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Dragon's Dogma Quest: Capcom evaluating potential western release

Free-to-play Vita spin-off currently only confirmed for Japan

Capcom has told us that it's weighing up whether to release Dragon's Dogma Quest in western markets.

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Earlier this week, Famitsu revealed that the free-to-play spin-off of 2012 RPG Dragon's Dogma will release on Vita later this year in Japan.

A Capcom spokesperson told us today: "At present Dragon's Dogma Quest is only confirmed for release in Japan and we are currently evaluating if the title will be released in pan-western markets."

According to Famitsu translations, Dragon's Dogma Quest is an online-only 2D RPG focused on strategy rather than action.

It's said to offer players 150 "jobs" and numerous sub-quests as they explore dungeons, towns and villages, watch over fights, issue commands based on enemy appearances and level up.

Capcom released Dragon's Dogma in May 2012 on Xbox 360 and PS3. The new IP exceeded expectations with sales of 1.3 million units during the financial year ended March 31, 2013.

In April, Capcom released Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen. The expansion features all of the original game's content in addition to a new realm, fresh skills, enemies and equipment, plus improved travel and menus.

Last year, Dragon's Dogma director Hideaki Itsuno told Famitsu he'd like to make Dragon's Dogma 2 and has plenty of ideas for a potential sequel.

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