The lights are on
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.
Email the author Jeff Cork, or follow on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and Game Informer.
Oh, man... how I love this game. I'm glad to see it become a franchise. However, I still need to finish it. =D
What's wrong with the name Dragon's Dogma? Seriously, I don't get what people have against the name.
I have to borrow this from my friend soon.
Sold mine back. The story was just so... meh.
I got a fever... and the only prescription is more Dark Souls... and less "questing"
Yes! I love Dragon's Dogma, nice to hear about a sequel!
Totally worth it, great games
yup buying it
Would love to see a sequal. The title never really bothered me much, not the best one but not that bad.
Amazing, the game was great appart of the locked content, but anyway hope they make more creatures and that this franchise doesn´t go out only for japan like monster hunter.
buy it for sure
Yes, yes, a million times yes. I was just thinking a few days ago about how much could be done with a Dragon's Dogma sequel. I hope that when(if) they do a sequel, they can surpass the ending of the first in how amazing it was....and hopefully if the world is as big(probably going to be bigger) as Dragon's Dogma, they include some sort of mount.
Cool, a sequel to a great game
I haven't even played the retail version of DD but YAY!
YES!!! Way to go Capcom!