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Capcom details Dark Arisen expansion for Dragon's Dogma

3:52 PM, Jan 23, 2013   |    comments
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'Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen' for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from Capcom.

Last year, Capcom revealed plans to release an expansion to its RPG Dragon's Dogma, known as Dark Arisen.  Now, the company is giving concrete details as to what the expansion will entail and when it's expected release will be.

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 will be available as both a physical disc and a full game digital download.

Just off the Gransys mainland is the cursed Bitterblack Isle where gamers will embark on an all-new quest to discover an underground realm, complete with new terrifying foes and incredible 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.  Players will be able to take their characters to new heights 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 who did not play Dragon's Dogma the first time around, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will provide for the opportunity to start a journey from the very beginning before tackling the all-new content.

Based on player feedback, Capcom says Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will make the original Dragon's Dogma gameplay experience "more satisfying with improvements such as easier travel and a more intuitive menu system."

In short, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will have all of the content found in the original Dragon's Dogma video game and the following additions:

  • A new underground realm open for exploration infested with more than 25 new enemies.
  • A new assortment of skills including each character class receiving a new tier of skills, giving players new devastating abilities and skills to master.
  • More than 100 new pieces of equipment, including high-level sets designed for players who venture into the new realm.
  • 14 new character/Pawn augments.
  • New tiers of equipment enhancement

Dark Arisen will also provide for increased character customization options, an item appraisal system, and the option for Japanese-language voice overs.

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.


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