Dragon’s Dogma is an upcoming open-world, class-based fantasy action-adventure from Capcom – and though it’s not on many gamers’ radars at the moment, it really should be. Coming in May , it’s the brainchild of Hideaki Itsuno, the guy who’s been behind Devil May Cry since the second one, and also brought you Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium and Rival Schools. It’s got a pretty interesting fighting mechanic, in that you can grab on to the giant, mythological beasts (like Griffins, Chimera, Dragons and Minotaur) – drawing a few fair comparisons to Shadow of the Colossus.
I had a brief hands on with the game at E3 last year, and it’s shaping up to be a pretty amazing experience, sort of like Monster Hunter for more western tastes – but there’s another reason to get the game.
Every new, retail copy of Dragon’s Dogma will include a token allowing early access to the Resident Evil 6 demo! Xbox 360 owners will be able to download the demo on July 3 – a whole two months before it becomes available for PlayStation 3 players. Maybe this is Capcom’s way of making it up to 360 gamers for not having extra characters in Street Fighter x Tekken. Whatever the cause, it means that those who prefer to play on Microsoft’s console will be trying out Resident Evil 6 before everybody else.
It’s not exactly the first time a publishers shoed in early access to a game to increase sales of a new game that might otherwise go unnoticed. It certainly worked well enough for Crackdown.
Capcom’s also released a new story trailer for Dragon’s Dogma – and it might just get you interested in the game for reasons other than Zombie killing.
Last Updated: February 1, 2012