Dragon's Dogma spin-off heading to PS Vita

2D RPG slated for fall release in Japan; uses free-to-play model.

Capcom has announced a mobile spin-off to Dragon's Dogma called Dragon's Dogma Quest.

The cycle of eternal return will continue on the Vita in 2D form.

According to this week's issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Siliconera), the game will be a 2D role-playing game using a free-to-play model and will be online-only. Like in the game it's based on, players can bring in a pawn to help them complete more than 150 jobs that take place in various dungeons, towns, and villages.

Up to four players can team up in an online session of Dragon's Dogma Quest. The article also said that the free-to-play model would be tailored for players who do not have a lot of free time to complete the game.

The game is slated for a fall release in Japan. There is no word on a North American or European release at this point. For more information on the main Dragon's Dogma titles, check out GameSpot's coverage.

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TirOrah
TirOrah

So this is basically a F2P, mini Dragon's Dogma MMORPG? Interesting. Not itnerested though. Even if I had a Vita I'm not sure I'd really be that excited - though of course I ~would~ try it, because it's free to play...


I honestly don't have super high hopes for this game, but I love Dragon's Dogma as a franchise and I want it to do well. When they announce a Dragon's Dogma game for the PS4, then I will be ecstatic. ^^

insanem0nk
insanem0nk

errrrr Halo mobile game, Deus Ex mobile game, now Dragons Dogma mobile game, what is the world coming to?!?!

nasser_m200
nasser_m200

man PS Vita !!!!!. what abut PC -__-

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

Oh god, shit... 

I see I'm not the only one who suffered a sudden rise in Vita hype from the title only to be crushed in seconds by the rest of the details...

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

Forced online..free 2 play.. them are two things that make me never buy a game. Crapcom strikes again.

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

My reaction:

"Dragon's Dogma spin-off..." Yay!!

"...heading to PS Vita..." awwww!!

"2D RPG slated for fall release..." Yay!!

"...uses free-to-play model." awwww!!

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

I was excited until I read "free-to-play" ......

CoUGHB
CoUGHB

Ah, I'm a bit disappointed that it's 2d, always online, and only announced for Japan. Great news and I hope it's great nonetheless.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

I was willing to pay for this game until I heard it was free to play.

Sorry Capcom, no money for you this time.

Marky360
Marky360

If its coming to Vita then why does it need to be 2D? I think Uncharted Golden Abyss already showed the Vita has enough power under the hood to deliver a full on 3D console experience. I didn't see anything in the article that mentioned this is coming to any other platform so it being a Vita exclusive makes it even more puzzling why there not using the full power of the Vita on this game.

Whitescarver
Whitescarver

Had my attention up 'til I read that sneaky 2D hidden in the subject line. I love 2D games as much as the next guy, I grew up on them, but the Vita is more than capable enough to handle games on the scale of Dragons Dogma in 3D, games like Soul Sacrifice, Uncharted, Sly Cooper and so many more prove this. I like the series but I'm not sure how well it'll transfer over to 2D, just like how the new Batman game looks incredibly boring for Vita because of 2D.

Ovirew
Ovirew

Cool but....  Maybe not cool?  Idk.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

But the point of the game is exploration which likely won't happen on a 2D plane.  Why won't anyone make a 3D game on the Vita (this and Batman getting a 2D version).  And F2P, not cool, just give me the full game and I'll buy it.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

I'm not seeing anything good that can be taken from Dragons Dogma and put into 2d... Plus the "buy tons of useless shit, that would cost fictional money in any other game" payment system turns me right off... Shame.

blackace
blackace

Bring it to America already. Everyone is loving Dragon Dogma here in the states. Please make a REAL sequel for the PS4 and XBox One.

onixevil
onixevil

From the bottom of gamer heart that never filled with Exclusives arrogance . Please release it on PC .

strawberry9
strawberry9

"free-to-play model would be tailored for players who do not have a lot of free time to complete the game" 


I was excited until i read that... Basically it will be some stupid spinoff 

edinko
edinko

You lost me at F2P.

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

How about a PC release so that the majority of people interested in this game will actually buy it?

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

"Dragon's Dogma spin-off coming to Vita"Yay!

"it's 2D"

It could still be good...

"Free to play"

Interest dead.

Max_160
Max_160

is PS vita that weak? RPG games requires 2d models or PS2 graphics? for fuckin real? i remember we were promised console like experience.

combigotes
combigotes

dragon dogma??? who cares!!! bring MONTER HUNTER!!

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@Virtual_Erkan Well I agree with you there simply because this is Capcom. Only a matter of time before they pull a fast one and then say only a portion of the game is F2P.

On the other side of the comment, Guild Wars 2 is the perfect example of a game that is just awesome while it has no sub to pay.

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

@Marky360 it's free to play , so the developmnet cost must be cheap , that's why the game are on 2D

madetotrollu
madetotrollu

@Whitescarver  Um... it's in bold on the first line.. it's the article opening comment. if that's sneaky to you I'm in hysterics imagining what you'd call your recon mission to the breakfast table to eat your cheerios.

emperiox
emperiox

@onixevil Agreed, also fix the shitty save system so I can have more than 1 character. I'm an altoholic -.-

maitkarro
maitkarro

@edinko This is a jpn made F2P those are really good, as I've experienced some PS3 games that are from jpn psn and are free.

blackothh
blackothh

@Max_160 its probably 2D because of a dev decision, the Vita is very powerful and can handle games without a problem.

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@Max_160 The Vita is insanely powerful for a handheld (it runs it's own Uncharted game which looks absolutely amazing).  I don't know what the reasoning is behind the 2d other than to keep the game small and save some cash on development.

green_scorpion
green_scorpion

@Max_160 Vita graphics are actually quite good.  I'm guessing Capcom is just being cheap.

RealFabioSooner
RealFabioSooner

@combigotes No, thanks. The game has already run its course at 2 on the PSP. It's just retreading the same ground since then. The Vita is actually better off with games which took inspiration from Monster Hunter and did something different with it, such as Ragnarok Odyssey, Soul Sacrifice and (hopefully, based on the first game) Gods Eater 2.

Whitescarver
Whitescarver

@poster012 Doesn't bother me too much if at all, Free to Play can be done in so many ways. There are a bunch of free to play games that are actually very fun to play, if they do it right it Free to Play doesn't have to be a downside. Can't blame a developer for others mistakes.

Downgrading to 2D just feels cheap after the game has already proven to be decent 3D action RPG. Like with the new Batman game for Vita, they're only selling us a series brand and none of the content that we've grown to love through the Arkham games.

poster012
poster012

@Whitescarver @poster012 How is 2D a downgrade? In fact, there are several examples of the opposite. I've played enough free-to-play games to know that there is definite potential for abuse. I have never sunk a penny into a F2P, and I never will. If it comes to a point where I feel the need to spend money (which happens in almost every F2P I've ever experienced), then I stop playing. It's gotten to the point where I don't bother anymore. I don't want to play a game with such loose mechanics that they can be circumvented by paying money. I'd much rather just pay money for a good game. The only reason why F2P even exists is because companies had to coax people to try the game without any initial investment, then once hooked, would start to squeeze. I don't know why they felt the need to do this with an existing IP.