Capcom has released Dragon’s Dogma 2, a sequel over a decade in the making, on PC (Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S ($69.99).

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a third-person action-RPG set in a new fantasy world. The world is four times the size of the original game, and includes over 1,000 NPCs.

It’s a bit like Skyrim meets Monster Hunter.

The world features two nations divided on the threat of an all-powerful Dragon. Once again the story centers on a customizable adventurer whose heart is stolen by the Dragon, becoming the Arisen.

The Arisen begins with one of four vocations: Archer, Fighter, Mage, or Thief. Additional vocations can be unlocked later in the story.

As with the original Dragon’s Dogma, players can enlist the aid of up to three AI companions called Pawns. Pawns can be custom created, or downloaded and shared with others. They help in battle, guide to new locations, and support your emotional victories through vigorous high-fives. Build-A-Friend!

Pawns can also be created outside of the game using the Character Creator & Storage tool, a free download on Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox.

A Deluxe Edition of Dragon’s Dogma 2 includes the New Journey Pack of in-game goodies, and digital soundtrack ($79.99).

Dragon’s Dogma 2 has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB, with blood and gore, language, sexual themes, and violence.

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