Dragon’s Dogma Online Announced for PS4 & PS3 in Japan

Following a tease and a trademark, Capcom has officially announced that Dragon’s Dogma Online is coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC in Japan later this year.

A free-to-play action title with item micro-transactions, Dragon’s Dogma Online sees you playing as an Awakened in the new region of Lestaria. Able to form four-player parties (AI pawns will take the place of people if you play by yourself), town lobbies support up to 100 people, with a Quick Matching feature also supported.

At launch, the open world’s size will match up to previous games in the series, with seasonal content updates expanding the map. Bigger missions that support up to eight players could also be coming down the line.

In terms of development, Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono says DDO is benefiting from co-operation with Sony Computer Entertainment, and since it couldn’t be made at the same time as Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, it was pushed back until now.

For those of you in North America or Europe hoping to get the game, when Eurogamer spoke with Capcom today, the publisher said there’s no plans to release Dragon’s Dogma Online in the West.

Do you hope Capcom brings Dragon’s Dogma Online (and Deep Down as well) out West?

[Source: Famitsu via Gematsu, Eurogamer]