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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen hits PS4, Xbox One in October

by Eric Frederiksen | August 11, 2017August 11, 2017 1:00 pm PDT

When it hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2012, it was an immediate favorite for me. It had the dark fantasy feel of games like Dark Souls and Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, but with an open-world structure and dynamic class system. Now the game is hitting PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in celebration of its fifth anniversary.

The release will include the Dragon’s Dogma main game and its Dark Arisen expansion, of course, and will also feature a whole host of gear previously available as pre-order and retailer-specific bonuses. The game will also feature the same improved visuals offered by the PC version that released earlier this year.

Worth visit – or a revisit

While the Dragon’s Dogma was one of the best-selling new IP of the year in the Japanese market, it kind of missed the mark here, and didn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserved. If you didn’t get to check it out the first time around, Dragon’s Dogma is a blast. I’m not a person who plays games more than once, and I played Dragon’s Dogma three times consecutively. It was an easy favorite for me that year, and its unique localization intrigued me enough that I interviewed the game’s Localization Director about her efforts.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 3. There’s no pricing available yet, but we’re betting on the same $19.99 asking price seen with the PC version over on Steam.

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...