Full Title: Dragon’s Dogma
Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012
You might think it is risky business trying to release a new RPG IP around this time, hot on the heels of American juggernaut releases like Skyrim, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and the soon-to-be released Mass Effect 3, but think again. First off, this game is mostly focused on being a great action game with a fantasy setting, rather than an RPG with action-based mechanics. Second off, it looks beautiful. After watching this game in motion, you should get excited. Third off, the story is based around a dragon rising after leaving for many years, and oddly targeting the main protagonist, stealing your heart. The story picks up from there, with tons of memorable characters, fast-paced action gameplay, an expansive world to explore, and much more in this new action series!
Finally, the team responsible for Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry 4 is working on this game and it is really shaping up to be a piece of quality software. Maybe this is the innovative spark Japanese RPGs need, it is great to see something fresh releasing soon! Make sure you keep an eye on this and check out the videos below, and let us know what you think in the comments!