Capcom is porting another one of their titles to the Switch: Nintendo has just announced that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be coming to the system.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is an enhanced version of Dragon's Dogma, which was initially released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012. The Dark Arisen version of the game includes all of the DLC content from the base game and added a new post-game dungeon called Bitterblack Isle.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen can best be described as an open world Monster Hunter style game, where the player has to take some NPC companions out of quests to slay monsters, some of which are groups of human-sized creatures and some of which are gigantic, where you will be forced to climb onto their body before you can even hit them.
One criticism of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is that it's single-player online, with an online version of the game only being released in Japan. The Nintendo Switch would be perfect for adding a local co-op mode to the game, but there is no indication in the trailer or the promotional material that any new content or modes will be added.
The trailer for Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen shows that the game still has janky graphics for the human characters, but the monsters still look impressive and they are meant to be the true stars of the game. The combat system in Dragon's Dogma is excellent and it's just a shame that the game had so much running around after NPCs, as they tended to drag down the experience.
Capcom initially seemed reticent to support the Nintendo Switch when it first launched, to the point where fans outside of Japan had to wait almost a year for the release of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, but the success of the console has prompted Capcom to port numerous games to the system, with three Resident Evil titles all due to be released in 2019.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be released for the Nintendo Switch on April 23rd.