Gaming News: DRAGON'S DOGMA - DARK ARISEN Arrives In April 2013

Written by Animal Johns Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Gaming News

Capcom have today confirmed an April release date for the DRAGON'S DOGMA: DARK ARISEN expansion pack to their action Fantasy RPG Dragon's Dogma.

Dark Arisen expands the gameworld onto the cursed Bitterblack Isle, where you'll discover an underground realm full of all manner of new enemies and fancy treasure as you set off on a host of new adventures.

If this is your first foray into the Dragon's Dogma universe you'll be able to play the game from the very beginning before tackling the expansion content. If you already own the original, Dark Arisen allows you to import your existing character and take advantage of the new level skills and augments, plus new weapon and armour sets. If that wasn't enough, previous owners will also get 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack consisting of six brand new costumes (presumably the speedboat and dinner set are coming in the next expansion).

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen new content (from press release)

  • A massive new underground realm to explore featuring over 25 terrifying new enemies
  • More skills/equipment/augments:
    o      Level 3 Skills
    - DD:DA provides each character class with a new tier of skills, giving players new devastating abilities and skills to master
    o      Over 100 pieces of new equipment
    - All new high level weapons and armor sets for players venturing into the underground caverns.
    o      14 new character/Pawn augments
    o       New tiers of equipment enhancement
  • And there’s more:
    o     Increased character customisation options
    o     Item appraisal
    o     Option to select Japanese voice over

Designers have also promised gameplay improvements including easier travel and a more intuitive menu system. All new features and improvements will be automatically retrofitted to the original game (if owned).

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 from April 26th

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