Here's a new trailer for
Dragon's Dogma, the new IP that Capcom is building up to add to its stable of
franchises early next year. The clip demonstrates how the fantasy title bridges
the gap between action and strategy, with your Pawns – AI team characters
filling out your party – showing their mettle in a variety of showdowns. The
non-human NPCs even narrate the clip, explaining that their role is that of ye
olde cannon fodder – but they're down with that.
Above: It's not often
that we hear from NPCs about their feelings toward their human boss
If that was all a bit
grandiose and fast-paced for you (Grandpa), there's also a gameplay clip
showing the battle against one of the game's enemies, the Golem. Plenty of lead-up
lets you see not just how the game's fights play out, but the more traditional
RPG-style bit where you say “well met!” to lots of townspeople. There's also
plenty of new image of that encounter and more.
Capcom has high hopes for
Dragon's Dogma, produced and directed by Resident Evil/Devil May Cry veterans
Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Hideaki Itsuno respectively. Expect further glimpses
ahead of the game's early 2012 release.