Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PS4 and Xbox One Gets Japanese Release Date

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen for PS4 and Xbox One has a release date, even if only for Japan.

on July 18, 2017 5:40 AM

Today Capcom updated the official Japanese website of its popular RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, adding a release date for the PS4 and Xbox One versions on the local market.

The game will launch on current generation platforms in Japan on October 5th, 2017, also getting a Japanese version of the PC version, that has been released in the west a while ago.

At the moment of this writing, there is no update about the western release of the PS4 and Xbox One ports of the game, that was announced on May 23rd and is scheduled for Fall 2017.

Dragon’s Dogma originally released in 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360, followed by the Dark Arisen expansion one year after.

Last year, it launched on Steam, and now it’s finally coming to current generation consoles, much to the joy of the game’s dedicated fanbase.

So far, the series has sold  3.2 million copies worldwide among all platforms.

The Japanese releases of the game will cost 3,990 yen plus taxes (approximately $35) for PS4 at retail, and 3,694 yen plus taxes in digital download. The Xbox One version will be only digital, costing 3,700 yen plus taxes.

A couple months ago, Capcom listed Dragon’s Dogma among its successful franchises, and it’ll certainly be interesting to see if this port to current-gen platforms is just a quick and easy cash-in, or the prelude of something new.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can read our review of the original Dragon’s Dogma, even if the expansion Dark Arisen improved it qute significantly.

Below you can see two screenshots, displayed at the PS4 and Xbox One ports’ resolution, which will be 1080p.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.