Gaming News Dragon’s Dogma: The First Episode makes a sensational return to Steam!
Released in 2012, Dragon’s Dogman was a hit for Capcom. With more than a million units sold in one month, mainly in Japan, the shooter had established itself as the benchmark for action RPGs, with good ratings that didn’t break the ceiling. The public also quickly expected to see a sequel.
And because they waited, they waited. In 2013, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was released, an expansion that also included the base game. But since then nothing. The title was ported to other media including the Switch in 2019modified in every way, but Capcom only seemed not decided to offer a second episode.
Dragon’s Dogma 2, the sequel we stopped expecting
However, for several weeks it has been rumored that Dragon’s Dogma 2 could become a reality. It’s been a week tonight since Capcom held its presentation where we saw more about Exoprimal, the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion, the Resident Evil 4 remake, and the continuation of the Resident Evil Village program. But Dragon’s dogma in all this?
Well, Capcom chose to wait a few more days Celebrating 10 years of license. We were hoping for an announcement regarding the license, of course, and it happened because Dragon’s Dogma 2 was announced! Hideaki Itsuno, to whom we owe Devil May Cry, actually announced that the sequel was in development on Unreal Engine. No image, no release date, no announced platform, but a logo and the formalization of development.
A resurgence in Dark Arisen’s popularity
Capcom did everything right with the start of development of Dragon’s Dogma 2 because as soon as the Capcom Showcase outfit was announced, Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen started climbing the Steam charts! 2300, 2500, 3200, 4600 then 6100 and 6500 players were connected at the same time, according to the progress recorded by Steam DB between June 13th and 19th!
The numbers aren’t overwhelming, but it’s rare for a decades-old game to make a comeback so suddenly. Of course, there are exceptions to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s image, but these titles aren’t the norm. However, they reflect a real interest of the playerswho have chosen to discover or restart the game and 6500 players easily the highest total since February 2016.