Dragon’s Dogma could be 2012’s Dark Souls

2011 was a year that saw many AAA titles land on home consoles. Of course we had the releases of Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, but RPG fans were also given a treat with the release of Dark Souls and the title that ended up G.O.T.Y – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

We want to talk a little about Dark Souls though as it was a game that many of you will agree one of the best to release last year. The game took many by surprise, not just because of its immense difficulty but also because it was a great game generally as well, so hats off to the guys at From Software and Namco Bandai for that.

This year, another highly anticipated RPG is on the way, and we’re not talking about Final Fantasy XIII-2. Dragon’s Dogma is slowly starting to gather quite a following, and its a game which Capcom is releasing this year as a brand new IP. Earlier this week we told you that customers who buy the game will be given a surprise preview of Resident Evil 6, which releases at the end of the year, but we believe that Dragon’s Dogma will be a must purchase for most of you anyway when it comes out in May.

If you haven’t been following Dragon’s Dogma at all, you’ll be pleased to hear that Capcom has just given the game a fairly big media unveil, with the release of a brand new story trailer which gives you an idea of how the game is shaping up. For a Capcom RPG, these are easily some of the best graphics we’ve seen so far from the developer so the game is definitely not going to be lacking in the graphics department.

Capcom has also revealed two of the many classes that are featured in the game, and these are the Strider and Fighter classes. You’ll find gameplay examples and details of both over on the Capcom Unity website – well worth a look.

After seeing the new footage for the game, you may feel like this is another game in the mould of Dragon Age and Skyrim with an open world environment, but we have a suspicious feeling that it could go on to be one of the surprise titles of the year, just like Dark Souls in 2011. Dark Souls was very much the surprise success of 2011, so do you think Capcom will be able to match that with Dragon’s Dogma? We would much rather see a new Breath of Fire game from Capcom, but Dragons Dogma is looking very promising indeed.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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