The worlds of Dragon’s Dogma and No More Heroes will be colliding in two new crossovers, one of which will see Travis Touchdown becoming a party member in the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.
In Dragon’s Dogma, the player creates their own character and is also able to design an NPC party member known as a “Pawn,” who acts in a support role during combat. It’s possible for the player to hire more Pawns that are designed by other players, as well as sharing their own Pawn online.
The Nintendo Switch version of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is going to include some console-exclusive content, as the player will be able to hire a Pawn based on Travis Touchdown from the No More Heroes series, who will be available at launch. The Pawn version of Travis Touchdown won’t be sporting his familiar sunglasses, but he will fight with a beam katana, which is sure to make him stand out among the fantasy characters of the Dragon’s Dogma world (via. Game Rant).
The collaboration with Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen goes both ways, as Dragon’s Dogma t-shirts will be coming to Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, along with t-shirts based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The crossover between Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen and Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes was announced by Suda51 during a live stream held by Famitsu that discussed upcoming DLC for the Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes.
Capcom has always been open with allowing crossovers between its properties and those owned by different companies, with inter-company crossover games involving the likes of Namco, Marvel, SNK, and Tatsunoko Productions. There have also been a lot of instances when other companies have allowed Capcom to use elements from their games, such as all of the Nintendo costumes & weapons that appeared in the Monster Hunter games on the Nintendo 3DS.
It’s surprising to see new content being added to the Nintendo Switch port of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, as the game has only been advertised as a straight conversion up to this point, with the added benefit of the game being portable on the Switch. It’s possible that there might be more exclusive content announced for the game in the days leading up to its release.
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to the Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2019.