Capcom Nearly Made Dragon's Dogma 2 Instead of Devil May Cry 5, DD2 Could Be Next

Written by Neil Soutter on Fri, Feb 8, 2019 12:48 PM
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In what is, in my humble opinion, one of life’s greatest tragedies, Capcom director Hideaki Itsuno has said he was given the opportunity to create Dragon’s Dogma 2 but instead settled on Devil May Cry 5.

"Look, I want to make either Devil May Cry 5 or Dragon’s Dogma 2 next,” said Itsuno to VG247. “He said ‘okay, do whatever you want. Do whichever one you want.’ So I thought, alright, y’know what… let’s do DMC5. So we did that.”

Which, for Devil May Cry die-hards, is fantastic! Not so much for devout Dragon’s Dogma fans, mind, although the DMC5 demo suggests the action-packed sequel is going to be a top-tier game. What a problem for Itsuno to have though, choosing between those two franchises. Capcom is absolutely firing on all cylinders right now.

Things get much better for Dragon’s Dogma fans later in the interview though. Itsuno goes full-on tease by saying “Here we are—we’re now finishing up DMC5. But I had ideas for Dragon’s Dogma 2 at the time as well. So here we are, it’s the end of this project.” This practically screams that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is going to be heading into development shortly, something we weren’t sure could ever possibly happen.

If development on Dragon's Dogma 2 is indeed commencing once DMC5 is out the door then we could potentially be looking at a time frame of 2022-ish. Obviously, if Devil May Cry 5 sells absolute gangbusters then that probably puts a bit of a spanner in the works but we'll have to wait and see.

Which would you rather have had?

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05:02 Feb-09-2019

if you prefer a better complex game design, dragons dogma, if not, DMC.

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10:10 Feb-09-2019

Couldn't agree more. Capcom screwed up royally by ignoring Dragon's Dogma.

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00:44 Feb-09-2019

Man I hope we get a new Dragons Dogma I really enjoyed the game even with its flaws

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18:06 Feb-08-2019

Dragon's Dogma is amazing hopefully they do release it soon.

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05:03 Feb-09-2019

based on the titles right now, it'll be competing w/ MHW that includes the upcoming expansion on both platforms.

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17:49 Feb-08-2019

The biggest surprise I ever had in my gaming life considering that it wasn't that known nor had the best marketing. It had its flaws, but damn the things that were right were so freakin done right.

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17:52 Feb-08-2019

The classes were all fun and balanced (except the warrior ), the fighting mechanics were so fun and impactful, the boss fights were among the best in the genre only lesser than Dark Souls bosses.

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17:58 Feb-08-2019

And the SORCERER, omg no rpg game has done the mage class so damn right like the sorcerer in Dragon Dogma.

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17:26 Feb-08-2019

Dragon's Dogma was the reason why i wanted a console so badly then. Just to play that game. It's not by any means a perfect game, but boy Dragon's Dogma is such an underrated game. I liked it, i loved it. I even say it's more immersive than Skyrim. Here's hoping for its sequel !

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16:27 Feb-08-2019

I want both equally, like them a lot, as long as we're getting DD 2 after DMC 5 it's ok.

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14:57 Feb-08-2019

Devil May Cry.


I've waited way too long for a proper continuation to DMC4

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14:57 Feb-08-2019

Dragons dogma needs a new addition to the franchise. Love the game to death and beat it yearly.

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14:21 Feb-08-2019

Oh God, would love DD2. DD was one of the best games I've ever played

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13:52 Feb-08-2019

I am okay with both games. But I think I have missed a good spectacle action game a little more than open world action RPG.

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13:35 Feb-08-2019

Devil May Cry 5

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13:14 Feb-08-2019

I loved Dragon's Dogma, it was an awesome game. Put about 70 + hours into it. Would love to see a Dragon's Dogma 2. You're right though Fattman it didn't get a lot of hype, which was a shame. It wasn't co-op either unfortunately, strictly single player.

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12:55 Feb-08-2019

Did that many people even enjoy Dragon’s Dogma that much??
At least for the PC version (what was it 2015 - 2016?), it did not have a lot of hype... idk..

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13:26 Feb-08-2019

I guess just because it took so long to come to PC but I think it was reasonably popular

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13:40 Feb-08-2019

I liked it
Not sure how it holds up to the test of time, but would certainly like to see how a new one looks if it comes direct to PC

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14:22 Feb-08-2019

Not enough attention imo, it was an awesome game.

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