Capcom’s fantasy RPG series Dragon’s Dogma has entered into the world of MMORPGs, according to a reveal in Famitsu and some translating over at Gematsu.
Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title slated for 2015. Expect microtransactions in lieu of a one-time buy in like the new Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. DDO is coming to the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PC.
Much of Dragon’s Dogma’s key gameplay elements will be making a return, namely the Pawn system, open-world exploration, and climbing on giant enemies a la Shadow of the Colossus. There are four confirmed classes so far, and players can change theirs and their pawns’ at will. Parties are made up of four members with either AI or human-controlled players. Social spaces will contain room for up to 100 players at a time.
Character creation will also be overhauled, along with the crafting system. Seasonal updates will add to the game world alongside epic eight-player missions that seem to be DDO’s version of raids.
The original Dragon’s Dogma was released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 back in May of 2012. An enhanced version of the game, entitled Dark Arisen, was released a year later. Hi-res textures, the original Japanese voice acting, and a treasure trove of additional armor, weapons, and quests were included.
Capcom’s newest action-RPG Deep Down has been pushed back multiple times. Deep Down will also be free-to-play, if it ever sees the light of day.