Dragon’s Dogma 2, the long-overdue sequel to 2012’s Dragon’s Dogma, has received a rating in Saudia Arabia, suggesting that a release might be close.
The rating from The General Authority for Media Regulation (GAMR) was spotted by several outlets, including Try Hard Guides. The sequel is listed for 18+, which is interesting since the original game was banned in the country. We’ve included a post on X containing the listing below:
عودة من أكثر الألعاب المنتظرة بعد غياب 10 أعوام🤩
— التصنيف العمري للألعاب الإلكترونية (@VGAR_SA) November 13, 2023
Usually, to-be-released games tend to receive ratings close to release, something several months before an actual release. As such, Dragon’s Dogma 2 may be slated for a release in the first half of 2024 – something we already suggested some months ago given the stream of informative and publically playable TGS demo. Back in September of this year, the highly-anticipated sequel received some new gameplay footage, which we included once more below:
As revealed by Game Director Hideaki Itsuno and Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi during TGS 2023, the game will be a fantasy world simulation game with a lot more emphasis on physics.
“By applying tools such as physical calculations, even a single slope has meaning in gameplay”, Itsuno said during an interview. “In battle, higher ground has an advantage. However, climbing to high places costs more than navigating on flat ground. When throwing something, it hurts more if you throw it from top to bottom. Running down a slope from top to bottom increases speed.”
Dragon’s Dogma 2 releases on a yet-to-be-confirmed release date on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. The game was officially announced back in June of last year.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 begins in a subterranean jail, where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories. With their heart taken by the Dragon, the Arisen is set on a path to slay that symbol of the world’s destruction as it soars through the sky on massive wings, breathing flames that scorch everything in its path. Betwixt the domains of humans and the newly introduced beastren race, a hero must fulfill their forgotten destiny, and claim the throne. Up to three mysterious otherworldly beings, known as Pawns, accompany the Arisen throughout their journey. Pawns create the feeling of a cooperative gameplay experience by offering unique characteristics, skills, and knowledge gained from their experiences with other Arisen.