Capcom has recently revealed some interesting new information about the Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen expansion, they had announced that they originally believed to be just a small dlc is actually a much bigger project. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will ship to retailers on April 23, and will not just be an expansion but will also come packed in the disc the entire original game plus even more extra content for your gaming enjoyment. Capcom has said that Dark Arisen will also be available as a separate digital download, with a $39.99 suggested price for the PSN version (no word yet on the price and release of the Xbox Live Marketplace).
As mentioned Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen‘s will contain the original game which will come with extra content previously not in the original game. The new add-ons will include an entire new area off the Coast of Gransys, the game’s main setting, called Bitterblack Isle. The new location that players will visit will have many new quest chains that sends the player into an underground area, where they will find 25 new types of enemies and 100 new equipment items are waiting for them to combat and collect. Also Players will be able to port over their save game data from the original Dragon’s Dogma, and use it and their characters from the first game to play through Dark Arisen‘s additions. Each of the character classes now has a new set of Level 3 tier of skills to master, and the new equipment items include high-level weapon and armor sets. There are also 14 new augments available for Pawns and new tiers of equipment enhancement available.
Players who do decide to port over their characters from the original Dragon’s Dogma will also receive some cool extra bonuses such as: 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones, and the free Gransys Armor Pack which contains six new costumes. Players who want to start fresh with a new game of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen won’t be able to enjoy the import bonuses, but will still be able to play through all of the original game’s content before moving on to Bitterblack Isle. Dark Arisen will incorporate interface improvements, a “more intuitive” travel system, a new item appraisal system, more character customization options, and a Japanese voiceover option to enhance the original experience.
Here is the annoucement trailer for Dark Arisen‘s: