Dragon’s Dogma has officially become Capcom’s 55th title to reach 1 million copies shipped. This achievement comes hand in hand with the Action RPG setting a first-week sales record in Japan. In addiiton, the PS3 version of the game sold well over 300,000 units alone in Japan. This is certainly a great achievement for a brand new gaming IP.
With the success of the title in hand, Capcom has officially confirmed that they will be developing a sequel to Dragon’s Dogma. Hopefully, the team will be able to provide a small amount of DLC support before jumping into full production sometime in the future.
My time with Dragon’s Dogma was brief yet it was enough to see the charm for those who enjoy a good RPG. With a surprisingly deep combat system running underneath the game it presented a welcome change in a genre of often clunky controls. Dragon’s Dogma lacked a co-op mode which would have created an entirely new dynamic for the game, and surely have pleased many fans. Flaws and all, the positive response to the game has provided Capcom with all that they needed to know.
Stay tuned for more information on the second installment to Dragon’s Dogma as Capcom releases it. We will definitely be following this one closely as it jumps into full production.
Our only hope is that Capcom finds a way to work in a great co-op mechanic that will take adventuring against insane mythical creatures to an entirely different level. Make it happen Capcom, we’ll be waiting.