Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PS4 and Xbox One Gets Western Release Date, Screenshots and Trailer

Capcom finally reveals when we'll be able to play Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on PS4 and Xbox One.

August 10, 2017

Today Capcom revealed the western release date of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PS4 and Xbox One.

The game will launch on current generation consoles in North America and Europe on October 3rd. The price will be a rather affordable $29.99. The release is actually coming two days before Japan, which will get the game on October 5th.

The package includes the original Dragon’s Dogma game, with all the additional content from the expansion Dark Arisen, including the Bitterblack Isle area. It will come with challenging enemies and quests, and high level armor sets and weapons.

Of course it also includes higher resolution visuals improved from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, that were released in 2012.

For those unfamiliar with the game, you can also read a batch of bullet points, directly from Capcom’s press release:

  • Dynamic Combat – Cut off the four heads of a Hydra, climb atop griffins and fight airborne, or defeat dragons and other creatures by exploiting their weaknesses in exhilarating combat.
  • Epic Fantasy Setting – Travel to Gransys and beyond in a vast, richly detailed world, ripe for exploration.
  • Content Complete – Includes everything from the original game, along with all additional content from the Dark Arisen expansion.
  • Deep RPG Mechanics – Nine different vocations for players to choose from with a variety of skill options for each, armor that can be upgraded and enhanced, plus Pawn companions that can be trained to fit your desired combat style
  • Updated for Current Consoles – This new version features improved high resolution visuals.

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Together with the release date, we also got a trailer and some lovely 4K screenshots, that you can check out below. If you want to see more, you can also check out the announcement for Japan.

For those who don’t have a console, the game is also currently available on Steam.  Capcom recently listed Dragon’s Dogma among its successful franchises, and it’ll certainly be interesting to see if this is just a quick cash-in part of the publisher’s strategy to bring catalog games to new platforms, or the prelude to something new.

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