Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (finally) launches on PC via Steam

The cult classic action RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has finally launched on PC after a long 4 year wait. Japanese publisher and developer Capcom, the company behind the critically-acclaimed game only released the game and expansion for console back in 2012 and 2013. PC users can now dive into the game with the addition of high resolution graphics with increased fidelity, new frame rate options and 4k support.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be the “ultimate franchise experience” for PC players, as it will contain all original content from base game, along with all previously released add-on content. The PC game will be the complete experience containing all content from the expansion including the mysterious Bitterblack isle area featuring new challenging enemies and quests, and more high level weapons and armour sets.

Set in a huge-open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen can be seen as a hybrid between the likes of award winning games Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus. Players will take on challenging enemies in an “exhilarating and rewarding action combat experience” defeating them in “dynamic ways” such as fighting in mid-flight on top of an enemy griffin and cutting the heads off of a Hydra.

As a single-player only game, players won’t be alone in combat, but will be able to have three AI companions known as Pawns. These pawns will fight independently, and will develop abilities based on traits learnt from each player. Although there is no multiplayer, the only online experience is that PC users will be able to share these Pawns online around the world to reap rewards of treasure and strategic tips for taking down enemies.

The title is now available via Steam with full platform support with achievements and expanded control options for controller use. It will also be available across retail outlets across Australia and New Zealand.