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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Heading West In April

Jonathan Lester
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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Heading West In April

Releasing As £19.99 Retail Edition, Including Original Game

After being confirmed for an imminent Japanese release, Dragon's Dogma's Dark Arisen expansion has been given a solid European release date.

However, it's so huge that it will release as an all-new special edition that includes the original game - not as DLC. At least existing Dragon's Dogma owners will get some in-game bonuses for the extra expense.

Scheduled for release on April 26 for PS3 and Xbox 360, costing £19.99 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be available on a physical disc and as a full game digital download. Alongside an improved travel system, new skills and numerous gameplay tweaks, the main event is a substantial new questline set in cursed Bitterblack Isle.

Dark Arisen will allow Dragon's Dogma owners to transfer their save files across, and will reward them for their loyalty with 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack consisting of six brand new costumes.

Based on player feedback, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will make the Dragon’s Dogma gameplay experience even more satisfying, with improvements such as easier travel and a more intuitive menu system. For those who already own Dragon’s Dogma and then purchase Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, these improvements will be automatically retrofitted to their original game.

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

Since Capcom's decision to not release Dark Arisen as a traditional DLC pack might infuriate some existing customers, we hope that the new and improved content will justify the RRP. New players, of course, will have a definitive version of one of 2012's most underrated titles.

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