Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen Announced for Switch

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to the Nintendo Switch, adding to the consoles considerable library of ports. Capcom announced today that the open-world action RPG will release for the Switch on April 23rd, priced at $29.99 in the US.

The Switch port of Dragon’s Dogma will feature an adapted UI tailored to the Switch and offering improved visibility. The game’s original Pawn system will return, including the ability to share the user-created AI partners with other players (no Switch Online membership will be required). Aside from the new UI, no new content has been announced for the Switch release. The main draw for many will be the ability to play Dragon’s Dogma on a handheld system for the first time.

The original Dragons Dogma released in May 2012 followed by the enhanced version, Dark Arisen, just under a year later in April 2013. The game is set in the fantasy world of Gransys with players taking on the role of the Arisen, a hero on a quest to prevent the end of the world (no pressure). The action RPG distinguished itself with the Pawn system, which allowed players to create their own AI partner to follow the Arisen, and boss battles reminiscent of Shadow of the Colossus that had players climbing monsters to deliver critical strikes. At the time this of writing the game holds a metascore of 81 (PC).

Since it’s April 2013 release for the Xbox 360 and PS3 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has been ported to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Why Capcom decided to skip the Wii U we’ll never know (we know), but players can now finally experience the game on a Nintendo home console, with the added advantage of portability.

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Daniel Joseph

Dan hails from the UK, home of disappointing football and the colour grey. He feels most at home with grand strategy titles, having lost over a thousand hours to Crusader Kings 2. He will talk too much about history, and it's okay to shut him up.

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