Originally released on Xbox 360 and PS3, Dragon’s Dogma ended up becoming a surprisingly great open world Action RPG with a gameplay that is best described as a blend between Dark Souls, Dragon Age and Monster Hunter. A year after the initial release, a director’s cut of the game was released on the consoles with more content. This version is what went on to be named as Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen.
Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen Remastered will be available to play on 5th October in Japan with a western release currently scheduled to be in “Autumn” so it shouldn’t be too far off. Since this year marks the 5th Anniversary of Dragon’s Dogma, the release date selected also highlights on that.
PC community already received their remastered version of the game in the form of the PC port released last year to great critic and community response thanks to high resolution and mod support.
The game features a party system linked to an online network which allows players to summon AI companions, known as Pawns, created by other players. Players begin their journey as a nameless person selected to be the Arisen, one who will take down the Dragon. Given the open world nature of the game, there is a lot of traveling, side quests and backtracking involved.
Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen also featured a pretty interesting hack and slash combat system. Not only did players have the opportunity to use different special abilities for their characters like Dragon Age games but they could also target individual parts of enemies. Large monsters and bosses like Cyclops, Gryphons, and Chimeras could be climbed upon to target specific areas and weaken them.