Dragon's Dogma screenshot
Dragon's Dogma screenshot

Dragon's Dogma, Capcom's action RPG could be seen as a risk outside of Japan, but in its homeland the game is assured success, producer Hideaki Itsuno has told VideoGamer.com.

"I don't know if other Japanese developers are trying to become more global, but I know we definitely are," says Itsuno. "It's difficult, because we really want this game to sell 10 million units worldwide. We want to sell a lot, and that's just something that we think we can do. We're not positive [it will be a success]. Of course it's a risk, but that's what we want - a challenge.

"But in Japan, we can absolutely sell a million units. We know that's attainable, it's absolutely do-able. We have a kind of assurance that that will happen, but for worldwide that's not so much the case, and I think that's why a lot of Japanese developers are hesitant about going global. It's because they don't have that assurance that it'll be successful."

Sales aside, Itsuno says working on Dragon's Dogma is a dream come true.

"When I was a child I always had this dream of making a realistic fantasy open world game, and now I'm able to make that dream a reality," he says. "It's a first for Capcom, so we really hope that it's received well. We're doing our best to make it a great game."

Dragon's Dogma will be released on May 25 on PS3 and Xbox 360. For more on the game and Hideaki Itsuno, head over to our extended Dragon's Dogma feature.

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dudester's Avatar


pc gaming is dead tho.
Posted 15:34 on 21 March 2012
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thedanyrand@ Wido

But its only 10 days after Diablo 3 and from what Im hearing that should be a pretty big seller.
Posted 15:28 on 21 March 2012
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Wido@ dudester

360 for next month, you old bugger. :p
Posted 12:04 on 21 March 2012
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dudester@ Wido

Witcher 2 was out a long time ago ;)
Posted 11:57 on 21 March 2012
Wido's Avatar


25th of May it releases... Week before that we have Max Payne 3, and also on the 25th we have Ghost Recon. I can't see Dragon's Dogma taking the most of that, and its very unlikely I will get it straight away. I'll be leaving it for July/August.

Besides, Witcher 2 is out next month! *HYPE*
Posted 08:38 on 21 March 2012
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Going global is a mistake because it leads to generic titles like this one.......

Its a pathetic western cash grab at monster hunter which has far more whimsy and soul than this title.......

There isnt a chance it sells 1 million in any region, let alone japan
Posted 14:45 on 20 March 2012
dudester's Avatar


Why is that pretty much assured? is that a bit arrogant?
Posted 13:03 on 20 March 2012

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Release Date: 25/05/2012
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Action
Rating: BBFC 12
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