Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Nintendo Switch

It's kind of hard to believe it, but Dragon's Dogma first debuted nearly seven years ago. Capcom is keeping its unique RPG alive all these years later by announcing a Nintendo Switch port of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, an enhanced version of the game that launched in 2013. It'll be arriving in April, so we've only got a few months to wait before Dragon's Dogma invades yet another platform.

Joking aside, a lot of RPG fans actually have a soft spot for Dragon's Dogma. It was released shortly after The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and since both games feature dragons, comparisons between the two are often drawn (or at least they were around the time Dragon's Dogma launched). Unlike Skyrim, however, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen allows you to scale the beasts you're attempting to slay, and it's something that should definitely be experienced if you're a fan of epic battles with mythical creatures.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be arriving on Nintendo Switch on April 23, with Polygon reporting that the game will cost $29.99. Usually we worry that publishers will charge a premium for the Switch versions of their games, but it seems that Capcom won't be, as that's the same price Dark Arisen goes for on Steam.

Capcom also says that the game will offer a new user interface on Switch, so it seems that the company is making some changes so that Dragon's Dogma will be a better fit on its newest platform. There's also some good news in the fact that you won't need a Switch Online subscription in order to use Dark Arisen's pawn system, which is a pretty major part of the game.

Now that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is on basically every platform imaginable, we can't help but wonder if Capcom will ever release a proper sequel to the game. It would be great to see a Dragon's Dogma title made specifically for current-generation hardware, but Capcom has made no indication that we'll ever see another game in the series make its way to the US. Hopefully that changes in the future, because Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is quite the charming game once you dig into it.