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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Detailed

Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to PC on 15 January 2016. Having read that tongue twister of a title, let’s get started shall we?

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is available for pre-order on Steam and comes with all the previous DLC from its console past. For pre-ordering, you’re also going to find yourself getting a digital soundtrack and digital artbook – nice.

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What’s in store

There’s an enormous open world for you to explore, and you can go about it with up to 3 companions. These companions are called ‘Pawns’, which you can browse and recruit depending on your needs. Pawns are user created and can be shared online. Another cool aspect – they learn strategies and gain knowledge of certain treasures and secrets whilst you’re out exploring with them. That means when you import a Pawn into your party, their previous experience may just come in handy.

There’s nine different vocations to choose from, armour customisation, pawns to fit playstyles, updated graphics, and support for all sorts of controllers (Steam, Xbox you name it). The PC version will be playable at a wonderful 60fps and supports a bunch of graphics options for tweaking. Seeing as ports are always a little unreliable, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen provides some hope.

Here’s what you’ll need to play Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

A “slightly pixelated dragon slayer”:

    • 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
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip
    • Additional Notes: 1) Supports Keyboard+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.

“Browsing for pawn in high-definition”:

    • 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
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 22 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip

The original game had it’s flaws but turned out to be a surprising hit, I’ve got a feeling it’ll arrive on PC in good shape. Watch the release trailer below to get you in the mood.

If you don't find Ed desperately battling through Dark Souls, you'll probably find him adding an extra sparkle to his beloved FromSoftware shrine. Off screen, he loves to play badminton and binge watch anime.