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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: Jan. 15, 2016

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'Dragon's Dogma' Celebrates 10th Anniversary

by Rainier on May 24, 2022 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT

Set in a huge open world, Dragon's Dogma offers an exhilarating and fulfilling action combat game with the freedom to explore and interact in a rich, living and breathing world. Alongside your party of three, you set out to track down and destroy a mysterious dragon.

Dragon’s Dogma introduces an innovative team system to the genre. Known as Pawns, these three AI partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability they have developed based on traits learned over time from the player and their actions.

By utilizing the Xbox Live online entertainment network or PlayStation Network, players will journey to the Rift where they can share their own Pawns with friends and be rewarded with treasure, knowledge of the world and strategies for taking down enemies. Conversely, players can borrow friends’ Pawns with the specific skills or experience required to tackle a particular quest. 

In addition, Dragon’s Dogma will ship with thousands of ready-made Pawns for players to pick their allies offline.

Ten years ago, the mighty Dragon Grigori sealed a fateful pact with Arisen around the world with the release of Dragon’s Dogma.

Today, we invite you to look back and reflect on your countless journeys as fearless Arisen in a perilous quest to break the eternal cycle that held the land of Gransys captive.

Whether you’re newly Arisen fresh off your first Wyrm Hunt or a seasoned hero that’s gone through several cycles of eternal return, this celebration is as much about you as it is about Dragon’s Dogma. After all, we wouldn’t be here, 10 years later, if you hadn’t taken your first courageous steps against Grigori on the beach of Cassardis!

So to that, we say… Thank you, brave Arisen.


We’re starting our celebration of the Dragon’s Dogma 10th Anniversary today with a new artwork and logo (see above!), and a fancy new website prepared just for this occasion. Stay tuned to the official channels on social media, including our freshly Arisen Instagram channel, as we’ll continue to take strolls down memory lane as we continue to celebrate this milestone year:

To celebrate this momentous milestone, the foundation that it created, and the bonds that were forged between people and pawns alike, we hope you join us in this celebration of a decade of endless adventures with Dragon’s Dogma as we look to the future.

We’re very excited for this 10-year celebration, and can’t wait to get you all involved as well!

“They’re masterworks, all. You can’t go wrong.”

Key Features:

  • Highly Stylized Action Combat – The creators of this game were responsible for the action hits – Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry 4.
  • Fight With Ability – The soul of combat comes down to how the game is played, where you strike the enemy, and how you react to their attacks.
  • Accessible Depth – Bringing an unprecedented level of depth to the action genre, every decision has an effect on gameplay in an intuitive way that does not require micromanagement. The weight of your weapon, the material of your armor – even the length of your legs – plays a role in how you fight your battles, but does not interrupt the flow of the action.
  • Epic Adventure – Dragon’s Dogma is built from the ground up as an action experience for consoles with a continuous, epic storyline that stands alone in style, scope and substance.
  • Open World – Utilizing Capcom’s proprietary MT Framework engine and the groundbreaking graphical styles and lighting effects used in Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2, Dragon’s Dogma expands the environment to create a vast, richly detailed world, ripe for exploration.
  • A Rich Population – In addition to interacting with hundreds of fully voiced NPCs, you’ll be able to fight a large variety of creatures, from goblins to griffins and dragons. Each enemy requires a different strategy and provides a unique experience.

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