After months of silence Capcom today have released the first solid details about Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.
“Just off the Gransys mainland is the cursed Bitterblack Isle and it is here that gamers will discover an underground realm, complete with new terrifying foes to face and incredible treasure to find as they embark on an all new quest. 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 this 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 armour sets. For those that missed Dragon’s Dogma the first time around, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen provides the opportunity to start their journey from the very beginning before tackling the all new content.”
As well as featuring all the content from the orignal Dragon’s Dogma, Capcom announced that it will also include the following;
- 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
Owners of the original Dragon’s Dogma will receive the following for free on purchasing Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen: 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack consisting of six brand new costumes. Although no details were given as to how to redeem this lot, my guess is it will either be linked to either Achievements or more likely save data.
If thats not enough of an information overload cpacom also sent over some new screens and a trailer.
Dragons Dogma, Dark Arisen is scheduled for relase on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from April 23 in North America and April 26 across Europe, as both a physical disc and as a digital download.