Dragon’s Dogma Quest, A 2D Online-Only RPG, Is Heading To Vita

By Ishaan . June 4, 2013 . 7:29pm

Dragon’s Dogma Quest is headed to the PlayStation Vita in Japan this Fall, this week’s issue of Famitsu reveals. Before you get too excited, though, note that this is a free-to-play, online-only 2D RPG.

 

This week’s issue of Famitsu magazine (via: Game Jouhou) says Dragon’s Dogma Quest has over 150 jobs and is a fast-paced RPG you can play on the go. Famitsu says the player watches over the fights, issuing commands, and also levels up.

 

There’s more of a focus on strategy than action in Dragon’s Dogma Quest, but the game hopes to capture the spirit of Dragon’s Dogma, where you decide your strategies based on the enemy’s appearance.

 

Players can explore dungeons, towns, villages, and take on many sub-quests. You bring four of your pawns and can they can team up with four of your friends’ pawns, too, so one party can have a maximum of eight characters.

 

Famitsu also mentions that Dragon’s Dogma Quest, while being a free-to-play game, will have a billing model to assist those that don’t have a lot of time on their hands to play.

 

Update: More details added; slight corrections made.

 


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  • Nickie

    I’m glad Dragon’s Dogma is expanding but… can we hear something about Dragon’s Dogma 2?

    • jujubee88

      Are you really glad or did you just want to know about DD2?

      • Nickie

        Why wouldn’t I be happy that a title that I enjoy is getting more attention? I’m glad because it shows it’s doing well and hopefully there WILL be a Dragons Dogma 2.

        • jujubee88

          It’s good that a new IP name (that was a risk on Capcoms end) is getting exposure, sure.

          But we probably need to analyze this closer. I mean, it’s not exactly the same DD you played and enjoyed.

          In the end, a good game is a good game. That much I can agree on. ^^

  • Randgriz

    Im sold, i love dragond dogma!
    Land and skies and seas yearn, finish the cycle of eternal return!

  • DesmaX

    Sounds like a neat little game, to play on the go.

    Sadly, it won’t really leave japan, since it’s a portable MMO… But I’m curious about the art style, I’m a sucker for 2D sprites

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      It’s not an MMO. There’s no mention of multi-player. Just that it’s online-only, as in a connected f2p game with billing options.

      • DesmaX

        … yeeeeah, I can see where are you going.

        And, since it’s a 2D game, it definitely is what you’re saying

  • mirumu

    I guess they’ll be selling hats or whatever to generate some cash from it? That kind of F2P model seems to work okay on phones, but I wonder if it will work on the Vita?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      It must be working to some extent, since that seems to be the kind of game that bigger publishers are putting on Vita. I mean, Sega has Samurai & Dragons, Square has their port of Million Arthur, and now this.

      • mirumu

        That’s interesting. So I wonder if they plan to roll these sorts of games out elsewhere in the world? F2P games aren’t my cup of tea, I avoid them even on iOS/Android, but there is a market there and it does seem to be quite the lucrative business. Anything that improves the publisher’s bottom line should mean more good games for everyone I’d think.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Samurai & Dragons is available in English already. I doubt Square will bother will Million Arthur, though. DDQ could go either way, I guess.

      • jujubee88

        It must take a big blunder to mess up a game with the production cost like this. I mean, I doubt these costs peanuts, but there’s also no way Sony are ransacking the microtransaction purses these games come out with.

      • Marik78

        There’s also PSO2 and Guardian Hearts Online (which is also a 2D Online RPG)

  • zweii

    I wonder if it will look like Maple Story or Breath of Fire.

    • Virevolte

      Would be cool !

  • Pockystix

    if it plays like D&D beat ‘em ups, or Cadash, I’m all for it

    still waiting eagerly for DD2 though~

  • HassanJamal

    One small step to full game support from Capcom. I might be wrong but this is their second game on vita.

    • Shirayuri

      I think 3. Marvel vs Capcom, Street Fighter vs Tekken, and of course this game; Dragon’s Dogma Quest.

  • ShadowDivz

    Dragon’s Dogma is one of my favorite PS3 games. But im positive this won’t be leaving japan. *sigh*

    Hope we atleast get a trailer.

  • new_tradition

    I guess online only isn’t an issue in Japan..? I don’t know if there’s free Wi-Fi everywhere, but I heard data packages for the Vita were decently priced, compared to the US plans at least. Something like 15 US dollars for unlimited data for 20 hours in a month. Can’t remember now…

    • Testsubject909

      Well…. In North America in general, we’re getting and have been getting screwed when it comes to cell phones and data plans for such portable devices for many years now…

      • malek86

        I don’t understand these wildly different prices for mobile data, especially in a country like the USA where the infrastructure should be all set and ready, and competition abounds. In here, I pay $8 for 1GB of internet per month, no contract needed, and if I go over the limit I can still keep browsing for free (but speed gets limited to 64kbps). Heck, that might actually be convenient even in comparison to Japan. And to think Europe is generally considered behind the curve in terms of mobile connectivity…

  • Testsubject909

    I’ll wait till we have actual screenshots and trailers… Aside from that. Not sure what to think.

    Plus I’ve still got that bit of that whole “Capcom is probably going to abuse DLC” running in my head…

    • mirumu

      Well DLC abuse is really what the whole free to play market is by definition since other than advertising there’s not really any other way to monetize a game. There is certainly a huge market for this kind of thing, but I feel no desire to join them.

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    Wait, is this an actual spinoff of Dragon’s Dogma, or a parody of games with “dragon” in the title?

  • pimpalicious

    I have a feeling most of those 150 classes will be paid DLC.

    • Virevolte

      That comment made me sad.

  • Nicholas Perry

    Dragon’s Dogma Quest?

    This sounds P2W by the sounds of their words.

  • Draparde

    This sounds kindof intresting.

    i wonder how it looks.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Interest piqued.

  • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

    Capcom’s take on ATB
    No idea why they would put this on the Vita instead of iOS, though.

    • sandra10

      The Vita version of PSO2 has 500,000 players so there’s obviously a market on there. They’ll probably port it to iOS, android, etc. later down the road too.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Cause the Vita has buttons

      • TheExile285

        Didn’t stop them from releasing DMC and RE games on iOS with PSP and Vita getting neither of those series >_>

  • http://www.dorqs.com/ Pace

    2D RPG? That just took away 70% of what I loved about this game

    • Virevolte

      The remain 30% has to be for the game’s true ending ?
      I liked it a lot ~

  • Caleb

    I’m wondering what it would be: side scrolling, isometric, turn based, etc. If you can have pawns, I could imagine it being like many classic isometric/top view RPGs such as Chrono Triger and Dragon Quest where you walk around and your party follows in line.

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