The past few years have seen a large resurgence in the number of high quality video game adaptations being produced. Netflix is one such production company, creating not only a Castlevania anime, but The Witcher (though it is technically based on the books), a Splinter Cell series, and a Beyond Good & Evil film. One other adaptation is that of Dragon’s Dogma. Releasing next month, Netflix have now shown off the anime’s first trailer.
The description for the anime reads as follows: “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.”
Dragon’s Dogma was a hack n’ slash RPG published in 2012 by Capcom. The game was known best for being directed by Hideaki Itsuno, who was also responsible for directing many of the Devil May Cry games. Because of this, Dragon’s Dogma featured much more satisfying combat than that which is typically observed in an RPG. For that reason, the game gained somewhat of a cult following.
While Dragon’s Dogma has yet to receive a sequel, its fans and Itsuno himself have both expressed their desires to see a sequel being made. While the Netflix Adaptation may not be able to achieve that, it certainly brings the much-loved but underappreciated series a new wave of attention – possibly even paving the way for a sequel. Dragon’s Dogma launches on Netflix on the 17th of September.
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