The Ur-Dragon thinks it’s pretty tough. People say no single group of adventurers can possibly take it down, at least not in a single encounter, so you’ve got to imagine it’s feeling pretty smug and secure in its little hidey-hole beneath Gran Soren. But you know what the Ur-Dragon has failed to account for?
Asynchronous cooperative internet multiplayer, baby!
Players and their parties of Pawns from around the world can compete collectively online in an asynchronous encounter against the Ur-Dragon via Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network. The effect of each party’s attacks will be combined, but be warned its immense strength means it will take multiple encounters before the Ur-Dragon finally falls. Be the one that deals the fatal blow and receive the maximum reward, but regardless all players can still obtain both common and rare items dropped by the Ur-Dragon when they inflict damage.
If your console of choice is not online, never fear: Capcom assures us that offline adventurers will still have the option to confront the Ur-Dragon on their own, though the rewards for success will be somewhat different.
The great slaying of the Ur-Dragon will commence as soon as Dragon’s Dogma is released for the 360 and PS3 on May 22nd.