Dragon’s Dogma 2 Will Let You “Safely Dive in” Even if You Haven’t Played the First Game

Among other things, you will “have characters around you explain things to get you up to speed,” according to director Hideaki Itsuno.

Given the fact that the original Dragon’s Dogma is over a decade old, it’s safe to assume that there will be a sizeable portion of the upcoming Dragon’s Dogma 2’s player base that won’t have much (or any) experience of its predecessor, but according to Hideaki Itsuno – director of both games – the sequel is made to be newcomer-friendly.

Speaking in a recent interview with GamesRadar, Itsuno said that having knowledge of the first game will be “useful” in Dragon’s Dogma 2, it’s not exactly going to be required reading. “The game starts off with a main character who has lost their memory,” he explained, before adding that you will also “have characters around you explain things to get you up to speed.”

“So even if this is your first time playing Dragon’s Dogma, you can safely dive in,” Itsuno said.

We’ve seen a fair bit of Dragon’s Dogma 2 in the lead-up to its release, and recent weeks in particular have brought plenty of new gameplay details and footage, showcasing a new enemy in the form of the mysterious Sphinx, revealing details on the game’s optional content, and showcasing its Fighter, Thief, Warrior, Sorcerer, and Trickster Vocations.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is set to launch on March 22 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.