- Instead, Hideaki Itsuno was appointed as the director of the sequel.
- While Capcom's Hideaki Itsuno oversaw the project, Jones and Motohide Eshiro acted as producers.
- Though initially an unidentified director was placed in charge of the project, Capcom was dissatisfied with their work and assigned Hideaki Itsuno to finish the game roughly halfway through development.
- Vergil became a popular character within the game's development team with Hideaki Itsuno noting he was also popular in the United States because several characters from Hollywood films wield katana.
- The game features an open world fantasy setting, in addition to hack and slash The game was directed by Hideaki Itsuno and includes other staff members who worked on previous Capcom game series, including " Resident Evil ", " Devil May Cry ", and " Breath of Fire ".
- According to Hideaki Itsuno, the director of Devil May Cry 3 & 4, states that " . . . she does away her weapon switching and instead use of the Sparda Sword in the variety of ways that require the use of relatively few buttons . " He also stated that her style is " . . . distinctly different you've seen anything in the game until now.
- At the 2013 Game Developers Conference Hideaki Itsuno presented " Behind the Scenes of Dragon's Dogma ", which described the development process; In 2008 Capcom executives called for new'million selling'IP to be developed-the proposal that became Dragon's Dogma was based in part on an originally undeveloped proposal made in 2000 which incorporated the " pawn " game idea.
- During the press conference at Capcom's Captivate event in 2011, director Hideaki Itsuno said that " Dragon's Dogma " is a game he had been dreaming about making since his school days . He was able to realize that dream due to modern technology, and had been directing a staff of around 150 people at Capcom Japan for the previous two years of development time ( three years including conceptual phases ).