Capcom’s Unleashed a ton load of Dragon Dogma details, including release date, class details, story and a spanking hot trailer that will surely leave you wanting. The full quencher’s below the break.
The game’s being directed by Devil May Cry’s Itsuno Hideaki, and features many classes: Mage, Ranger, Warrior, Sorcerer, Magick Archer, Mystic Knight and Assassin The classes being featured today, however, are called Strider and Fighter.
Wielding dual daggers and a shortbow, Striders deal damage with quick speed and deadly accuracy. Striders also have trap abilities and trick arrows that allow them to confuse and disorient enemies.
Striders are skilled in ranged attacks, and can deliver damage more quickly than other classes, moving swiftly around the battlefield with speed and agility, striking at enemies with their dual daggers. The trade-off, however, is that their attacks power is relatively low.
Thanks to their many bow skills, Striders are able to rain down arrows on enemies from long distances and can shoot down airborne enemies with ease.
The Striders also excel in acrobatics, and are able to grapple and climb large enemies longer than any other class, allowing them to freely strike at an enemy’s weakest areas. They are quite nimble from the start, with evasive maneuvers and high stamina. With growth, they can learn a variety of skills, such as thievery and multi-part attacks that deal several strikes at once. Focusing on developing attack power could result in a remarkably well-balanced Strider.
- Ensnare – Casts cords to snare lightweight foes, knocking them to the ground to incapacitate them .
- Scarlet Kisses – Concentrates a flurry of slashes on a single point, easily shredding foes with meager endurance.
- Cloudburst Volley – Sends a wall of arrows skyward to rain down on a broad area.
Most effective against: Cyclopes, harpies, griffins
Least effective against: Saurians, phantoms, skeletons
Equipped with a sword and shield, Fighters offer a good balance of offense and defense and serve on the party’s front lines. Equipped with a one-handed sword and shield, they excel at both offense and defense. Fighters possess a variety of deadly sword skills, ranging from dashing attacks that allow fighters to quickly close the gap on an enemy, to skills that allow them to skewer enemies from safely behind their shields.
Defensively, Fighters offer a variety of abilities that allow them to serve as a veritable “tank” for the party, letting ranged and offensive classes deal damage from a safe distance. They are able to quickly switch between defense and offense thanks to their sword/shield combo, and indeed, mastery of the Fighter’s defensive maneuvers is key to using this class effectively.
Fighters are able to launch allies into the air to grab flying enemies, making them invaluable when fighting winged opponents.
To their disadvantage, however, they are not particularly hard nor nimble hitters, and they cannot cast any elemental attacks, though their weapons can be imbued with elemental status if accompanied by a mage or other class capable of elementals.
- Shield Strike – Strikes a foe with the shield, causing little damage but forcing the target to drop his or her guard.
- Flesh Skewer – Thrusts the blade into the target’s body, pinning target in place and proceeding to rain down further blows.
- Blink Strike – Rushes to the target and delivers a powerful blow.
Most effective against: Chimeras, wolves, saurians.
Least effective against: Undead, phantoms, evil eyes, and other magical foes.
Dragon’s Dogma goes on sale for PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 22nd, and will include early access to Resident Evil 6′s demo.