Dragon's Dogma Online announced

Dragon's Dogma Online is official, after Famitsu announced it's featuring the game in the latest issue of its magazine. The entry in Capcom's action-RPG series was much speculated after trademarks showed up in Europe and Japan last month.

We're waiting on official details, but going by reports based on magazine scans, Dragon's Dogma Online is a free-to-play game for PS4, PS3, and PC. According to Siliconera, the game is due for release in Japan this year.

While the European trademark may raise hopes for an international release, a Capcom UK representative told Eurogamer this morning there are no plans to release Dragon's Dogma Online in the West.

According to Gematsu, the game features similar combat to previous Dragon's Dogma entries, i.e. big monsters with tiny humans clinging onto them, some of which are AI-controlled pawn characters. The site adds that players can adventure in parties for up to four players - that can be you and three AI pawns. Siliconera notes Capcom is planning on adding missions that allow you to fight in a party of eight.

Also, both Siliconera and Gematsu report Dragon's Dogma Online is set in an open world that will continue to grow via future updates.

The original Dragon's Dogma shipped 1.3 million units worldwide following its 2012 launch for PS3 and Xbox 360. Capcom gave the green light to an expanded re-release the following year, as well as a free-to-play spin-off for iOS and Vita.

[Image: Famitsu]