Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen Casts a Spell

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Understandably, many gamers are left quite perturbed when we get a notice of Day One or very-shortly-after-launch DLC being released. The logic is that we just paid for a game, so why was it missing content that was ready for launch day.

One game that has very clearly bucked this DLC trend is Capcom's Dragon's Dogma. Fully revealed back December, which was several months after the game's May release, the "Dark Arisen" expansion promised new customization options, new weapons, new enemies, and, perhaps most importantly, a huge new dungeon to explore. We then saw some screens and a trailer. Most recently, we got a look at the addition's gameplay.

Today, Capcom has released a trailer highlighting the spells that will assist players in surviving the dungeon on Bitterblack Isle.

"Dark Arisen" will be released on-disc on April 23th in North America for $39.99 and April 26th in Europe for £19.99/€29.99, with the digital version of the game arriving on Games on Demand sometime in this Summer. The release will also include the core game and the "Dark Arisen" expansion.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.