Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Announced for PC

Japanese publisher and developer Capcom have announced that the 2013 Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, will be finally released for the PC via Steam in January 2016.


The game itself is an open world Action Role Playing Game focusing on adventuring the land and completing various quests. You team up with up to 3 other party members as you explore the dangerous roads, encountering packs of goblins and towering ogres. Players will be at an advantage using party tactics and weakness against enemies, where you are able to climb on the bigger monsters to deal damage to their weak spots. There are also various classes that fulfill different offense requirements.

Here is the full statement on the PC release:

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that the acclaimed open-world action RPG Dragon’s Dogma(TM): Dark Arisen will be coming to PC on January 15, 2016. Initially released for consoles, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen contains all the content from the original Dragon’s Dogma(TM) plus the additional content from its sequel including the Bitterblack Isle area, challenging new enemies and quests, and additional high level weapons and armour sets, making this the ultimate franchise experience for PC players. The title will be available to purchase globally on digital PC platforms for MSRP EUR 29.99 / GBP 24.99 / $29.99 and at retail outlets across Europe.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PC will present stunningly high resolution graphics with increased fidelity. The game also includes full Steam platform support with Achievements and the ability to play using both Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, plus the traditional keyboard and mouse control scheme are all available for players to customise the way they play.

Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen presents an exhilarating and rewarding action combat gameplay experience. Players embark on an epic adventure with three AI companions, known as Pawns. These partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability that they have developed based on traits learnt from each player. PC users can share these Pawns online and reap rewards of treasure and tips and strategy hints for taking down the terrifying enemies. Pawns can also be borrowed when specific skills are needed to complete various challenging quests.

A series of 2k screenshots for the game’s PC release were also revealed:

Here is one of the game’s trailer:

Dragon’s Dogma is a 2012 Adventure, Action RPG developed by Capcom for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, headed by Devil May Cry 2, 3 and 4 director Hideaki Itsuno. The game is set in a medieval fantasy setting of monsters and sorcery, where the player assumes the role of the Arisen, who has their heart stolen by a dragon. It had a large expansive open world, solid gameplay mechanics and a focus on the ability to grab and climb various large enemies. The game also had a pseudo multiplayer component, where players can create companions called Pawns that could be lent to other players around the world. An update to the game titled Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was released in the following year, which added a new area and fixed many of the issues in the base game. You can read our review of the game here. A sequel to the game, Dragon’s Dogma: Online was announced earlier in the year.


Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will release on PC via Steam on January 15, 2016. The game is also out on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

You can visit the game’s website here: http://www.dragonsdogma.com/

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