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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen launching April 25 in Japan

Dark Arisen, the upcoming expansion for Dragon's Dogma, will arrive on April 25 in Japan, according to a recent Famitsu live stream. When reached for comment, Capcom refused to confirm the launch date for either North America or Europe, saying only that we should have "more information in the near...

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Best of the Rest: Sinan's picks of 2012

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. Dragon's Dogma There are so many things wrong with Dragon's Dogma, as noted in Joystiq's scathing review. For...

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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen DLC adds Japanese voiceover, lets you import save file

Capcom revealed a few details on the plan to continue Dragon's Dogma, the 2013 expansion pack "Dark Arisen." The DLC will feature the requisite "more stuff" you'd expect, packing in new armor and weapons, greater character customization options and a Japanese voiceover option, because nothing...

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Dragon's Dogma gets free Hard and Speedrun modes on Dec. 4 in Japan [update]

Dragon's Dogma will receive Hard and Speedrun modes next month, if the Japanese release date of December 4 applies worldwide. Back in September Capcom told us the free DLC was due this year. We've reached out to Capcom for more details. The Hard mode unsurprisingly increases the difficulty, while...

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Dragon's Dogma gets Dark Arisen expansion in 2013 [update: new modes video]

Capcom is bringing a "major expansion" to Dragon's Dogma in 2013. The company divulged little else about the expansion, called 'Dark Arisen,' beyond the above teaser. We also have a few appropriately dark screenshots below the break. Capcom also tells us that two free modes are being patched into...

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Dragon's Dogma patch to add easy mode

A new patch announced for the Japanese version of Dragon's Dogma will put "easy mode" in the options menu of the game, allowing players to switch over at any time. Capcom didn't specify the exact differences in easy mode, leaving us free to speculate that it removes one head from all multi-headed...

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Capcom's quarterly earnings strong on Dragon's Dogma, social games

Capcom enjoyed a very robust first quarter, with a profit of ¥1.3 billion ($16.9 million) for the period ending June 30, which is up 290 percent from the same period last year. The company's digital content group (games!) made the majority of revenues during the quarter, with ¥13.74 billion...

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On Monster Hunter 4's similarities to Dragon's Dogma

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. Before Dragon's Dogma became a...

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PSA: Play a Resident Evil 6 demo today (if you bought Dragon's Dogma on Xbox)

If you have an Xbox 360 copy of Dragon's Dogma, today is the day you'll get access to the Resident Evil 6 demo. You can then enjoy 60 days of exclusivity, during which you can play the demo until well past the time you've gotten tired of it, just to rub it in the faces of PS3 Dragon's Dogma owners,...

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Capcom ships over a million copies of Dragon's Dogma

Dragon's Dogma, a sort of experiment in Western-style role playing game design, is proving successful for Capcom. The publisher announced today that it has shipped over one million copies of the RPG so far. As for how that translates into sales, we don't have a hard number, but we do know that it's...

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