If you are planning to buy Dragon's Dogma, I suggest you wait for Dark Arisen to get that budget price and not miss out on the extra content. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is priced at $40 when it comes out. It will be offered in both physical and digital distribution.
It's more like a relaunch of the game than anything else. The expansion will include a new island to explore, 100 new equipment, a better travel system (change based on player feedback), 25 new monsters, new skills and augments, and increased character customization.
For those that did purchase the game already and have a save, you will be able to import your old save into the expansion. Also, owners of the original Dragon's Dogma will receive 100,000 Rift Crystals, unlimited Ferrystones and the Gransys Armour Pack consisting of six brand new costumes for free
That's a lot of added content . Is it worth buying? For players that haven't touched Dragon's Dogma definitely, but for those that already own it, it all depends on how much you want to revisit Gran Soren. I just wish we get a price cut if you do own the game, because it is an "expansion". I'll say it again, if you are planning to get Dragon's Dogma, just wait for Dark Arisen.