IGN has launched a brand new gameplay video for Dragon’s Dogma II, which showcases 18 minutes of latest gameplay displaying a number of particulars together with the dominion of Vermund, the open world, characters, pawns, expertise, traversal, fight, enemies, a cyclops mini boss, and extra. Dragon’s Dogma II will launch on March 22, 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PC by way of Steam.
Journey in Two Nations
In Dragon’s Dogma II, gamers expertise the story of the Arisen, a champion whose coronary heart is stolen by the Dragon. Whereas the sequel’s setting mirrors the luxurious rolling hills of the cult traditional Dragon’s Dogma and its Darkish Arisen enlargement, this unique journey takes place in a parallel world containing two nations with distinct approaches to the Dragon menace. Queen Regent Disa has put in a false Arisen to take care of management of the dominion of Vermund for her son. In the meantime, the beastren nation of Battahl considers the otherworldly Pawns to be a supply of misfortune and have turned to worship of the Lambent Flame and their empress Nadinia to keep off calamity. The showcase offered a have a look at among the locations that quests can lead gamers to, such because the reclusive elven enclave of Sacred Arbor. The elves there talk in their very own language, and Pawns able to understanding their speech will translate for the Arisen whereas in your occasion. Pawns can even focus on different expertise, making every of their personalities extra distinct.
A Journey Outlined by Alternative
Upon beginning their journey in Dragon’s Dogma II, gamers will be capable of craft each their Arisen and Fundamental Pawn utilizing an intuitive and deep character creator that makes use of photogrammetry to reinforce the realism of every characters’ look. Moreover, gamers can select the character of their principal Pawn, which is able to decide their conduct and dialog decisions all through the sport. As gamers progress, they are going to unlock extra vocations such because the newly revealed Trickster. This Arisen-exclusive vocation can conjure illusions by way of the smoke created by its distinctive weapon, the Censer. Tricksters can use illusions to deceive enemies into preventing towards their very own, and may briefly enhance the facility of Pawns past their limits. The brand new Trickster vocation showcases the methods gamers can manipulate and make the most of the improved enemy AI to open solely new fight alternatives.
The digital occasion additionally offered a primary have a look at the returning Warrior and Sorcerer Vocations that shall be out there to each the Arisen and Pawns. The Warrior boasts a sturdy physique specializing in direct fight, with the energy to endure enemy assaults. Warriors are masters of two-handed weapons such because the greatsword and the hammer. The Sorcerer is a vocation fully specialised in varied magick assaults. Their magick is conjured with each palms by way of a big workers and may change the tide of battle at any given alternative.
Confront Fearsome Foes
Director Itsuno and Producer Hirabayashi offered a primary have a look at a number of monsters in the course of the digital occasion, together with the brand new Talos enemy, a towering bronze golem able to wreaking untold destruction with a single step. After Talos rises from the waters, gamers might want to make use of the assorted instruments afforded them by their Vocation, Pawns, and terrain to subdue this mighty assemble. The digital occasion additionally revealed gameplay for the Dullahan and Drake enemies. Dullahan is a headless specter able to immobilizing its goal earlier than hanging with its highly effective curved blade. Drakes are fearsome draconic foes able to respiration a potent flame when confronted and retreating to shift the scales of fight.
Along with the usual model of Dragon’s Dogma II out there for MSRP $69.99, a Deluxe Version containing the “New Journey Pack” contains in-game objects to assist your Arisen on their journey comparable to a customized Tenting Equipment, a Wakestone, Rift Crystals, a Dragon’s Dogma Music and Sound assortment, and extra shall be out there for MSRP $79.99. Pre-orders of the Normal Version will function a bonus weapon for every of the 4 beginning vocations, and Deluxe Version pre-orders may also embody the Ring of Assurance in-game accent.