Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Rises On April 25

By Spencer . January 16, 2013 . 4:00pm

ddogma Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be available in Japan on April 25. The release date comes from a Famitsu live stream which showed a new trailer for the expanded game.


Players will be able to fight new monsters such as the Greater Goblin, Goblin Shaman, and Death. Dragon’s Dogma also has new weapons, customization options for your main pawn, and a new dungeon in Bitterblack Isle. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen also has Japanese voiceovers, a feature that wasn’t in the original game.


In Japan, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be a disc release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 priced at 4,990 yen ($56).

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  • someelfgirl

    “Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen also has Japanese voiceovers, a feature that wasn’t in the original game.”

    I get the feeling this will only apply to the Japanese version.
    Unless there is some other confirmation.

  • I hope it has a LOT of new weapons and gear, the main game was a bit lackluster on that part.

  • Andar

    The original game had a very close release date in all territories. Is it too much to hope for the same of the expansion? Because from when I very first started playing the game, all I could want from it was more.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    56$ D:

    • Ultima-X

      Jesus! It might as well be a sequel.

      • Alex Sargeant

        That’s about right for Japan. Or not right but.. in line with everything else. Original DD was just shy of 8,000 Yen so it’s a major reduction on that.

        Anyone thinking ‘That’s ridiculous’ now understands why companies are so worried about reverse importing now (Japanese consumers buying US versions of games with Japanese language options).

  • shion16

    I just want one new feature.
    Make my partners shut up!!

  • creid8

    Would really be nice to mention that this applies to the Japanese version in the headline.

  • kroufonz

    is this just a stand alone expansion? or an expansion that include the original dragon dogma?

    • Pockystix

      for that price? yeah, it’s probably got the full game included.

  • Z

    New classes? skills and spells? I hope so.

    • Pockystix

      I’m actually hoping for new weapons for classes like the Fighter and Warrior. They really got the shaft in terms of versatility when it came to that.

  • ryebot

    I’m a little worried that there’s been no word at all on a release of this outside Japan. Not even, “it’s coming”.

    4900¥ is a pretty good price for a new videogame in Japan (new stuff is usually close to ($80-100 USD), but considering DD sold so many copies there, it’s kinda in poor taste. You know the die-hard players are all going to buy it again.

  • Pockystix

    hmm, well that’s a long time to wait AND a pretty hefty price tag for an expansion.

    oh well, gives me time to prepare myself for the immense amounts of other games that will eat my wallet alive this year

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I still want a PC version.

  • Tianyu Wei

    I hope it fix the freakin frame rate problem… that was the biggest problem I had with the game….

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