Overlooked gem Dragon’s Dogma is making its comeback on PS4 and Xbox One this October
Part Dark Souls, part Shadow of the Colossus, Dragon’s Dogma remains a quest worth taking.
Released back in 2012 for Xbox 360 and PS3, Dragon’s Dogma never got the attention it deserved. Many people simply wrote it off as a poor man’s Dark Souls, and from first glance, it’s not hard to see why. You’re adventuring into the unknown, slaying huge monsters and scrounging precious loot before you inevitably die—it’s got From Software written all over it.
But Dragon’s Dogma offered so much more than that. You could clamber up the legs of an ogre and hack away at the back of its neck. You could cling to the wings of a griffin as it attempted to flee the battle. You could even lop the heads off a hydra and watch them grow back. It was all wonderfully weird, and it’s a shame so few people took the plunge and gave it a shot.
Thankfully, if you missed all the madcap action of Dragon’s Dogma back on Xbox 360 and PS3 and you didn’t jump into the PC port that released late last year, you’ve got one last chance to make up for it with the upcoming launch of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PS4 and Xbox One.
In addition to the original Dragon’s Dogma experience, Dark Arisen packs all the DLC released for the game including the titular Dark Arisen expansion, which introduced a new zone and a much-appreciated fast-travel system. It also fixed much of the jankiness that kept a lot of people away from the game in the first place, making it far easier for new players to jump into.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen launches on PS4 and Xbox One on 3 October.
If you’re looking for even more Souls-like action, you might also want to keep an eye on the upcoming indie game Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption.