Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Flies To U.S. And Europe In April

By Ishaan . January 23, 2013 . 9:30am


Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, an expansion to Dragon’s Dogma, has a release date in North America and Europe. Dark Arisen will hit North America on April 23rd and Europe on April 26th, both at retail and as a download.


Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will allow you to import your existing characters and save data over from Dragon’s Dogma. The game takes place on Bitterblack Isle, an area which will feature 25 new enemies. Also being added to the game are new weapon and armour sets, amounting to over 100 pieces of new equipment.


Character-wise, Dark Arisen will give each character class a new tier of skills. Additionally, you’ll also get new character customization options and 14 new character/Pawn augments. Finally, you’ll have the ability to play the game with Japanese voice-overs.


If you own the original Dragon’s Dogma, you’ll get bonuses for Dark Arisen. 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack, which contains six new costumes, will be available to owners of the original game for free when they pick up Dark Arisen.

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  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Nice trailer. This time I’ll make sure to pick it up!

    I don’t really want to say this, but Capcom does have a bad habit of releasing the enhanced version of their titles in short succession of each other. But I enjoyed the demos that have been released so far, so I’ll vote with my dollars (more like pennies at this point… damn Spring titles) to support this new IP.

  • badmoogle

    There’s one important detail they haven’t mentioned yet.

    Are we going to have to buy the version that also includes the main game (and in doing so pay much more) instead of just getting the expansion?

    If it’s the former thanks but no thanks Capcom.I love DD but i paid full price for the game on day one,i don’t need to buy the main game again even if the price is reduced a bit.

    • Visa Vang

      I think they’re selling it Red Dead Redemption style like how Undead Nightmare sold as a standalone game and as expansion (Where you can select from the main game). Except, it’s a save game-transferable standalone expansion.

  • Rudy Soto

    I wonder how the Ur Dragon gear is going to perform in this, because it’d be a disappointment if your character’s end game equipment would make this expansion too easy and- …is that Satan?

  • the9reen9uy

    Did I just see Rathalos?? O___O

  • Learii

    so we need to buy thhe game is noot a DLC huh?

  • Demeanor

    Wow, looks like this DLC will be reason enough for me to pick the game again and finish it (or even plat it!!! :D) can’t wait to see what the new skills are for my fav classes, the hi-lvl mage and warrior-mage.

  • Fango

    and still no online multiplayer

    • Hraesvelgr

      It honestly doesn’t need it. Improve the AI and let me create my whole party or give party members and we’re good. The pawn system was kind of neat, but I feel like it wasn’t done particularly well.

  • Shiki

    Does that mean I don’t have to buy the first game ?

  • Z

    Super Dragon’s Dogma haaha or maybe I will wait for Super Dragon’s Dogma Arcade Edition hahahaha :)

  • JustThisOne

    :> I’ll finally get to pick up this game and not feel late to the game.

  • Chow

    I know this is such a vain thing, but I’m really excited about having actual hat-style headgear that won’t obstruct hairstyles completely. (at least, that’s how that Witch’s Hat appears)

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