A new tier of skills for each class is also included, with over 100 pieces of new gear, new weapons and armour sets, more customisation and optional Japanese VO for that extra mile.
Dark Arisen will be bundled with the original game when itthe same month. Europe will be receiving the same standalone package for £20.
For those wanting it via Games on Demand you'll have to wait until the summer, while PSN is same day. "Just off the Gransys mainland is the cursed Bitterblack Isle and it is here that gamers will discover an underground realm, complete with new terrifying foes to face and incredible treasure to find as they embark on an all new quest," blurbs Capcom.
Existing characters from Dragon's Dogma will be exportable to this new standalone, letting gamers continue on their journey from wherever they were as it contains the original game.
"Players will be able to take their characters to new heights, with brand new high-level skills and augments as well as all new weapons and armour sets. For those that missed Dragon’s Dogma the first time around, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen provides the opportunity to start their journey from the very beginning before tackling the all new content."
Those who already own the original game also receive "100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack consisting of six brand new costumes." Easier travel and better menu system are promised with Dark Arisen, as these were major gripes with the Dragon's Dogma community. These improvements are "automatically retrofitted" to the original game.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 April 23rd in the US, 26th in EU.
Capcom announce late April for Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen in US and Europe
23 January 2013 | By Simon Priest