Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
|Name||Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen|
|Release Date||NA: Apr 23rd 2013 (Xbox 360, PS3)
JP: Apr 25th 2013 (Xbox 360, PS3)
EU: Apr 26th 2013 (Xbox 360, PS3)
Jan 15th 2016 (PC)
Oct 3rd 2017 (Xbox One, PS4)
Apr 23rd 2019 (Nintendo Switch)
|Platform/s||Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation®3 PlayStation®4, PC, Nintendo Switch|
|Rating||M: Mature 17+|
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen was released on April 23rd 2013 in America,25th April in Japan and 26th April in Europe. The game is available on digital for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and on disk (1 Blu-ray for PS3 and 2 DVDs for 360). The game includes all of the DLC previously available for the original game as well as a few incentives for the owners for the previous game including 100,000 rift crystals ,an Eternal Ferrystone and the Gransys Armour pack which contains Cosplay Armour for various NPCs in the game.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen was then later released for the PC on January 15th 2016, for the Xbox One and PlayStation 3 on October 3rd 2017, and finally on April 23rd 2019 for the Nintendo Switch. While owners of this version of the game do not get the additional incentive rewards for transferring their original Dragon's Dogma save file, such as the rift crystals and Eternal Ferrystone, all of the same DLC are available.
The expansion introduces a new island called the Bitterblack isle which is accessed by talking to Olra on the pier of the starting town Cassardis during nighttime. She will bring you by boat to the Bitterblack Isle. Due to the difficulty of encounters, it is recommended to gear up and level up appropriately before exploring the new area.
Dragon's Dogma PC Requirements
|Minimum PC Specs||Recommended PC Specs|
|OS||Windows Vista (32/64bit)||Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows10|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 660 CPU||Intel Core i7-4770K|
|Graphics||Radeon HD 5870||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760|
|Memory||4 GB RAM||8 GB RAM|
|Hard Drive||24GB or more of available space|
|Network||Broadband Internet connection|
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Key Features
All Past DLC Quests and more
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen includes all the DLC quests and many DLC cosmetic features from the original Dragon's Dogma. The game also adds new skills for each vocation, new equipment and existing equipment balance changes, as well as a way to enhance weapons and armor after dragonforging through rarifying.
New Area - Bitterblack Isle
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen introduces the most challenging content in the game in the form of Bitterblack Isle. Expect deadly encounters in maze-like chambers similar to the Everfall in the endgame. New cursed equipment can be found here, which have to go through the purification process before players can equip them. Players can also find crafting materials unique to the island to create new items. Find Olra at Cassardis during nighttime to start your adventure through Bitterblack Isle.
New Online Event - Ur-Dragon
Just like the original Dragon's Dogma, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen doesn't have traditional multiplayer features. However, the new boss, the Ur-Dragon, requires effort from multiple players worldwide to take down. Players fight the Ur-Dragon in the Chamber of Lament found in the Everfall. Each battle fought against the boss whittles down its massive health pool, and when the first Arisen deals the killing blow, every Arisen gets their own chance to kill it within a certain time window. Upon killing the Ur-Dragon, players get unique loot and upgrades to their currently worn equipment. Players still get rewarded for participation even if they don't manage to kill the boss in time. For players who are unable to connect online, this boss can also be fought alone at a lower difficulty offline, though with less potent rewards.