Following the announcement of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen last year, Capcom confirmed concrete details about the expansion to the world of Dragon’s Dogma. Scheduled for release on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 23 in North America and April 26 across Europe, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is the next chapter in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise. Available as both a physical disc and a full game digital download, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen delivers a huge brand new area, missions, enemies and all of the content from the original game.
Just off the Gransys mainland is the cursed Bitterblack Isle where gamers will embark on an all-new quest to explore an underground realm, complete with new foes and treasure. Owners of the original Dragon’s Dogma will be able to export their existing characters and all other saved data to continue their journey as the Arisen, and face a new threat that has emerged from the cavernous depths with brand new high-level skills and augments as well as all new weapons and armor sets. Furthermore, owners of the original Dragon’s Dogma will receive 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack consisting of six brand new costumes for free, upon purchasing Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.
For those that missed Dragon’s Dogma the first time around, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen provides the opportunity to start their journey from the very beginning before tackling the all-new content.
Based on player feedback, Capcom boasts Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will make the Dragon’s Dogma gameplay experience even more satisfying with improvements such as easier travel and a more intuitive menu system. For those who already own Dragon’s Dogma and then purchase Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, these improvements will be automatically retrofitted to their original game save data.
So, what does Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen deliver, specifically?
All of the content from the original Dragon’s Dogma, plus:
A new underground realm to explore featuring over 25 terrifying new enemies
Level 3 Skills
DD: DA provides each character class with a new tier of skills, giving players new abilities and skills to master
Over 100 pieces of new equipment
All new high level weapons and armor sets for players venturing into the underground caverns
14 new character/Pawn augments
New tiers of equipment enhancement
And there’s more:
Increased character customization options
Option to select Japanese voice over
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be available at retail stores across North America for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and as a download from PlayStation Network on April 23, 2013 for $39.99.