Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Offers An Abundance of New Content

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Careful Arisen!

I can already hear my pawn exclaim, “Rejoice, Arisen! A new journey awaits us!”.

After a year of silence, Capcom broke the ice with solid details regarding the long awaited expansion to Dragon’s Dogma; Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. Within the expansion lies a new adventure taking you to the ghastly Bitterblack Isle, just off the mainland of Gransys, where the player and their fellow pawns will discover an underground realm filled with 25 horrid new foes and over 100 pieces of new equipment! This DLC also adds new skills, augments, and customization for your Arisen and accompanying pawn as well as an option for Japanese voice overs and item appraisal.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

‘Tis a troubling foe!

The DLC is being released via digital download (Xbox Live Marketplace/Playstation Network), but also as a physical disk through retailers, both priced at $39.99 (Capcom is infamous for this, after all). On a side note, both iterations include various fixes regarding “easier travel and a more intuitive menu system”, all based upon player feedback, and all of the content from the original Dragon’s Dogma.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen when it launches April 23 in North America and April 26 in Europe.

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About Arik Yates

Former Contributor- Arik (yes, it's with an "A") is an aspiring video game journalist and professional monster hunter. He joined Operation Rainfall in January of 2013 and has been following since the Xenoblade days. His gaming obsessions include Uncharted, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, No More Heroes, and Bioshock.




  • Sounds great. Demon’s Souls has made me appreciate the more Western style of rpg. Dragon’s Dogma is def on my wishlist.

    • dubaloseven

      Actually, Demon’s Souls was a JRPG,

      Glad I’m not the only one who likes Capcom’s way of doing things.

    • Cowboy Hugbees

      I would argue that TECHNICALLY it was made in Japan, and therefore a JRPG, but the style was Western RPG. I liken it to Dark Souls; definitely a game made in Japan, but with a Western mindset.

    • dubaloseven

      I don’t know, its been a LONG while since I’ve a western rpg THAT hard. The western mindset tends to put the fans first and adjust to the market, while the eastern mindset is to make their vision, hoping it will find a market.

  • Cowboy Hugbees

    Want this so bad. Dragon’s Dogma was on my list for GOTY, up there with The Last Story and Xenoblade.

  • Alex Thompson

    Is it confirmed the XBL marketplace will have this on the 23rd for 39.99 !!! Plz I need to know!