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Dragon's Dogma demo lands next week

Go hands-on with Japan's answer to Skyrim

Capcom's to release a Dragon's Dogma demo on Xbox Live Marketplace globally and the US PlayStation Store next Tuesday, April 24, with the European PS3 version set to arrive the following day.

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The publisher says the demo will let you try out 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.

"Let your imagination run wild and design both your playable character and main Pawn using the game's incredibly in-depth character creation tools before you take on the Griffin; purchasers of Dragon's Dogma will then be able to export both these characters into the full game on its release."

Dragon's Dogma is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on May 22 and across Europe on May 25. If it has passed you by until now, some have labelled the upcoming open world action RPG Japan's answer to Skyrim. Check out the new screens to the right and this video to see why.

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