Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen launches on Nintendo Switch on April 23

In a surprise announcement today, Capcom has announced that Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be coming to Nintendo Switch on April 23 for $29.99. You can find the announcement trailer, fact sheet, and screenshot set below.

Dragon's Dogma has seen a number of ports and remasters since its original release, most recently on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017. It's a unique take on the action RPG genre, donning a medieval style from a Japanese developer with an incredibly unique Pawn system. You can check out our glowing review of the PC version to learn more about the title.


The critically acclaimed action-RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen makes its way to Nintendo Switch! Set in a huge open world known as Gransys, the game presents a rewarding action combat experience with nine vocations to choose from, all possessing a wide range of  devastating skills and magicks to tackle deadly foes. Players embark on an epic adventure in a rich, living world with three AI companions, known as Pawns. These partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability that they have developed based on traits learned from each player. Users can share these Pawns online and reap rewards of treasure, tips and strategy hints for taking down the terrifying enemies. Pawns can also be borrowed when specific skills are needed to complete various challenging quests


  • Dynamic combat experience – Cut off the four heads of a Hydra, climb atop griffins and fight airborne, or defeat dragons and other creatures by finding out their weaknesses.
  • Tons of content – Includes all previously released extra content, DLC and the Dark Arisen expansion content. Features the highly praised combat experience and rich customization, plus a huge underground realm to explore with terrifying monsters.
  • Customization options galore – Nine different vocations for players to choose from with a variety of skill and magick options for each, armor that can be upgraded and enhanced, plus Pawn companions that can be trained to fit your desired combat style.
  • Adapted User Interface – Revamped user interface offers improved screen visibility.
  • Online Functionality – The iconic Pawn system comes to Nintendo Switch with online sharing abilities between Nintendo Accounts. (A Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required for online features).
  • Play Anywhere – For the first time, Dragon’s Dogma can be played on the go using the Nintendo Switch system’s handheld or tabletop mode.
Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen Switch Screenshots


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