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February 1
2013

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Details

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Capcom announced the Dragon’s Dogma expansion Dark Arisen last year, but now they’re ready to reveal some more details about it. First off, you’ll be able to get it on April 23 in North America and April 26 across Europe, either as a physical disc or a full digital download. And in case you missed out on the original Dragon’s Dogma, you won’t have to buy that as well, because this will include all the content from the original game along with the new content. It will also include some improvements based on player feedback including easier travel and a more intuitive menu system. Oh, and you can now select Japanese voices for your audio!

You’ll journey just off the Gransys mainland to the cursed Bitterblack Isle to undertake an all-new quest in an underground realm. Dragon’s Dogma players will be able to import their existing characters and save data to contnue your journey with new high-level skills and augments as well as new weapons and armor. And as a bonus, you’ll also get 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack, which contains six new costumes. And as I said, if you haven’t played Dragon’s Dogma, but are intrigued, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will also contain the full original game as well as the expansion, so you can jump right in and start your journey from the beginning with the new content already there for you when you’re ready.

The only thing is that Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will cost $39.99, which seems a bit steep for an expansion. I mean, depending on how much content you’re actually getting. If you haven’t played it, this is the version to get, but if you’ve already got the original game, will the extra content and improvements really be worth forty bucks?

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About Chris Eades

(Writer) I love Animal Crossing, music games (even though I can't sing or play instruments) and adventure games. And the occasional 40+ hr JRPG when I can find the time! I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and our hamster, Ch'p.

3 Responses

  1. avatar Mike Barrett says:

    Just bought this game last week, kinda pissed now. Unfortunately, I’m hopelessly enraptured in Gransys despite the plethora of tiny issues (like how long it takes to get anywhere), so there’s no stopping now.

  2. avatar Keith says:

    I played the demo for Dragon’s Dogma and was positively surprised. I honestly wasn’t expecting much, but the demo was actually pretty neat. But, as Mike said in a previous comment to this post, it had a plethora of issues that, while small on their own, added up to a significant impediment to the actual business of having fun. I’d still be interested in playing the game at some point, but it’s not high on my priorities.

  3. avatar Lucas H says:

    I played the hell out of the original, and I will DEFINITELY get this expansion! Dragon’s Dogma was a huge surprise for me, I am looking forward to getting back into that game when this hits.

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