In case you haven’t heard of it yet, Dragon’s Dogma is a new open world action RPG coming out soon from Capcom. The game promises to deliver exciting combat, an intriguing story and some epic characters and events. And dragons.
The standout aspect of the game – based on what has been seen so far – is the new Pawn system, where the player’s AI partners fight alongside while demonstrating abilities and skills which they will pick up from the main player and his different actions. Add to this the ability to share Pawns with online friends and the battle system should be rather in-depth. This should make the combat a huge aspect of the game which is something that open world RPGs often seem to leave out (Kingdoms of Amalur excepted). Strategy prior to combat will also be important and picking the most useful pawns for specific situations will apparently be vital. Pick pawns with inadequate skills and things will become a lot tougher.
Dragon’s Dogma releases on 25 May 2012 and is looking like a very promising outing for gamers. Still not convinced? Why not check out some of the trailers below to help make up your mind: