Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Western PS4 and Xbox One Launch Set for October 3

Capcom has announced the western release date for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen on modern consoles.

The game will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 3rd in North America and Europe. The game’s debut Japanese PC release is set for October 5th.

Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game’s console re-release.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Capcom:


Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen presents a rewarding action combat experience. Players embark on an epic adventure in a rich, living world with three AI companions, known as Pawns. These partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability that they have developed based on traits learned from each player. PC users can share these Pawns online and reap rewards of treasure, 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.

Key Features

  • Dynamic combat experience – Cut off the four heads of a Hydra, climb atop griffins and fight airborne, or defeat dragons and other creatures by finding out their weaknesses.
  • Tons of content – Includes all previously released DLCs, pre-order bonuses, retailer-exclusives, and the Dark Arisen expansion content. Features the highly praised combat experience and rich customization, plus a huge underground realm to explore with terrifying monsters.
  • Customization options galore – 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.
  • Stunning visuals – Beautiful high res graphics with increased fidelity.
  • New Achievements – 9 brand new Achievements for both new and returning Dragon’s Dogma fans! Get ready to delve deep into Bitterblack Isle…
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  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Too bad this is the PC version without the kickass theme song and all the Berserk equipment.

  • Chris Mendivil

    Anyone remember setting yourself on fire and riding a griffin in a flaming tail spin to the ground or turning the game into a bullet hell with magic cannon?

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    Beyond Dragon Quest, what else had a good celebration for their anniversary?

  • Jack

    Give me Dragons Dogma 2 capcooooom
    they’re masterworks all can’t go wrong

  • Eli Wintercross

    I know right?!
    Especially when the creator said he had tons of stuff he wanted to do but had to cut a lot of it due to time and budget restraints.

    Capcom is sitting on a damn gold mine and they’re milking the one nugget instead of breaking ground for more.

  • Still sad it probably won’t have Flying Into Free on the title menu, which is an awesome song. Still have my original Xbox 360 copy of the game just for that.

  • sanic

    I’ll grab this again, I was planning on buying an $8 xbox 360 korean version off playasia but this might be better.

  • Fandangle

    I bought this game 3 times. Gimme a sequel already.

  • lucben999

    Consider how long they took releasing a PC version despite the game being in MT Framework and extremely easy to port, Capcom is just retarded.

  • alterku

    Getting that song back as the title theme was the first mod I installed on PC.

  • same here. It’s an absolute necessity.

  • Jack Thompson

    Why was the song removed?

  • Copyright issues.I believe the license they had to use the song in the game’s intro screen timed out and they never picked it back up.

  • Jack Thompson

    That sucks. They should bring it back, and the Berserk armor.