While there were already articles announcing 4 playable classes previously, the official Dragon’s Dogma Online website just updated the information recently. Developed by Capcom, the game will first launch in Japan on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms. No English version is confirmed for this Free-to-Play title, though trademarks are already filed. And here are the 4 classes!
Fighter – Gamers should really be familiar with the classes in Dragon’s Dogma Online, especially the holy trinity. Fighter, equipped with sword and shield, is no doubt the “in your face” class of the game. Always at the front line of battles, melee combat is the choice of play style. It seems there is absolutely no short range skills for this class.
Hunter – Also known as Archer or Ranger in other online games, Hunter strikes targets from afar with pinpoint accuracy even before they can react. There are apparently different types of arrows in the game for Hunter to use in different situations (not confirmed). Hunter also has a couple of melee skills to supplement her ranged ones and to get out of sticky situations.
Priest – The important support class, Priest heals party members and provides buff spells as well. Priest is also equipped with debuff spells which can be cast on enemies, for example slowing their movement, and allow party members to effectively slay them. The spells are extremely effective against undead mobs too. Definitely a required class where there is a 4-man limit for parties.
Shield Sage – I was expecting a wizard class, but Shield Sage sounds awesome. Equipped with a wand and a gigantic shield, this unique class shields party members from attacks and even reflect back damage with the shield. It seems the wand can be used to cast spells and do ranged attacks, but it is rather unclear now. Fighter or Shield Sage? Well, why not have both in a party?
Capcom has claimed that Dragon’s Dogma Online will “eventually” be 3 times the size of the original console version, and players can expect quite an amount of maps to explore. Do note that the Dragon’s Dogma Online is instanced-based, similar to games such as Dragon Nest, with a central city hub. Launching later this year, stay tuned for more information!