Netflix release first trailer for Dragon’s Dogma anime

Netflix have dropped their first trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of Capcom’s 2012 action RPG, Dragon’s Dogma.

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The video streaming giant give us a two and a half minute look at the upcoming series, set to debut on Netflix next month.

Featuring an original story and characters, there are elements Dragon’s Dogma players will recognise such as protagonist having his heart ripped out by a malevolent dragon.

Here’s the official synopsis of the series via Netflix themselves:

After losing his home to a dragon, Ethan sets out to hunt it down once and for all. A pawn appears by his side and serves to protect his life. But the dangers that lie in wait for Ethan are beyond their imaginations, for when you fight a monster… you just may become one too.

Video game adaptations don’t have the best of track records, it has to be said. However, Netflix deserves some leeway here following the success of its Castlevania anime which recently saw the launch of its third season.

Dragon’s Dogma will premiere on September 17th. In the meantime, fans may be asking what Capcom have planned for the video game series.

Weaving together elements from other Capcom hits such as Devil May Cry and Monster Hunter (Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls series also being a notable influence) Dragon’s Dogma was praised by critics at launch but has always been hidden away, on the fringes of every list of RPGs worth playing.

Launching on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 in 2012, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen followed the year after, making technical improvements while giving returning players a slab of new content to dive into. A complete version of the game later released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. An MMO, Dragon’s Dogma Online, was also released though only in Japan. Capcom officially shut the game’s servers down last year.

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