When you consider Capcom, you most likely consider games like Street Fighter and Mega Man. Maybe Dead Rising and Resident Evil. Perhaps even Darkstalkers and Phoenix Wright. You most likely don’t consider Dragon’s Dogma, and that’s a crying disgrace – however at the very least somebody is recognising its brilliance, as a result of Netflix helps carry the game to life in an anime adaptation.
Netflix will associate with Japanese CG animation studio Sublimation to carry out Dragon’s Dogma, which the official press release describes as “an original anime series based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name.” Sadly, it appears like we’re not getting any particulars past that simply but.
Representative director Atsushi Koishikawa says “Sublimation team has long dreamt of working on our own title. We have oftentimes worked with partner studios to create partial CGI portions within a given title, so we feel very fortunate to work with Netflix through this production line deal. We’re excited to bring our unique cel shaded animation that carries hand-drawn textures to anime fans around the world.”
Capcom properties have seen a whole lot of love with new diversifications recently – the producer of Netflix’s wonderful Castlevania sequence picked up the rights to Devil May Cry, and a Monster Hunter movie is on the way in which. Some of these initiatives are, admittedly, extra promising than others.
But any person at Capcom remembers that Dragon’s Dogma exists, and that’s an unbelievable factor.
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I used to be about to make use of the phrase “Capcom’s best game” within the headline for this text, however even I’m not prepared to go that far. Yet the fantasy RPG stands aside from absolutely anything else that shares its style, and if there’s any life left within the franchise I’m joyful to listen to about it.