dogma 7

Dragon’s Dogma: Your Upcoming Demo Character Will Live to Fight Another Day

I had the opportunity to play Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma last year at Nerd HQ really enjoyed myself.  I think the problem with new RPGs is that they’re terrified to actually innovate, and often borrow systems and themes from other games of the same genre.  It’s no coincidence that I felt like I was playing Fable mixed with WOW while I hacked my way through the beginning of KOA: Reckoning.  From the small amount of time I got to spend with Dragon’s Dogma I was really impressed with how different the game FELT.  It’s funny, I actually remember talking on the podcast ages ago about how great it would be to see Capcom try to produce a more Western RPG, and behold, we now have Dragon’s Dogma.

Let's hope it plays as well as it looks...

We just received a press release from the fine folks at Capcom regarding the upcoming Dragon’s Dogma demo and pulled out some of the key ideas.

  • The Demo will launch before the retail release (doi)
  • You will get to experience two of the game’s character classes.
  • Class 1: A melee specialist
  • Class 2: A rogue
  • The Melee specialist story will actually be a prologue to the main game.
  • The Demo will allow you to design your main avatar as well as your “pawn.” (Companion)
  • Purchasers of Dragon’s Dogma will be able to export their demo characters at launch.

Dragon’s Dogma is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America on May 22 and across Europe on May 25.