Dragon's Dogma
Dragon's Dogma Expansion Dark Arisen Dated for Japan
Written Thursday, January 17, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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A release date for Dragon’s Dogma’s major content expansion, Dark Arisen, has been revealed by Capcom. It hits Japan on April 25th.

The expansion releases in Japan on disc and contains additional character customisation options, new armour, weapons, and a new dungeon located in Bitterblack Isle. There’s some new bad dudes in there too, including Greater Goblin, Goblin Shaman, Prisoner Cyclops and Death.

The Japanese release date for the expansion was revealed in a trailer livestreamed by Famitsu (via Siliconera).

As for a release in the West, it’s expected to be made available as DLC. An actual Western release date, however, is yet to be confirmed.


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Comment #1 by Brengun
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:28:04 AM
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I hope it comes out over here, means I'll have to buy another copy of the game though - damn my eyes!

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Comment #2 by rrushn
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:28:16 AM
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I hope they release it on disc here aswell. That might mean they slap another 1000 gamerscore on it. :)

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Comment #3 by Nami
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:31:39 AM
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cannot wait!!!!!!!

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Comment #4 by Dansi
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:46:02 AM
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Definite purchase for me this - one of my favorite games from last year, and this should give me some impetus to finally finish the rest of the achievements off.

Word on the grapevine is that the 25th might be the release date worldwide - it's unsubstantiated at this stage though so I guess we'd have to wait and see how that pans out.

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Comment #5 by Lord Montymort
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:46:30 AM
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Really need to go back and finish this. Got a fair amount of the way though, but once other games I also wanted to play started releasing it found it's way back onto my shelf.

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Comment #6 by head0r Inc
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:49:15 AM
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The gamerscores aside, I really really loved this game. It makes me somewhat sad to see that we still have to wait so long for the expansion, though on the other hand it gives me hope for a badass expension! I can not wait for this, simply one of the best games of the last year (even if it got some flaws).

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Comment #7 by SilvereX
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:53:01 AM
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I can understand achievement hunting. I don't do it anymore, but when I did, it helped me get a lot more out of games than I otherwise would have. I can understand wanting to get 100% on a game. Wanting to get 100% on games is just a more extreme form of achievement hunting. What I simply cannot understand is why people will buy a second copy of a game they already have if that copy of the game will have a separate achievement list. I simply cannot understand why people will buy a game - regardless of if they actually want it or not - just because it has easy achievements attached to it.

Do you really think people care about your gamerscore that much?

I don't want to sound like a dick or anything, but people like you truly baffle me.

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Comment #8 by Dansi
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:59:32 AM
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@7 If you enjoy the game then why not? I tell you now, I'd have bought 10 copies of Dark Souls if they had seperate achievement lists and gone for the 1000 on them all.

Plus, DD isn't exactly a quick and easy 1000.

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Comment #9 by UKHC1977
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 07:03:50 AM
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This is one game ive been meaning to get for a while. Hoepfully they may do a physical release with all the DLC in the summer when ive got some free time to sink a few hours into it.

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Comment #10 by peace099
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 07:55:47 AM
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@7 I assume he means a standalone disc of the expansion.. He's not going to buy another copy of the game, he is just hoping that the DLC is on disc. I think the expansion for Dragon Age was released on a separate disc as well. I do agree with what you said, but I don't think that's what he meant.

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Comment #11 by cheevo360
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 08:18:47 AM
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#7 I can see how you feel about it. But I am one of achievement hunters in world and if my gamertag is hack by hacker or gamertag problem that I wouldn't use it anymore then I would get every games and re-do them again from my gamerscore list. That is other example.

I hope this DLC coming shortly after Japan. :)

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Comment #12 by Dansi
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 08:41:58 AM
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@11 Cheevo! Cheevo! Cheevo!


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Comment #13 by rrushn
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 08:42:54 AM
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#7: Try comprehending the article and what it says about the dlc, then try to comprehend what I mean before lashing out like a brainless troll.

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Comment #14 by Pyrochaos
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 09:29:06 AM
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My boner has Arisen.

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Comment #15 by Dasha UK
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 09:54:29 AM
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@7 if you love a game you should happily play or even buy it twice... I have arkham asylum but if im ever lucky enough to find a copy with the 3d added and the separate achievement list then im snapping that up right away !

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Comment #16 by Jesuit007
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 10:19:16 AM
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I actually hate gamerscore. I compulsively try to keep my ratio over 90% but honestly I'd rather achievements just go away. It destroys the incentive (for me) to play old games, even ones that I loved, while I instead try to get my last 50 or 100 GS doing something repetitive and stupid in a game that I'd normally be completely done with.

Farming the collectibles off MINAC in Borderlands 1 Claptrap DLC... getting Gold on all the races in Forza 3... stupid crap like that. Honestly achievements in and of themselves aren't the problem, rather crappy achievement lists and game developers that don't realize they are supposed to be fun (not saying easy, but fun for sure).

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Comment #17 by Legend Xz
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 12:27:48 PM
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@16 Not to sound rude, but then what the HELL are you doing on this site???? Achievements are optional and should not stop you from playing old classic games. Achievements are an amazing incentive to keep playing a game and will hopefully never go away, though no reason to not be able to enjoy games without them.

On topic: I just bought dragons dogma a few days ago and it is absolutely incredible. Can not wait for this :)

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Comment #18 by SilvereX
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 05:04:35 PM
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Woah dude calm down. You're off your fucking rocker, man. Get some meds.

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Comment #19 by VGKamikaze
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 05:14:25 PM
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He's just overreacting, while he also didn't fully read your comment (same as you did with the article, no offense). That said, he means he'd like to see the DLC released as a standalone disc here as well (it's gonna be on a standalone disc in Japan), so it will have its own additional 1000 gamerscore (which makes no sense; regardless if it's DLC or its own disc, the additional gamerscore will still apply).

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Comment #20 by Samigi
Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 01:54:19 AM
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Comment #21 by Tomtam
Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 04:24:21 AM
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@14 Careful you don't get soaked!

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