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SCEE on Dragon's Dogma: Dragons & Unlimited Freedom on PS3

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151w ago - Today SCEE Contributing Editor Roland Fauster has shared details on Dragon's Dogma: Dragons and Unlimited Freedom on the PS3 entertainment system!

To quote: The people at Capcom should be no strangers to establishing a new IP on the market. Since the Japanese company introduced their first multi-part franchise in the mid '80s with Ghosts 'n Goblins, they have been known for establishing franchises that run for many years.

Along with such legendary titles as Street Fighter and Mega Man, this strategy has enabled them to create and develop things such as, in particular, the survival-horror genre.

However, it was interesting to meet Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi at gamescom and to watch him demonstrate Capcom's latest offering, Dragon's Dogma. What was shown on the screen in the tiny booth was neither slugfest nor survival-action title, nor a new approach for an arcade concept either.

What Capcom had announced in April, probably more out of sheer habit, as action-adventure was in fact the first open-world RPG in Capcom's 33-year history.

Indeed, with Dragon's Dogma Capcom is not abandoning their extensive expertise in action gameplay; however, the presentation at gamescom focused mainly on the most basic aspect of an...
 

Video: Dragon's Dogma for PS3 from E3 2011 - Not an RPG

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162w ago - Capcom's Shawn Baxter has shared some Dragon's Dogma PS3 video footage today from E3 2011 stating that the video game is not an RPG.

To quote: In the beginning of Dragon's Dogma, you are immediately confronted by a dragon that rips out your still-beating heart and flies away. Your quest is to track down the dragon and discover why he stole your heart and why you can still hear his voice echoing in your head.

At PlayStation's E3 livestream, Product Manager Mike Schmitt gave a live demo of our E3 build of Dragon's Dogma. The dragon rears its head, breathes a spout of fire and flies off, paving the way for an intense battle with Orcs and Harpies.

It also introduces the Chimera, a monstrosity that combines the attributes of a serpent, goat, and lion. The E3 demo introduces the gameplay concept of "pawns," or computer-controlled companions that aid you in the fight.





Dragon's Dogma is not an RPG. The development team has previously masterminded the Devil May Cry games, Resident Evil 4, Killer 7, and many more. This team likes action, and that fact shines in Dragon's Dogma – a game with fast, stylized combat in an open world filled with massive beasts.

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Video: Capcom Announces Dragon's Dogma for PlayStation 3

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172w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has unveiled Capcom's announcement today alongside a video trailer of Dragon's Dogma for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.

To quote: Dragon's Dogma is a new intellectual property from the creators of Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 4. And while it resembles another [Register or Login to view links] series featuring monsters and the hunting thereof, we're promised a unique experience when the game launches in "early 2012."

I played a short demo and met with the game's director, Hideaki Itsuno, and it's producer, Hiroyuki Kabayashi, at Capcom's Captivate event in Miami last week.

"While they may have some superficial similarities, they are very different games at heart," explains Hideaki when asked about comparisons to Monster Hunter. "One key difference is that Dragon's Dogma has an overarching story whereas in Monster Hunter the focus is on the hunt."





In a nutshell, Dragon's Dogma is an open-world action adventure set in a world of swords, sorcery and enormous, deadly monsters. "When I was at junior high school I was really taken in by The Lord of the Rings, so I'm sure that has had a strong influence," explains Hideaki. "You can expect...
 
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