Capcom confirms Dragon's Dogma release date and pre-order specials

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Capcom confirmed that Dragon’s Dogma, its highly anticipated open world action title, will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America on May 22, 2012 and across Europe on May 25, 2012. Capcom has also announced that purchasers of Dragon’s Dogma will have the opportunity to be the first to experience a playable demo of Resident Evil 6, ahead of its release on Nov. 20, 2012.

Retail versions of Dragon’s Dogma will contain a redeemable token that will allow owners to download the Resident Evil 6 demo. Purchasers of the Xbox 360 version of Dragon’s Dogma will be able to redeem this token and download the Resident Evil 6 demo globally on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace 60 days earlier than other platforms starting on July 3. The demo for owners of the PlayStation 3 system version of Dragon’s Dogma will go live on the PlayStation Store on Sept. 4 in North America and Japan and Sept. 5 in Europe.

The following pre-order initiatives will also be available:

GameStop is offering the ‘Pawn Upgrade Pack’ which will give players additional Rift Crystals allowing them to rent higher level experience Pawns from the outset.

The ‘Armor Upgrade Pack’ offered through Best Buy and the ‘Weapon Upgrade Pack’ from Amazon.com will deliver higher level armour and weapons respectively giving players a real advantage when tackling the toughest of enemies. Please check local retailers for details.

Furthermore, Capcom will be supporting Dragon’s Dogma post launch with a comprehensive suite of downloadable content including additional quests as well as weapon and armour upgrades.

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