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Capcom's Probably Making More Dragon's Dogma

More than one million copies shipped worldwide is good enough for Capcom.

Dragon's Dogma had its fair share of problems, but the combat was so damn good.
Dragon's Dogma had its fair share of problems, but the combat was so damn good.

It's not official official, but it's looking pretty likely Capcom is going to push forward with Dragon's Dogma as a headline franchise.

Capcom announced today Dragon's Dogma has shipped 1.05 million copies worldwide, "setting the stage for creating a series of titles."

It's not the first time Capcom has recently alluded to more Dragon's Dogma games, either. Just recently, Famitsu polled a series of Japanese game designers about what they're looking forward to creating in the future, and there was a telling comment from director Hideaki Itsuno, as translated by Andriasang.

Capcom's Hideaki Itsuno says that he really wants to make a sequel to Dragon's Dogma. The current world is just two-thirds of the idea he had in mind, and there are things he'd still like to do.

That said, despite some critical acclaim from writers like yours truly, Dragon's Dogma has its work cut out for itself in the West. Capcom admitted the game "struggled" out here.

It's still my opinion that Dragon's Dogma represents Capcom's best chance to help make Monster Hunter (or Monster Hunter-like games) a hit out here. You've already got me on board for a sequel.

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