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We may know when Dragon’s Dogma 2’s review embargo lifts

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 is less than a week away from release and details on the review embargo remain elusive; until now, as a date as finally been confirmed.

Like its predecessor, Dragon’s Dogma 2 promises to be a single-player RPG adventure with plenty of player agency. The robust character creator was the first taste of this, as players showed off the range of imaginative characters it was capable of making, with creations ranging from Baldur’s Gate 3’s Lae’zel to Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire to Hideo Kojima himself.

While some were having fun creating their characters and biding their time until the full release, reviewers have had the full game for some time now but are required by Capcom to remain tight-lipped about it. Early impressions mainly praised the expansive map, the hand-crafted enemy placement, the varied combat options, and the variety of available vocations or classes, but didn’t get into any story spoilers or end-game content. Anticipation is already building for the day everyone will get a taste of the final product or at least learn more details about it.

When does the Dragon’s Dogma 2 review embargo lifts?

The Dragon’s Dogma 2 review embargo will most likely be lifted on March 20 at 11 am ET or 4 pm CET, allowing reviews to be released.

Looking at the schedule of the Italian gaming outlet Multiplayer.it on Twitch, a special Q&A section with Aligi Comandini is scheduled to happen. Comandini has been confirmed as the site’s assigned reviewer for Dragon’s Dogma 2, posting multiple impressions about the game online. It is possible that they will be able to reveal more about the game at this particular time, such as endgame content, PC performance, and other things fans want to know about.

Multiplayer.it isn’t the only outlet where that March 20 date popped up. German games writer Peter Bathge stated in the comments section of a gamestar.de article that fans can expect reviews of Dragon’s Dogma 2 to be published “on Wednesday,” which would be March 20. This means that the reviews will drop two days before the official release date on March 22. Dragon’s Dogma 2 having its review embargo lifted two days before the game’s official release date would fit previous Capcom precedent, as Street Fighter 6 reviews dropped two days before the official release date.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 performance, framerate questions fueling hunger for reviews

Fans have been desperate for Dragon’s Dogma 2 reviews to be released and for the embargo to be lifted due to questions about its performance and framerate.

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News that Dragon’s Dogma 2 will feature an uncapped framerate on both PC and consoles, but with no separate graphics and performance modes, was met with mixed reactions and lots of questions. An uncapped framerate could make for stellar graphics and responsive gameplay, if the game’s performance can accommodate it. That’s a big “if.”

Players have been looking for reviews that confirm how the game holds up, particularly with large numbers of enemies or boss fights. It’s also unclear whether it will be able to maintain a consistently high FPS for long periods of gameplay.

There’s no public confirmation from Capcom so far about when the review embargo for Dragon’s Dogma 2 is set to lift. The game will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on March 22, 2024.

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Written by Mohamed Hassan

Mohamed still treasures his time playing games on the original PlayStation, speedrunning through the Megaman X games and replaying acclaimed role-playing game Chrono Cross countless times. Since then, his love for JRPGs and platformers has only grown and is among the driving forces behind his passion for writing about video games. He has previously written for DualShockers and Same Old Gaming, and he can be found on Twitter / X at @Weltschmerz2887.

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