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Dragon’s Dogma DLC on the Way

by Ron Duwell | July 9, 2012July 9, 2012 9:00 pm PDT

A Resident Evil 6 demo is not the only reason to hold onto that dust gathering Dragon’s Dogma disc anymore. Capcom will be releasing DLC for their surprise hit, and director Hideaki Itsuno told 4Gamer he would like the game’s one million fans to “hold onto their discs for a bit.”

“I’m sure many have already cleared the game, but for Dragon’s Dogma, we’re continuing to prepare new play elements.”

Capcom has already committed to throwing their full support behind the new IP after it unexpectedly sold one million copies worldwide a month after release. DLC is just the first step in establishing a new series these days, and Itsuno said supporting the DLC would allow him to move on with “the next title.”

DLC is often a hit-and-miss proposition and rarely ever lives up to the reputation of the original game, especially for RPGs. Last year’s indisputable RPG hit The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim just saw its first DLC release, and the reception has been mixed compared to the universal praise of the main game.

Perhaps just getting to work on the sequel right away and hammering out the kinks in a new game would be best for Dragon’s Dogma. The main game’s crooked final product was charming in an old fashioned kind of way, but building on a wobbly foundation could damage the solid reputation the game has already achieved.

Dragon’s Dogma was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. No news of a PC version has been revealed, but after the sales figures this one is seeing, anything is open.

[via Adriasang]


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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