There are some video game franchises that have a very long time between game releases.
We are still waiting to see if Half-Life 3 will come out someday, but games we know are in the works like Elder Scrolls VI and GTA VI sequels are long in the works.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim originally launched in 2011. GTA V came out two years later. There’s nothing quite like a release date for any of these sequels.
Unlike your annual Duty or Assassin’s Creed games, these franchises seem designed to actively prevent you from parting with your money for as long as humanly possible.
Then there are the games that you really hope get a sequel, but are never quite sure that day will come. For me has been such a game: dragon dogma, a Japanese RPG from Capcom that I consider to be one of my all-time favorites. Of course, we have the dark arisen extension/revision which was great, but The Dogma of the Dragons came out ten years ago and until now there hasn’t been much whispered about whether it would ever get a sequel.
Today, during a 10-year anniversary retrospective for Dragon†s Dogma, game director Hideaki Itsuno finally revealed that Dragon’s Dogma II is currently in development at Capcom. At the very end of the video (below) he dramatically unzips his jacket to reveal the The Dogma of the Dragons II logo.
This is exciting news. The Dogma of the Dragons is such a unique experience. There really is no other game quite like it. The battle is great. The pawn system, where you can “hire” other players’ NPC companions to join your adventures, is charming and clever. The world of Gransys is deep and fascinating. Together with dark souls (a franchise with a much more regular release cycle) this is one of my all-time favorite action JRPGs.
And now we finally get a sequel. One day. There’s really nothing else we know about the game right now, other than that it’s in development and will presumably be released sometime in the future. Hopefully not the distant future. Hopefully sooner Elder Scrolls VI, Half-Life 3 and, it is presumed, The winds of winter.