Hideaki Itsuno, the director of Dragon’s Dogma 2, offers a development update on the game, inviting fans to “stay tuned” for more news about the game in the new year. Between the Capcom ransomware attack and the game’s original director, Hideaki Itsuno, suggesting the game’s existence, the prospective introduction of Dragon’s Dogma 2 was also predicted during 2020-2021. The sequel to Dragon’s Dogma was eventually unveiled this summer at Capcom’s special 10th-anniversary event for the series.
Even though it has been out for more than ten years, Dragon’s Dogma is still a well-liked and ambitious open-world action RPG from Capcom that was acclaimed for its innovations including the special Pawn AI system. The news of the sequel has riled up the fandom, who are overjoyed to see a sequel after so many years. There haven’t been any updates from the creators since the game’s reveal, until today.
Happy New Year. Development of Dragon's Dogma 2 is progressing well. It's becoming an interesting game. Stay tuned for more news.
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— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe) December 31, 2022
This information was obtained through a special greeting made on Itsuno’s Twitter account, in which he wished his fans a Merry Christmas. This message included a picture of the director visiting a shrine as part of a long-standing New Year’s custom, as well as the game’s logo. Following that, he claims that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is “progressing nicely” and is developing into an “interesting” game.
After the first understated announcement and subsequent quiet on Dragon’s Dogma 2, this update doesn’t provide much more in the way of further information, such as concept art, a release date, or a gameplay video, yet it was sufficient for some fans to feel pleased. Others were pleased to learn that additional information about the game would be released in 2023, with many expressing their enthusiasm and hope that the creators will be able to outdo the original.
One of the few details known about the new open-world action RPG is that it will employ Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, which has previously been used in titles such as Resident Evil 8, Exoprimal, and Street Fighter 6. Itsuno’s last game, Devil May Cry 5, was also produced using this engine, thus the director is familiar with the tools. Itsuno has previously claimed that approximately 60-70% of what the team originally desired was incorporated in the first Dragon’s Dogma game and that he planned to include the remaining concepts for the sequel. More information regarding the game will not be available until later in 2023.