The demo for the action RPG will be available exclusively to PlayStation 3 owners. It will feature the game’s prologue and give players access to the character customization screen. Gamers will have to track down Hydra and deliver one of its three heads to the castle.
A demo is released in hopes of swaying the player’s desire to purchase the game. If a gamer decides to buy the full version of Dragon’s Dogma after playing through the demo, all of the character’s saved data will carry over into the main game.
Both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game are getting a title update. An Easy Mode has been added to the game’s campaign. This will help make it easier for any newcomers to the title.
Capcom also announced that a competition is now underway for Dragon’s Dogma. The competition is being held on the Pawn Community website, The Gran Soren Times. Players will be able to win prizes such as exclusive avatars on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Twelve grand prize winners will receive a set of five avatars and special pawn status. Twelve second prize winners will win a set of five avatars. Third prize winners will win one avatar each.
Players can submit in-game screenshots using the game’s photo sharing features. The Most Dashing Gentlemen, The Fairest Maidens, and The Most Unique Myrmidons will be judged based on the screenshots submitted through the Pawn Community. Winners will be judged 30% for originality, 30% for quality, 30% for popularity, and 10% on likes from the Dragon’s Dogma team. Six winners each from Europe, North America and Japan will have their pawns showcased in the Special Pawn area of the Rift. The contest is going now through August 23.
Dragon’s Dogma released in March for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It garnered solid reviews and successful sales. Over two million copies of the game have been sold worldwide. The demo for the game will be available in Europe on August 15 and in the North American PlayStation Store on August 21.