RUMOUR: Dragon’s Dogma 2?
Either Capcom has a real hard-on for the letter D or Deep Down’s alliterative title is a not-so-subtle hint about the true nature of the game.
It would have been foolhardy to announce a sequel before Dark Arisen even hit the shelves, so it’s no great surprise that it should elect to use a working title for the time being.
Dogma was a surprise hit for Capcom, so it stands to reason that it’d continue to use the brand for this next-gen successor.
RUMOUR : Safety In Numbers
So far, Deep Down has only been announced for PlayStation 4, but we’d be happy to lay down a hefty wager that it’ll hit the New Xbox as well.
Why? Well, take a look at Capcom’s recent form and tell us how many single-format console titles you see.
Exactly. The last two were Wii exclusive – Spyborgs and Zack & Wiki – and they sold appallingly.
With costs so high even for current-gen projects, Capcom will need to launch Deep Down on as many platforms as possible in order to cover costs.
RUMOUR: Breath Of Fire
What better way to show off next-gen tech than with big-arse dragons spewing fire all over the place?
We’re pretty sure the ‘HUD’ on the first ‘gameplay footage’ was fooling nobody, but even as just a target video showing what Capcom is shooting for, it pressed all the right buttons.
Okay, so we really want a Monster Hunter game that looks like this, but more Dragon’s Dogma – whether in name or just in spirit – is a second place we’re more than happy to settle for.
Now, it could be just us reading too much into it, but the amusing sting at the end of the reveal trailer – where Blanka sends Ono a message requesting help on a boss in the form of weapons and items – would seem to imply that you won’t be able to jump into other players’ games and lend a hand directly.
Hopefully that’s not the case, though; Monster Hunter veterans will be quick to tell you how much fun it can be to party up and go after massive beasties.
Chances of Deep Down coming to the Next Box and being Dragon’s Dogma 2 (according to us at least) – 7