Dragon’s Dogma 2: Release date & time, platforms, gameplay, trailers, more

Souhardya Choudhury
Dragon's Dogma 2 character and his companions

Capcom’s beloved RPG franchise is back as Dragon’s Dogma 2 is coming soon. So, here’s everything you need to know about Dragon’s Dogma 2, including its release date and time, setting, story, gameplay, and all trailers.

RPG fans have been waiting for Dragon’s Dogma 2 for years and the time has finally come for the game‘s arrival. One of Capcom’s biggest IPs alongside Devil May Cry and Monster Hunter, Dragon’s Dogma was revolutionary for the RPG genre.

The first part of 2024 had many RPG releases like Persona 3 Reload, Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth, and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Now, Capcom brings back its iconic open-world RPG adventure with Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Here’s everything to know about Dragon’s Dogma 2 including when it releases, its story, gameplay, and more.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 release date

Dragon’s Dogma 2 will be released on March 22, 2024, as announced by Capcom in the Dragon’s Dogma 2 Showcase on November 28, 2023.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 release time

Dragon’s Dogma 2 will release at midnight local time on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S except for Pacific Time where it releases at 9 PM PDT on March 21.

Here’s when Dragon’s Dogma 2 releases on Steam:

  • PDT: March 21 at 5 PM
  • CST: March 21 at 6 PM
  • EDT: March 21 at 8 PM
  • BRT: March 21 at 9 PM
  • GMT: March 22 at 12 AM
  • CET: March 22 at 1 AM
  • EET: March 22 at 2 AM
  • AST: March 22 at 3 AM
  • KST: March 22 at 9 AM
  • JST: March 22 at 9 AM
  • NZDT: March 22 at 1 PM

Dragon’s Dogma 2 platforms

Dragon’s Dogma 2 will be released on PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. Pre-orders are now live for these platforms.

The game will not be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 story & setting

Dragon’s Dogma centers around the unending conflict between two nations— the human kingdom of Vermund and the eastern kingdom of Battahl, even though both want to exterminate the dragon that took the protagonist’s heart.

Like the previous installment, you play as the Arisen in Dragon’s Dogma 2. We see the Arisen, Dragon’s Dogma 2 players, facing several gigantic enemies in the trailers, giving a little insight into the story and its antagonists.

The story remains straightforward and will last almost the same number of hours as the first entry, as confirmed by the game’s director in a Game Informer interview.

Dragon's Dogma 2 menu.
You can check your open-world position in the Dragon’s Dogma 2 menu.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is set in a world that’s parallel to the previous installment. The theme is set around Gransys, the same fantasy-themed world from the previous 2012 title, but will be four times bigger than the first Dragon’s Dogma.

For those who love exploration in RPGs, Dragon’s Dogma 2 seems to be the perfect game. Aside from an extensive list of endemic life and monsters roaming throughout the map, it seems like players will never be exhausted from exploring everything Dragon’s Dogma 2 has to offer.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 gameplay explained

Dragon’s Dogma 2 sees players travel a vast open world with their party, taking on quests and battling giant monsters.

The game has three categories of classes or Vocations, which are Starting, Advanced, and Hybrid Vocations, and you will be able to unlock each class in these categories by progressing through the game. You won’t be able to play with your friends but you get to recruit AI-controlled companions.

Players will be able to use the newly introduced Pawn system and take on the wide range of quests and activities present in the game. Aside from the main questline, you can take on hundreds of side quests and interact with various characters while hunting monsters and enhancing your build.

Will Dragon’s Dogma 2 have Graphics settings?

Dragon’s Dogma 2 will not feature multiple Graphics settings or modes like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth or other next-gen console games. The game’s director Hideaki Itsuno confirmed via X that Capcom’s upcoming RPG will have uncapped framerate on all versions.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 will skip the usual Performance & Graphics mode, focusing on one single mode that will be turned on by default in the game’s settings

Dragon’s Dogma 2 trailers

Dragons’ Dogma 2 has received five trailers so far with the first being the reveal trailer released on May 25, 2023, and the latest being the game’s Spotlight on Capcom’s latest online presentation. Check them out below:

Dragon’s Dogma 2 – 1st Trailer

Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Main Trailer

Dragon’s Dogma 2 State of Play trailer

Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Action trailer

Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Capcom Highlights: March 2024

You can check out the rest of the Spotlights for each Vocation, or Dragon’s Dogma 2 word for classes, on the official game’s YouTube channel.

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