The third and final Dragon’s Dogma developer diary has been released ahead of the epic action RPG’s launch later this month, this time discussing the myriad of non-playable characters you’ll encounter (over 400 of them!) as well as the countless number of ‘Pawns’ you’ll have at your disposal throughout your adventure.
Turns out you’ll need all the help you can get if you’re to match Capcom’s challenge and overcome the Ur-Dragon… but before we discuss that mighty task, let’s look at the character that will help us approach it:
Dragon’s Dogma – Developer Diaries Part 3
OK… now that we know who we’ll be able to count on during our adventures in Dragon’s Dogma, we peek at one of Capcom’s challenges that the team has included in the game – that of the immensely powerful Ur-Dragon:
“Known as the Ur-Dragon, this is the challenge that awaits Dragon’s Dogma owners,” writes Capcom. “Players and their parties of Pawns from around the world can compete collectively online in an asynchronous encounter against the Ur-Dragon via Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network.
“The effect of each party’s attacks will be combined, but be warned its immense strength means it will take multiple encounters before the Ur-Dragon finally falls. Be the one that deals the fatal blow and receive the maximum reward, but regardless all players can still obtain both common and rare items dropped by the Ur-Dragon when they inflict damage.”
“Players without an online connection can also take on the Ur-Dragon alone, but the rewards will be different to those received online. All slayers of the Ur-Dragon will have their names and play times recorded in a hall of fame for others to view and aim to beat.”
Here’s what you’re up against – mighty!
Dragon’s Dogma – The Ur-Dragon