Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Coming to PC

Release date and pricing details revealed for cult-classic RPG.

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be release for PCs on January 15, 2016, Capcom has announced.

Originally a re-release and expansion rolled into one for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dragon's Dogma, Dark Arisen features an extra region called the Bitterblack Isle, a new quest line, unique abilities, fresh monsters, and a number of other additions.

The PC version is described as offering "increased fidelity" in relation to graphics, as well as "full Steam platform support with Achievements and the ability to play using both Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers. The traditional mouse and keyboard setup is also supported.

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be available for $29.99 (£24.99) on Steam and also on-disc at retailers.

One of the major downsides of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is that it, very unfortunately, doesn't feature the outstanding title theme from the original release. It is unclear whether Capcom has remedied this very serious issue for the PC version.

In January 2015, Capcom announced Dragon's Dogma Online, a new free-to-play version entry in the series that will be supported by microtransactions. Although it is expected for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC, it is currently Japan-exclusive.

The Dragon's Dogma Online development team includes Ace Attorney veteran Minae Matsukawa, who is producing the title, while Resident Evil developer Hiroyuki Kobayashi is working on the game as its executive producer.

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