And a new, longer Demo.
Capcom announced, earlier in the week, that Dragon’s Dogma has sold over one million copies, world wide, and that they are aiming to turn this game into a franchise. While one million in world wide sales isn’t bad for a new IP, the game has struggled outside of Japan. Capcom seem to think that this is because of the difficulty so they will be patching in an ‘Easy Mode.’
On August 6th, a new patch will be pushed to all platforms that will allow you to switch your game of Dragon’s Dogma to Easy Mode at any time. Capcom are also working to release a new demo that will allow players to try Dragon’s Dogma up to the point of the first major boss battle with the Hydra.
While I think the extended demo is a great idea, the addition of Easy Mode is a little misguided. I didn’t find Dragon’s Dogma particularly hard and what I really think it needs is a fast travel system. Exploration is one thing, but having to walk for half an hour just to do a side quest really kills your desire to do anything but the main story missions. If Capcom really listened to the community, they would know that everyone is clamoring for a better fast travel system.
Anyway, there you have it, you’ll soon be able to get an extended trial of Dragon’s Dogma and you can read our Review here.