There might be a whole other reason to pick up Capcom's forthcoming fantasy action romp, Dragon's Dogma
, on Xbox 360 over PS3 when it releases this May.
Capcom has revealed that anyone picking the game up on Microsoft's platform will gain exclusive access to a Resident Evil 6 demo a full 60 days earlier than when the same demo will be available on the PS3 (September 5) via a redeemable token packaged in with the retail copy of the game. Dragon's Dogma then will be released across both the PS3 and Xbox 360 May 24 (AU) and features a massive open-world built from the MT Framework tech that powered the likes of Lost Planet 2 and Marvel Vs Capcom 3.
An exciting new franchise which redefines the action genre, Dragon’s Dogma is from the team that produced some of Capcom’s greatest action games. Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma offers an exhilarating and fulfilling action combat game with the freedom to explore and interact in a rich, living and breathing world.
Dragon’s Dogma introduces an innovative team system to the genre. Known as Pawns, these three AI partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability they have developed based on traits learned over time from the player and their actions. By utilising the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network or PlayStation Network players will journey to the Rift where they can share their own Pawns with friends and be rewarded with treasure, knowledge of the world and strategies for taking down enemies. Conversely, players can borrow friends’ Pawns with the specific skills or experience required to tackle a particular quest. In addition, Dragon’s Dogma will ship with thousands of ready-made Pawns for players to pick their allies offline.
Like so much else this early in the year, we're getting a look at the game concurrently, so stay tuned for our own spin on how Capcom's foray into open-world action-RPG development fares (hint: pretty good, actually).