Exciting looks at eagerly anticipated Xbox games from Capcom took center stage at Tokyo Game Show 2023. Check out a rundown of the highlights below!
Dragon’s Dogma 2 Swoops in with New Gameplay Details
Dragon’s Dogma 2 Director Hideaki Itsuno shared new gameplay details for the highly anticipated action-RPG, with an emphasis on combat and the dense new world players will immerse themselves in.
The vocations you choose determine the playstyle of you and your AI-controlled Pawns. Director Itsuno shared a look at the four starting vocations that you can choose from at the start of the game, as well as two additional vocations.
Cut down enemies and protect your party as a Fighter. This vocation focuses on melee combat, utilizing a one-handed sword and shield for an equal balance of offense and defense. It’s a great all-around vocation and fits well with most party compositions.
Rain down arrows from a distance using a bow and arrow as the Archer. This vocation is best suited to take down enemies above you, such as the many harpies that roam the skies. Take advantage of different arrows in your arsenal like exploding or blighting arrows to best your foes.
Strike swiftly with dual daggers as a Thief. Taking advantage of this vocation’s agility and choosing your openings is key. Stay aware of the enemy’s attack and use the Thief’s Swift Step ability to quickly dash away from enemies after an attack.
Cast powerful attack, healing, and support magick as a Mage. Summon powerful spells from above or cast an enchantment to strengthen your allies to get the edge in battle. More advanced magick will have longer incantations, so you’ll need to stay safe when casting powerful magick.
The Mystic Spearhand vocation wields the double-edged Duospear combined with unique magick attacks. Twirl your spear to hit multiple foes and use your magick to throw items or block an enemy’s movement. This new vocation is a great all-rounder that can adapt to any situation.
The fan favorite Magick Archer, delivers magick arrows that can devastate opponents and heal and support allies. One powerful and risky skill allows you to sacrifice your health to unleash a powerful attack over a wide area. No risk, no reward!
Choose the vocations of your party to best suit your needs and triumph over the many foes that await. You’ll be able to change your vocation at a Vocation Guild, so feel free to experiment! The full game will feature more unique vocations, so we hope you look forward to seeing them.
Director Itsuno also introduced some of the details that will be part of your journey in this world. Two nations reside in this world: Vermund, the kingdom of humanity, and Battahl, the land of the beastren. Vermund is a land ruled by the Arisen for generations, full of lush green meadows and rolling hills. Batthal is an area full of rugged canyons and the new beastren race calls home.
Why not ride an oxcart instead of hoofing it on foot? Hop onboard and take a quick rest to make it to your destination quickly. You can be attacked during your travels though, so stay ready!
Pitch black nights are another key series element returning in Dragon’s Dogma 2. Some highly dangerous monsters only appear during nighttime. Being cautious and prepared when traveling at night is key to survival, but waiting until morning is a sound strategy. Head to a campsite and use a camping kit to rest until the next morning and recover your health.
Environments can also play a key role in combat. For instance, breaking a dam to unleash a rush of water onto your enemies can completely change an encounter. Facing enemies like the Cyclops in canyon areas with the right combination of vocations in your party could topple over to create a makeshift bridge. Plenty of emergent gameplay situations like this await in your adventures ahead.
All of this is just a small slice of what you can expect in Dragon’s Dogma 2, and we can’t wait to share more in the future!
The Wargames Evolve in Exoprimal’s Next Update
Thanks to every Exofighter who joined the wargames on Xbox and Windows! Exoprimal’s dinosaur action continues to evolve with Title Update 2, coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows on October 18!
Ocean Platform is a new map coming to the wargames! Full of narrow scaffolding and with an emphasis on verticality, this offshore oil plant will challenge you to use your exosuit’s skills and rigs efficiently to navigate across the map while holding off dinosaur swarms.
Also included in Title Update 2 is Escape, a new final mission where you’ll team up with the opposing squad in an intense ten-player cooperative mission. Work together to secure and defend points on the map as quickly as possible to improve your odds of survival, then make a final rush to escape while fighting off overwhelming hordes of dinosaurs and neosaurs – dinos that have been altered in strange ways on their trip through time – to either escape as a team, or to be flagged for mortal sunset.
Title Update 2 will add two new rigs – suit attachments that can be swapped out at any time during gameplay – to the mix: the Drone rig and the Edge Strike rig. The Drone rig flies forward when deployed, leaving a lingering explosion and blinding any dinosaurs that come into contact. The Edge Strike rig fires a blade and teleports you to its location, before unleashing a quick slash.
Plus, it’s time to take Exoprimal to the streets! Street Fighter 6 collaboration content is also arriving on Bikitoa Island as part of Title Update 2. Ryu, Guile, and the newly revealed Chun-Li exosuit skins, charms, stamps, emotes, and decals make the leap from the streets to the wargames.
Season 2 of Exoprimal also launches on October 18, bringing a new Survival Pass with plenty of new earnable rewards. Be sure to jump in and complete the Season 1 Survival Pass while you can! We’ll also have an upcoming series of holiday events where you can earn special exosuit skins. There’s even more on the way with Title Update 3 in January 2024, which will introduce a collaboration with the Monster Hunter series, so Exofighters should remain on their toes and be ready for future dimensional integration.
Court is Back in Session with the Ace Attorney Series
Hold it! Whether you’re brand new to the Ace Attorney series or are looking to get back into all the thrilling courtroom drama, we’ve got you covered.
Recently revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2023, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is coming to Game Pass on September 26! Experience the early days of Phoenix Wright’s career in the series’ first three mainline entries full of nail-biting narratives, quirky characters, and unpredictable courtroom battles. It’s a perfect entry point for greenhorn attorneys to dive into the series for the first time.
Continue the story with Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy releasing separately on January 25, 2024. Packed with three titles that track the rookie lawyer’s journey to bring an end to the dark age of the law, Apollo Justice’s legal journey has been relitigated for modern screens with updated visuals and presentation! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy can be enjoyed as its own complete storyline, while those who have played Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy as well will have the extra fun of recognizing certain characters and callbacks to the first trilogy, as well, allowing attorneys of all stripes to experience one or both sagas on Xbox.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy also has some welcome additions that are sure to please the court. An episode select feature that allows you to choose any episode from any of the included three games right from the start, DLC costumes and bonus episodes from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice are included, an animation studio where you can replay each character’s unique animations, and a Museum including an Orchestra Hall and Art Library will provide you with plenty to listen to and look at when you’re not busy with sorting out the Court Record! So get your Chords of Steel ready – here comes Justice!
We hope the updates above have you excited for everything Capcom’s got coming to Xbox. Don’t forget that in addition to Exoprimal and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, you can also play Monster Hunter Rise now on Xbox Game Pass. Looking ahead, our exciting new title Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess is also coming to Game Pass.
Thanks again for reading, and we look forward to sharing more news in the future!