Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen New Enemies Trailer

ddda-ss01 Capcom released a new trailer for Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, an expansion to the 2012 Shadow of Colossus-ish open world RPG. The trailer gives us a good look at the added monsters you get to face in Dark Arisen. Check it out below.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be available on April 23 and will include the original game together with the expansion. I considered Dragon's Dogma as one of the best games of 2012, so I can't wait for Dark Arisen to hit the stores. It's priced at $40 instead of the regular $60 for new titles, so expect a good deal when it hit's the Philippines.


Dragon's Dogma expansion announced by Capcom

Capcom just announced a "Major Expansion" to their new open-world RPG. Not much information about this "Major Expansion", but all that was revealed so far is that it will arrive next year for Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. That, and the ability to carry your save file to the expansion. A teaser trailer was also released together with the announcement. Have a look after the jump.

The fact that they are not calling it DLC means this would come out more than a 3 hour added content. That's my guess at this point considering it called a "Major Expansion".

The news does not stop there, Capcom also announced adding two new modes to the original game as free DLC. It will include a speedrun mode that challenges players to finish specific parts of the game in a given time, and Hard mode that, well... makes the game harder.

Looks like Capcom has a lot planned for their new IP. So if I were you, keep your copy of Dragon's Dogma in a safe place for now.

[Source: EuroGamer]

Dragon's Dogma sequel will happen, first details by creator

Dragon's Dogma Golem Capcom's newest title Dragon's Dogma was a success, success to the point that it earned enough to be granted a sequel. The open-world RPG set a first week sales record in Japan and shipped more than 1 million copies globally. For Capcom, that was enough to consider Dragon's Dogma a major franchise. Development for Dragon's Dogma 2 has started and the created spilled some details for the sequel.

Speaking to Japanese magazine Famitsu, the Dragon's Dogma creator Hideaki Itsuno says that the game world in Dragon's Dogma is only 2/3's of what he had planned for the game. Only 60% to 70% if his ideas were added to Dragon's Dogma. Meaning - there's a lot of extra content to use for the sequel.  He was also planning a quest creator for players to make their own content.

Quest creation is always good, but I'm more excited on the how big the world will be for the sequel. Dragon's Dogma has proved it's worth to Capcom. Since the first was only 2/3's of what they were planning, I'm positive we'll be seeing a sequel that's double the size of the first.

If you're thinking that more than 1 million copies shipped globally was small, then your right. But it's that hard for brand new titles to even hit the 1 million mark, especially in just a few months. Hearing talks of a sequel this early shows the game's success.

What did you guys think of Dragon's Dogma? I think the game's great, and the pawn system is sheer genius. Working on the review now so I'll have my thoughts posted soon.

[Source: OPM UK]

Recent Buys: Episode 9 - Dragon's Standing Dogma [Update]

yo videogames shirt

Just a week since my previous Recent Buys post and already we have a new episode. This time with an actual videogame.

First things first though. I finally wore my "YO VIDEO GAMES" shirt for the first time and I'm glad to see that I noticed wuite a few people actually took notice of what was printed on it. A small victory but it made me feel proud to wear it. Special thanks to Mac Sorio for the shirt.

blazepro ps3 stand 01

On to business. I finally convinced myself to get the Blazepro Professional Vertical Stand (why do companies like putting the word "professional" on everything?) for the PS3 Slim. Not only does it secure your PS3 while keeping it upright but it can also hold up to 6 game cases, has charging bays for a PSMove controller and a Navigation controller, and also store and charge two PlayStation Dual Shock 3 controllers. What sold me on this were the Dual Shock 3 holders/chargers. I originally wanted to get the Nyko Charge Base 3 for PlayStation 3 but other than it being sold out at Datablitz in Greenhills, it also went for 2900php or something along those lines. It was pretty mad expensive for a controller charging base but boy was it fancy, it uses magnets to connect the controller to the base. Another choice was the Energizer PS3 Charge Station. Similar in design with the Nyko one but instead of using magnets, the controllers would simply attach to a mini-USB connector sticking out of the holders. The holders would then light up while charging. That one went for 1900php or so. The Blazepro stand only went for 675php, not a very hard choice to make. Not only were the Nyko and Energizer charging docks more expensive, they would also take up a lot of space which the table I use for storing Ziggy (my PS3) had very little off. I didn't NEED the stand but compared to the other two choices, the stand was the most practical.

doom be chillin'

The slots for the game cases is a little tight so I might not use those. I don't own a PSMove controller or any games that feature Move support but the space for them is a perfect fit for the small "South Park"-ish Dr. Doom figure I got so Doom be chillin. The stand comes with a USB cable that connects the charged to the USB ports on the front of the PS3 Slim. The cable comes with a USB extension port to make up for the port that the stand it using to charge controllers with so that's pretty cool.

caved for dragon's dogma

As for the actual videogame that I bought, that would be Dragon's Dogma. Capcom's latest action RPG that feature multiple gameplay elements found in a lot of different games that are out now. Imagine Shadow of the Colossus meets Monster Hunter meets Skyrim. I was not planning to get this game since it goes for a whopping 1750php at Datablitz but the gameplay looks really fun and since you hire pawns online, missing out on such a feature while the game is still new would be such a waste. In other words, I caved. I have not actually tried the game out yet but I'll probably talk about it in this week's Weekend post.


Dragon's Dogma comes with a redeem code for the demo of Resident Evil 6. The demo comes out on 07/03/2012 for Xbox360 users and on 09/04/2012 for PS3 users. I find it cool that the redeem code isn't on a separate sheet of paper but instead on the underside of the game cover. Now this is eco-friendly done right.


Update: I purchased a game the day after making this post. To get Skullgirls I got a $20 PSN card because the game was $14.99. That left me with 5 bucks which was just right for episode 1 of The Walking Dead The Game. It may just be a 2 hour game but playing this episode more than once makes up for it since the choices you make can affect current situations and even events in the next episodes. If you like the comic and/or TV series of The Walking Dead then I definitely recommend purchasing episode 1. Telltale tells a good tale, you can count on that.

[Updated - demo dated]New Dragon's Dogma gameplay videos released

Dragon's Dogma Two new videos for Dragon's Dogma has been released during Capcom's Captivate 2012. This new title seems like you'll be facing a variety of monsters. Aside from dragons, Cyclops, Gryphons, and goblins, you'll also be going against zombies, phantoms and Ogre's. It comes out on May and I'm a sucker for games that can dish out 100 hours of your life. Gameplay videos below.

Zombie Apocalypse

Phantom and Ogre

[UPDATE] - The demo for Dragon's Dogma will be out on April 24 for PSN and XBL. It will include two segments - The chimera battle using the fighter class and the Gryphon battle using the Strider class which uses bows and daggers to fight.

This game is definitely worth looking into, but it's going to be tough for this new title since it will be going against big games like Diablo 3 and Max Payne 3 during that month.

Dragon's Dogma is set for a May 22 release on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.