Dragon's Dogma Online coming to Japan this year

Capcom’s action-oriented RPG title Dragon's Dogma and its later-released update Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen saw a fair amount of success in both Japan and North America and the company’s next move for the franchise is to turn it into a free-to-play online social game akin to an MMO.

According to a Famitsu article which was translated by Gematsu, Dragon’s Dogma Online will be coming to Japan sometime in 2015 as a free-to-play title on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game will function in a similar fashion to its predecessors with players being able to create their own characters and venture out with a party of three companions who can either be A.I.-controlled Pawns or other players. Combat will retain its fast-paced action-oriented flavor with players fighting giant monsters that they can climb on and take down using coordinated attacks with their teammates. The game will be free-to-play and will support in-game microtransactions, town-based player lobbies, and in-game chat functions.

Dragon’s Dogma Online will be released in Japan sometime in 2015. Capcom says there are no current plans to bring it over to North America but since it filed trademarks for the name “Dragon’s Dogma Online” in Japan, the U.S., and the U.K., fans outside of Japan shouldn’t give up hope completely.