If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Dragon's Dogma expansion Dark Arisen out on 26th April

It's a full game that includes the original game and costs £20.

Dragon's Dogma expansion Dark Arisen arrives 26th April in Europe, Capcom has announced.

It's a standalone game that contains loads of new stuff as well as the original, full, Dragon's Dogma game.

Dark Arisen will cost £20, and will be released on and as a download on PS3 and Xbox 360. (On PS3 it will be a simultaneous box and digital release; on Xbox 360 the disc will come first at the Games on Demand version "in the summer".)

The new stuff:

  • A huge new underground realm populated by more than 25 new enemies
  • A new tier (level 3) of skills for each class
  • More than 100 pieces of new equipment
  • New high level weapons and armour sets
  • 14 new character/Pawn alignments
  • New tiers of equipment enhancements
  • More character customisation options
  • Item appraisal
  • Optional Japanese voice over

I know what you're thinking: What, I own Dragon's Dogma 1 and I have to pay £20 to get this - the same as a complete newcomer? Well yes you do.


You can carry characters and saved data into Dark Arisen, and as an owner of the original game you'll be given gifts: 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and a Gransys Armour Pack that has six new costumes.

It doesn't sound like the greatest reward for your loyalty, but it's better than a kick in the teeth.

There's a new video for Dark Arisen to set the scene.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Robert Purchese avatar

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch