Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, the fantasy role-playing hack and slash game from Capcom, is on it’s way to the Nintendo Switch.
Dragon’s Dogma originally released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 way back in 2012 before the enhanced “Dark Arisen” version showed up a year later. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen eventually found it’s way to PC in 2016 before debuting on yet another platform when it was released on the PS4 and Xbox One in 2017. The Switch version will release on April 23rd and will be mostly identical to the other versions, but it will feature a different user interface that should improve it’s visibility on the smaller Switch screen. Online functionality will be available without a Nintendo Switch Online membership, allowing players to share their Pawns—the games AI controlled companions—with other players. Check out the trailer below:
Dragon’s Dogma was very well received upon it’s release, getting notable praise for it’s combat, the challenge that it presents to players, and the Pawn system. The enhanced Dark Arisen version—which is the version that Switch players will get to experience—added new content such as a new end-game dungeon called Bitterblack Isle, new weapons, and new armour.
Fans of the game are still eagerly waiting for a fully fledged sequel to the game. An MMORPG titled Dragon’s Dogma Online (how original) released in 2015 to positive reviews, reaching one million downloads within a month of its release, but the game was never released outside of Japan.
Although Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is now a few years old, this is further evidence of more companies being keen to get their game on the Nintendo Switch as the consoles popularity continues to grow. Let’s hope that Nintendo’s momentum continues and even more games make their way to the hybrid console.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will debut on Nintendo Switch on April 23rd.