Currently in development under Capcom Japan, a press conference was held over the weekend for Dragon’s Dogma Online. It was announced that registration for the beta phase will begin from 7 April to 20 April, with two beta phases starting this summer. All three platforms, PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, are in the program. The two new classes are revealed as the Seeker and Sorcerer.
Seeker – A class armed with a melee weapon and the signature hook, this is supposedly the best option against large size monsters. While other classes will have a hard time climbing large monsters’ bodies to deal critical damage to the head, the Seeker can hook onto the head and pull himself on to the top almost immediately. The class can also move around the battlefield quickly with the hook.
Sorcerer – The standard “glass cannon”, the basic role is similar to that found in most games – deal damage and more damage. Controlling various elements, the Sorcerer can dish out serious damage to enemies. However, party members must protect the Sorcerer, as apparently spells will have a cast time, some dangerously long which will deem the character immobile during the chant period.
Just a summary, Dragon’s Dogma Online will be playable only in Japan, and it will launch on PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Rather than having an epic open world, battle maps are instanced, with only the 100-player town hub acting as the place to trade and recruit players. The four basic classes playable in the beta can be found here, while other game info can be discovered here.