|Platform 360, PS3||Publisher Capcom||Developer Capcom||Release Date 04/23/2013|
By Philip Kollar on Apr 23, 2013 04.23.13
Most of Dark Arisen's "new" foes are stronger reskins of encounters from the original game Dark Arisen takes place on Bitterblack Isle, an area latched onto the mainland of Dragon's Dogma by way of Olra, a mysterious new character who ferries you to the zone and provides (very minimal) plot motivation. Unlike the sometimes too-vast open world of Gransys, Bitterblack Isle is a single, linear, self-contained dungeon. You start at the top and have to hack your way to the bottom level. The best part of Dragon's Dogma was the post-game dungeon. It cut out all the tedious overworld travel and focused on a long series of the battles against massive enemies that made the game unique in the first place. Based on that, a new series of descending catacombs sounds like a great idea....
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By Samit Sarkar on Nov 25, 2013 11.25.13
Soul Sacrifice is the final addition to the stable of free games added to PlayStation Plus in November, Sony announced today. The PlayStation Vita action role-playing game from Comcept, Marvelous AQL and SCE Japan Studio regularly costs $35.99, but will be available free to PS Plus subscribers once the PlayStation Store is updated tomorrow, Nov. 26. Soul Sacrifice was originally released this past March in Japan and in April in North America. PS Plus users will also be able to pick up two Dynasty Warriors titles at a discount: Dynasty Warriors 6 (reg. $19.99) will be on sale for $11.99, while Dynasty Warriors 7 (reg. $29.99) will be available for $19.99. PS Plus members interested in Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen should download it soon — it will leave the Instant Game Collection...
By Samit Sarkar on Nov 04, 2013 11.04.13
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, the expanded version of the original Dragon's Dogma, is the first game to go free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America this month, Sony announced today. Dark Arisen, which regularly costs $39.99, will be available free to PS Plus members after Sony updates the PlayStation Store tomorrow, Nov. 5. Plus subscribers who want to pick up a free copy of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning must do so before the PS Store is updated, since it's leaving the Instant Game Collection tomorrow. And there's one week left for PS Plus members to get Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD, which will no longer be available free after Nov. 12. Six other games aside from Dark Arisen will be available free as part of the PS Plus Instant Game Collection this month.
By Samit Sarkar on Oct 31, 2013 10.31.13
Next month, PlayStation 4 games will join the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection for the first time, along with five other titles for Sony's existing platforms, the company announced today. Two PS4 titles, Housemarque's Resogun and Compulsion Games' Contrast, will be available free to PlayStation Plus members as of Nov. 15, the day the console launches in North America. The latter title is a replacement for the PS Plus Edition of DriveClub, since publisher Sony Computer Entertainment delayed the racing game into early 2014 earlier this month. PlayStation 3-owning Plus subscribers will be treated to free downloadable copies of ibb and obb from Sparpweed and Codeglue (regularly $9.99); Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen from Capcom (regularly $39.99); and Binary Domain from Sega...
By Emily Gera on Jul 31, 2013 07.31.13
Capcom's profits dropped by 37 percent in this first quarter to 828 million yen (roughly $8.4 million) according to its latest financial results — something the company expected during a period lacking any major releases. The publisher recorded net sales of 17.4 billion yen (or $178.7 million), down 6.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Similarly, performance of its games sector fell by 9.4 percent with operating profits down by 82.4 percent. Resident Evil Revelations and Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen achieved projected sales, according to Capcom, while Monster Hunter Frontier G performed steadily. Capcom also successfully made headway in breaking the Taiwan market with browser game Onimusha Soul, while Smurfs' Village has provided stable income.
By Dave Tach on Apr 30, 2013 04.30.13
A recent patch to Dragon's Dogma, Capcom's fantasy themed role-playing game, is corrupting save files, and Capcom urged players to back up their data in a post on Capcom-Unity today. The corruption stems from a recent title update and affects both Dragon's Dogma and the recently released Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen expansion. "To prevent the possibility of permanent loss of your data," Capcom's community liaison GregaMan wrote, "please copy your existing save data (whether it be [Dragon's Dogma] or [Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen) to an external storage device or cloud whenever possible — especially if you are picking up the game for the first time in awhile or switching over to Dark Arisen for the first time." GregaMan also suggests playing the game offline as the company...
By John Funk on Apr 19, 2013 04.19.13
Capcom has released an "enemy showcase" trailer for the upcoming Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen featuring a trifecta of baddies awaiting would-be adventurers and their parties. The first of three enemies shown is the Strigoi, a flying beast that grapples adventurers before impaling them with its scorpion-like tail. The Strigoi is vulnerable to fire, however, and using a self-immolation spell before being attacked will trick them into harming themselves. The video also shows an enemy dubbed the Living Armor, who fights with a massive sword and shield. When the armor is destroyed, the narrator warns that the spirit becomes something else entirely and will necessitate a switch of strategy. The last of the new baddies is a giant eye monster called the Gazer, which shoots eye beams, attacks...
By Kevin Gifford on Apr 10, 2013 04.10.13
Dragon's Dogma, released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 last May worldwide, was a semi-orthodox role-playing game with very unorthodox origins. Produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi and his internal team at Capcom, the game was portrayed to Western gamers as a Japanese Skyrim, an attempt by a Japanese developer to create a serious Western RPG that can compete with the big boys. So why did it wind up selling half a million copies in Japan and, well, not quite so much anywhere else? "When we launched this project, we had a mountain of issues we needed to tackle," Kobayashi told Famitsu magazine in a postmortem published in this week's issue. "One, will we really finish this title and all the new things we're trying to do with it? Two, what do we have to do to attract the attention of...
By Dave Tach on Mar 21, 2013 03.21.13
Capcom's PAX East attendance this weekend will feature games like Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and more, including "maybe an additional surprise or two," according to a press release from the company. Capcom's booth (#948) will feature: Capcom Arcade Cabinet Darkstalkers: Resurrection Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Players can also get their hands on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate at booth #1092.) Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Resident Evil Revelations Remember Me Lost Planet 3 The company will also be sponsoring the "World of Capcom" panel, to be held at the Phoenix Theater on Friday, March 22, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. Capcom producers and product managers will discuss upcoming games to be released later this year as well as "some new product announcements." PAX...
By John Funk on Mar 21, 2013 03.21.13
In the latest Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen trailer, a Mystic Knight gets more than she bargained for when it comes to dragons. It's one thing to use sword and spell alike to fight flaming giant salamanders or to desperately cling to the feet of flying lizard-birds. It's another thing entirely to run into a pair of dragons, one breathing fire and the other ice. Dark Arisen is a major expansion pack for Capcom's Dragon Dogma, and will be available as both a direct download and a physical disc. It contains the original Dragon's Dogma in its entirety for new players, and allows previous players to transfer their saves in order to immediately leap to the new high-level content and underground realms. Dark Arisen is out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 April 23.
By John Funk on Mar 13, 2013 03.13.13
A new trailer for Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen shows a high-level sorcerer and his party venturing deep into a series of catacombs. In the crypts they encounter poisonous and diseased undead, wailing banshees, and titanic magical knights — but the sorcerer also has an array of powerful magical spells to bring to bear. Dark Arisen is a major expansion pack for Capcom's Dragon Dogma, and will be available as both a direct download and a physical disc. It contains the original Dragon's Dogma in its entirety for new players, and allows previous players to transfer their saves in order to immediately leap to the new high-level content and underground realms. Dark Arisen is out for PS3 and Xbox 360 April 23rd.