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Players have fought countless monsters and mythological creatures in Capcom's Dragon's Dogma (as well as one of the worst game names of all time), and it looks as though the battle may continue. Capcom has told investors in Japan that the game was being nurtured into a franchise, which means a sequel could be on the way.
The open-world RPG has shipped a million copies worldwide, which isn't the first time something like this has happened at Capcom. "Dragon's Dogma has become Capcom's 55th title to top the one million level, demonstrating once again that Capcom ranks among the world's leading game producers in terms of technical and development skills," Capcom wrote in a press release.
"Dragon's Dogma is part of Capcom's basic strategy of establishing game franchises through the creation of new brands. This game was developed with the goal of creating another pillar of earnings for Capcom alongside Monster Hunter and Sengoku Basara."
Game-development costs are high, which makes publishers understandably wary about turning out "one and done" releases. If they have the opportunity to crank out a few sequels based on existing IP (audience willing), you can be that'll happen. Just look at the list of games shown at E3 for the past few years. If you haven't noticed all the 2s and 3s following game names, you haven't been paying attention.
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