Capcom confirms Dragon’s Dogma pre-release demo

Following a recent mention in Japanese mag Famitsu, Capcom’s formally announced the Dragon’s Dogma demo for the west.

A sampler of the open-world action-RPG will arrive on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network ahead of the game’s launch in May, though no exact dates on its arrival are provided.

The company does say what to expect though: “With your party of three Pawns, experience the different styles of two of the game’s character classes in two challenging encounters. A melee specialist skilled in both attacks and counterattacks, as the Fighter you will make your way through underground tunnels and chambers before taking on the deadly Chimera in a Prologue quest, set before the events of the main game. Swift and nimble, the Strider’s weapons of choice are bow and daggers; use them well if you are to defeat the mighty Griffin in the open plains surrounding the capital of Gransys.”

Should you grow attached to your character, know that you can transfer both your digital me as well as the main Pawn into the full game later on.

The game’s out in May; the 22nd in North America, 25th in Europe.