Deep Down surfaces at PlayStation 4 press conference

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono reveals Deep Down, a new IP from the developer powered by its new Panta Rhei engine.

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When Capcom's own Yoshinori Ono took the stage at Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement press conference in New York City, fighting fans around the world held their breath in anticipation. Could this finally be the announcement of the long-teased return of Darkstalkers? Or the next Street Fighter? Or maybe, just maybe, a new Cyberbots?

Capcom's answer: none of the above. Instead, Ono presented the company's new graphics engine, the Panta Rhei engine. This new technology is being developed alongside an entirely new intellectual property: Deep Down.

Deep Down (a working title) is the latest in the developer's growing stable of new IPs, joining the likes of Dragon's Dogma and the upcoming Remember Me. Speaking of Dragon's Dogma, Deep Down seemingly shares several similarities with the third-person action role-playing game. Both have a pseudo-medieval aesthetic, a mix of swords and sorcery, and an abundance of fire-breathing baddies.

Before you gather your pawns and start venturing forth, know that there aren't any release details available for Deep Down just yet (the game's name isn't even finalized, after all). But stay tuned to GameSpot for more updates as they develop.

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33 comments
BradBurns
BradBurns

Hands down, the best game in the presentation. 

Artistically speaking, I noticed that western developers have a lot of trouble with believability in game's art direction. 

Western games just lack style and look clumsy artistically to me. 

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

Please let this be real, and not another pre-rendered "Killzone" like E3 2005. This looks incredible. Truly next gen visuals (if real).

randler1
randler1

At first glance this looks like a mixture of dark souls and the elder scrolls.

If the gameplay really is influenced strongly by those two games like a complex open-world with much time to spend and not a too easy difficulty-level...then i really must buy the console this game is releasing on!!! 

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

Would have been better if they actually showed some gameplay instead of a pre-rendered cut scene with an obviously fake HUD. If you honestly think this game will look that good, your in for a huge letdown.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

i am still working on my PS3 games. PS4 can wait another 2 years.

icebox98
icebox98

the game looks great but, is it just me, or the dragon looked like a chicken?

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

I was shocked who would Believe the best looking game of the Showcase would come from Capcom I Would have thought Naughty dog or EA I'm hoping for Dark souls Gameplay

moncealyo
moncealyo

This game looks freaking cool.  Looking forward to seeing more about this one!

mwmars
mwmars

@Daian  You stole my thunder-- I was going to say:  "D"eep "D"own (or) "D"ragon's "D"ogma.....?

Daian
Daian

This is Dragon's Dogma 2, it's just a faux title to misdirect people like they did with The Phantom Pain aka Metal Gear Solid 5.

TheTrueObelus
TheTrueObelus

I'm a PC guy but when something looks this good you can't help but pay attention.

stratfender89
stratfender89

This game looks amazing. The dragon scene is jaw dropping. I hope this is a launch title and I hope it's solid. I'd pick up a PS4 for this.

Johny_47
Johny_47

I wonder if it'll be called Dragon Souls =P


I missed this last night, that looks incredible, I'm almost speechless. I really think it looks like a CGI film like Beowulf. I can't wait to see more of this, gameplay at E3.

King9999
King9999

I guess Ono is the official mouthpiece for all things Capcom now.  Hope they don't work him like a dog again.

Davhut
Davhut

This and Destiny have my full attention.  Loved Dragons Dogma if this matches or surpasses that game then I'm so sold.  As for Destiny, at last an online world worth attending.  Looking forward to being there. PS 4 sets the bar, now I wait to see if *720* can match or beat Sony. Love the tension.  Oh BTW Watchdogs also looking ballsey.

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Best looking game shown for me. I don't mean in visuals though those were awesome, I mean the one I want the most as I loved Dragon's Dogma and Monster Hunter.

mahasktiman
mahasktiman

Looks amazing and damn those graphics

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

looks like boring. 

angeloponekad
angeloponekad

i am fine with Street Fighter but a new Darkstalkers would be fucking awsome !!!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I think it is Dragon's Dogma 2 from the looks of it, I hope the gameplay is like Dark Souls.

nephili232
nephili232

Looks great. I'm hoping this is actually Dragon's Dogma 2. Doesn't really make sense to make two very similar new IPs.

debryson
debryson

Hope this releases on the new Xbox as well, I love Dragons Dogma, one of my favorite games this past generation. Also interesting to note, Capcom says this is a "working title" and the Deep Down has the same initials of Dragon's Dogma. Capcom also stated Dogma was going to become a franchise. Fingers crossed this is really a sequel. Also why would Capcom release a game that competes with it's own property? I say Dogma sequel.

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

That was truly next gen. It looks like a CGI film from not that many years ago. Very impressive.

Sorciere_basic
Sorciere_basic

Heavily Dark/Demon's Souls inspired with a bit of Skyrim thrown in for good measure.

ICE_PREDATOR
ICE_PREDATOR

this was by far the most interesting game shown off at the conference imo

luckygrump
luckygrump

Very excited about this. Though much wasn't shown in the footage, it seems like it has great potential. Well right now I'm basically excited for every ps4 game announcement. But a deep 3rd person action rpg is just my thing. From the looks of it, I would compare it to Demon's souls and Dark Souls.

BradBurns
BradBurns

@ChiefFreeman 

My thoughts, exactly. 


I really hope this is what can be expected out of the game and not some souped up ideal version with no serious gameplay taken into account. 

My optimistic side tells me that Capcom might be able to handle something that actually runs like this during gameplay. After all, Capcom hate aside, the original Dragon's Dogma looks very good. 

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

@JayQproductions you can tell that some parts were real-time rendered, while it looks like other parts were not... but yes that HUD makes the whole thing seem fake. 

Dreizel
Dreizel

@nephili232 If it is, i deeply hope they develop a better plot this time around. The game is looking amazing though whether it is DD2 or not, i'll look foward to it.

Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

@debryson it will be. 3rd party exclusives are going the way of the dinosaurs. games are too expensive to make to not be multiplatform.

MrPwntastic
MrPwntastic

@ChiefFreeman Dragon's Dogma does not have very impressive gameplay graphics.  They're good, but certainly not great, and the game's draw distance and frame rate and screen tearing is even less impressive.  This is probably due to, at least for the most part, the hardware limitations of an old console generation.  But I would be pretty impressed if Deep Down's gameplay featured the sort of graphics shown in this trailer without once again sacrificing draw distance and frame rate and screen tearing.  Since all of this could have easily been pre-rendered, it's really very little to go by if we want to know what this game will look like in action.