Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Isn’t A Sequel, It’s An Expansion With Black Curse Island

By Spencer . December 4, 2012 . 12:55am

image Capcom announced Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for Japan, which is like the Monster Hunter G version of Dragon’s Dogma. The expanded game has new character, monsters, new parts, Black Curse island, and huge underground area to explore. Players can import save data from Dragon’s Dogma into Dark Arisen.


Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen also has Japanese voiceovers and Capcom hired some notable actors.


Dragon – Shinji Ogawa (Bateau in Ghost in the Shell)

Kina – Yuka Komatsu (Neytiri in Avatar)

Mercedes – Miyuki Sawashiro (Milla in Tales of Xillia)

Selene – Megumi Han (Takeru in Digimon Adventure)

Chief Adaro – Ichiro Nagai (Yoda in Star Wars)


Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be released soon, but a specific release date was not announced.

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  • Peeka Chu

    Love it! I’ll wait for a DD version though, which should hopefully come out before launch as I have an SSD in my PS3 and some of the load times were a bit ridiculous. One of my favourite games this gen though.

  • Nitraion

    Hmm i hear this a DLC??
    or is it just like darksoul re-release with dlc?

  • Sawashiro Miyuki gets a lot of work, doesn’t she?

  • Christopher Nunes

    When’s the US version? I want to get it!

  • Alfy Masamune

    Cannot wait! DD is an awesome game and getting more land to explore is gonna be amazing, wonder what new big enemies there will be for my assassin to climb up and stab. :)

  • XiaomuArisu

    Prove it capcom!Prove the world you can make dlc right!

    • Asura

      DLC? This is a NEW GAME. As in Ultra Super Awesome __(insert game here)____ version.

      • XiaomuArisu

        Wait wait wait
        The last time they talked about Dark Arisen they called it a massive dlc expansion like Skyrim Dawnguard.
        I think they will make both dlc and a complete cd

        • Brunstad Exicuren

          I think it’s going to be more like the TES4 expansion Shivering Isles, so maybe it’s coming in cd and available as DLC

  • ragingmerifes

    They should just add some playable characters, a new mode, call it Super Dragon’s Dogma and sell it like a new game. You disappoint me, Capcom.

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  • badmoogle

    I’m very excited for this!I wonder how big and different Black Spell Island is.Can’t wait to learn more about it!

  • Pockystix

    so buying this

    so buying this HARD

  • amagidyne

    Hope the expansion comes as a stand-alone download or disc as well. I’m too poor to buy games twice right now. Can’t wait to see the Black Spell Island, since that sounds like something that would be beautiful in this game.

    Also, do those voice actor credits mean the original Japanese version had the same dub as ours? That’s interesting. In retrospect, I guess it does have that uncanny Demon’s Souls quality to it, where the grammar is okay and there’s no Japanese accent, but everything is somehow off.

    • It’s dlc…it was announced as dlc months ago; it’s not an expanded rerelease of the game or DD2, it’s just a piece of DLC content…

      And international capcom games hardly ever have japanese dubbing, there is no japanese devil may cry or resident evil for instance.

  • Allec Ribeiro

    Wait so is this DLC or a new game? The article was really unclear.

    • MrTyrant

      I ask the same, I really don’t want to buy a new game and I hate companies that give you expansion as completly new games because with better effort they could realese Dragon Dogma 2 or something but if its a DLC I can pay less and download the extra content.with ease.

    • Fango

      it’s capcom’s version of DLC lol

  • riceisnice

    So is this for the PS3? I was thinking of buying Dragon’s Dogma now that the price has dropped somewhat, but if they’re gonna release an expanded new game… Unless this is what they WANT me to do!

  • Tianyu Wei

    they gonna fix frame rate on the PS3…? because that’s what stopped me from playing…

  • i hope it comes as dlc and isnt just a “Super Mega Ultra Hyper” version like we get with street fighter games. ;n;

  • Fango

    honestly, who didn’t see this coming?

  • Forever Alone gamer

    Source please.. how come none of the big sites have this precise info?

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