Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (JP) is an expansion and re-release of an action game named Dragon's Dogma containing all the original content, plus an entire new questline and region Bitterblack Isle, plus all the original DLC content, as well as additional skill upgrades, monsters, weapons and armor.
The port to the Nintendo Switch was announced to be released 23 April 2019.
Dragon's Dogma allows the player to create their own character, whose gender and appearance can be altered to the player's liking. The player can select one of three classes for their character.
Players will be given three AI controlled teammates called Pawns, who can be issued commands, such as "Go", "Help", and "Come". These characters will assist the player by giving information about enemies, among other things. Dragon's Dogma offers a new feature to the action game genre: allowing the player to grab onto enemies to allow for a more varied means of attacking.
New quests await the Arisen on the cursed island Bitterblack Isle which is located outside of Gransys. Players will face new fearsome enemies and discover valuable treasures. They will be able to take their characters to new heights with brand new high-level skills and augments as all new weapons and armor sets.
This version features stronger foes than the original game. As such the game can prove be a challenge for both new players and veterans alike.
A dragon, unseen in the kingdom for years, suddenly appears and wreaks havoc across the land. The dragon attacks a small village and steals the heart of the protagonist. The protagonist, alongside three teammates, then has to hunt down the dragon in order to take back their heart.