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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Platform(s): 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: Dark Arisen' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2015 @ 7:33 p.m. PST

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.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen delivers a huge brand new area, missions, enemies and more, plus all of the content from the original game.

Just off the Gransys mainland is the cursed Bitterblack Isle where gamers will embark on an all-new quest to discover an underground realm, complete with new terrifying foes and incredible treasure. Owners of the original Dragon’s Dogma will be able to export their existing characters and all other saved data to continue their journey as the Arisen, and face a new threat that has emerged from the cavernous depths. Players will be able to take their characters to new heights with brand new high-level skills and augments as well as all new weapons and armor sets.

Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen presents a rewarding action combat experience. Players embark on an epic adventure in a rich, living world with three AI companions, known as Pawns. These partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability that they have developed based on traits learned from each player. PC users can share these Pawns online and reap rewards of treasure, tips and strategy hints for taking down the terrifying enemies. Pawns can also be borrowed when specific skills are needed to complete various challenging quests

So, what does Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen deliver? The game contains all the content from the original Dragon’s Dogma plus the additional content from its sequel, including the Bitterblack Isle area, filled with challenging new enemies and quests, and additional high level weapons and armor sets. Along with its stunningly high resolution graphics and full Steam platform support, this is the ultimate franchise experience for PC players.

PC System Requirements:

  • Minimum Specs:
    • OS: Windows Vista or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-660 CPU or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 5870 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip
    • Additional Notes: 1) Supports Keboard + Mouse and XInput / DirectInput devices including Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock and Steam Controller. 2) Some high end integrated graphics chips and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom.
  • Recommended Specs:
    • OS: Windows Vista or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip
    • Additional Notes: 1) Supports Keboard + Mouse and XInput / DirectInput devices including Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock and Steam Controller. 2) Some high end integrated graphics chips and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom.

You can pre-order Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on Steam and secure a digital art book and digital soundtrack upon release.

The former is a 300+ page compilation of key art, concept art, sketches, etc. from the original Dragon’s Dogma; the latter (dubbed Masterworks Collection) features music from Dragon’s Dogma and DD: Dark Arisen, adding up to 53 beautiful—and totally rockin’—tracks.

Digital art book: A complete replica of the Dragon’s Dogma Official Design Works. Over 313 pages of content after content that chronicles the development artwork behind this expansive setting including characters, lore, creatures, and weapon designs, plus rough sketches, key visuals, and plenty of creator commentary.  A must-read for any Dragon’s Dogma fan!  (Print edition available on Amazon at $44.99)

Digital Soundtrack: Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Masterworks Collection…the awe-inspiring soundtrack contains 53 songs including a handful of alternate versions not included in the game. The 2+ hour soundtrack has been re-authored from the original source material, and the pre-purchase bonus includes both MP3 (320Kbps) and FLAC lossless formats.  (Total download size: 1.74GB)

Additional PC-specific features:

  • 9 brand new Achievements for both new and returning Dragon’s Dogma fans!  Get ready to delve deep into Bitterblack Isle…
  • Option to completely mute main and support Pawn chatter during traversal
  • Plug & Play controllers: supports XInput and DirectInput-based controllers such as the Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock, and Steam Controller right out of the box. (no 3rd party ‘XInput remapper’ app required)
  • Uses source texture assets that couldn’t be utilized in previous generation consoles due to memory constraints
  • All previously released DLCs and bonus content now built into the base game including the Eternal Ferrystone!
  • Full screen display on 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio monitors
  • Supports 30, 60, and ‘Variable’ frame rate settings
  • Supports 4K resolution (3840x2160)
  • Supports 144Hz monitors to enable 144fps gameplay
  • Remappable keyboard and mouse functions
  • Customizable hot keys (0-5) to allow quick access to commonly used items such as lantern, healing/stamina recovery items, and Ferrystones.  Streamlines gameplay in the heat of battle without the need to pause the game.

Key Features:

  • Dynamic combat experience – Cut off the four heads of a Hydra, climb atop griffins and fight airborne, or defeat dragons and other creatures by finding out their weaknesses.
  • Tons of content – Includes everything from the original game, plus the sequel. Features the highly praised combat experience and rich customization, plus a huge underground realm to explore with terrifying monsters.
  • Customization options galore – Nine different vocations for players to choose from with a variety of skill options for each, armor that can be upgraded and enhanced, plus Pawn companions that can be trained to fit your desired combat style.
  • Stunning visuals – Beautiful high res graphics with increased fidelity.
  • Full Steam platform support – Including Steam Achievements and the ability to play using both Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers, plus the traditional keyboard and mouse control scheme.

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