A surprise action RPG hit from the last generation of gaming, Dragon’s Dogma from Capcom turned heads when it first launched on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. While its graphical fidelity and open-world environment may have been lacking in comparison to other big players at the time such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it made up for its shortfall with additive, easy-to-grasp gameplay, a high level of customizability and an online “pawn” system which allowed you to craft your main NPC companion.
While it received an enhanced re-release in 2013, was ported across to current generation platforms, and received a Japan-exclusive online game… the series has been stagnant for several years. Surely this wasn’t the last we heard of this series? Nope!
It was previously confirmed that Netflix had commissioned an original net animation series around Dragon’s Dogma, the latest in a line of video game to streaming service adaptations from the company. While remaining reasonably hush-hush about it for a while, along with the above key art, it has been confirmed that an airdate of 17 September 2020 is planned.
Taiki Sakurai will direct Dragon’s Dogma the Animation, with a script by Kurasumi Suyama, character designs by Kaoru Nishimura and animation production by the team at Sublimation (Who was previously involved in the feature film Walking Meat).
This is what Netflix has to say about the show so far:
After more than 100 years, the dragon suddenly appeared and consumed the village.
Ethan confronts the dragon to protect his beloved family, but his heart was taken by the dragon. Ethan, who seemed to have died, revives as the “Arisen” and embarks on a journey to regain his heart with Hannah, the Pawn who suddenly appeared in front of Ethan.
While continuing the journey, Ethan will battle with monsters that embody the seven deadly sins, but each time he defeats the monster, he himself will also gradually lose his humanity…
Expect to hear more about the animated version of Dragon’s Dogma soon.