The official social media pages for Dragon’s Dogma announced that the action-RPG will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this fall. Developer and publisher Capcom originally announced the upcoming re-release for Japanese audiences, celebrating the series’ fifth anniversary, selling over 3.2 million copies worldwide since its debut in 2012. Other than the game receiving an upgrade in resolution to match modern consoles, Capcom hasn’t revealed any details behind Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen’s remaster.
Reclaim your heart in the epic Action RPG “Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen”. Coming to PS4 and XB1 this fall!
— Dragon's Dogma (@DragonsDogma) May 23, 2017
Developed for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Dragon’s Dogma is an open world RPG set in a fantasy world. Players were able to create their character from the ground up, starting from gender and appearance to a variety of classes from warrior to mage. Players were also able to create a pawn, an NPC that would assist in combat and world exploring. Pawns could be uploaded online and borrowed by other players, returning with loot and added experience. An expanded version of the game called Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen was released in 2013, adding new features such as a fast travel system. The new version of the game also added a new location along with quests and equipment. Dragon’s Dogma was well received by critics for its unique hack and slash battle system and interesting single-player story.
In 2015, Capcom announced a sequel titled Dragon’s Dogma Online. The game released exclusively in Japan as a free-to-play game for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game featured a new storyline and supported cross-platform play among all platforms. Within its first ten days of release, Dragon’s Dogma Online reached over two million downloads.
Capcom is likely to reveal more details on the re-release of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen in the near future.