Sad news for Dragon's Dogma fans: The upcoming PlayStation 4 title Deep Down is not a spin-off of Capcom's flawed but wildly entertaining roleplaying title.
When Sony first announced specifics about its upcoming PlayStation 4 console, it showed off an upcoming Capcom title currently known as Deep Down. That clip you see embedded at top-right is a two-plus minute announcement trailer for the title, and as you can see it's certainly a sword-swinging, medieval fantasy of some kind. With so few games of that ilk in Capcom's extensive portfolio, fans of Dragon's Dogma assumed almost instantly that Deep Down must be a new entry in the franchise, but sadly, that's not the case.
Hoping for official confirmation of a connection, fans on the Capcom Unity forums asked the company for a binding comment on the topic. Capcom's senior vice president Christian Svensson was happy to oblige, but his response wasn't what fans were hoping for. "... no new [Dragon's Dogma] product has been announced so there's nothing I can comment on there," Svensson states.
"For reference [Dead Rising 3] and Deep Down have nothing to do with Dragon's Dogma," he adds.
Straight up, I love Dragon's Dogma. Love it. It's far from a perfect game, but the concepts Capcom does get right in that game work so very well that it's easy for me to overlook its failings. Hearing that Deep Down isn't a new, next-generation Dragon's Dogma game is all kinds of depressing, but at the same time maybe we fans were getting our hopes up too quickly. I mean, this is Capcom we're talking about; a Dragon's Dogma sequel will happen eventually, it's just a matter of when. So, until the company runs out of fighters to sequelize, classic arcade games to remake, and Mega Man games to cancel, we'll just have to content ourselves with the recent Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.
Source: Capcom Unity