Dragon's Dogma is a 2012 game by Capcom for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Players take on the role of the unnamed main character who begins the game residing in a modest fishing village. The main character encounters a fierce dragon that proclaims him "the Arisen" and steals his heart, robbing him of an normal life. The player must then spend the remainder of the game trying to track the dragon down.
The game was developed by staff members that worked on previous franchises such as Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and Breath of Fire and seems to be a throw-back to the Dungeons & Dragons series of games developed by Capcom.
- Quina (キナ) - Resident of Cassardis and the main character's childhood friend. Quina is gentle but strong-willed, and is always concerned with the main character's safety.
- Adaro (アダロ) - Chief of Cassardis. Adaro holds a fatherly role to Quina and the main character. He is physically fit despite his age.
- Edmun Dragonsbane (領王エドマン) - A hero who once slew a dragon and brought peace to the peninsula. He resides in Gran Soren Castle. With the awakening of the dragon, he's been building up his forces.
- Aelinore (エリノア) - Aelinore is the third wife of Edmun Dragonsbane. She is gentle by nature; as such, she finds her life within the castle intimidating.
Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma promises to be an action combat game with the freedom to explore and interact in a rich, living and breathing world. Alongside a party of three, the player sets out to track down and destroy a mysterious dragon, similar to the company's Monster Hunter games, although with more of a personal reason as the driving force behind it. Teammates fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability they have developed based on traits learned over time from the player's actions.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenEdit
A full expansion to Dragon's Dogma, entitled Dark Arisen, was released for PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 23, 2013. Dark Arisen is not considered DLC, but rather an enhanced version of the original game with additional features and the new Bitterblack Isle zone to explore. One does not need to own the original game to play Dark Arisen, as the original game is included on both physical and digital versions. Owners of the original game can upload their saves to be rewarded with an Eternal Ferrystone (a Ferrystone with infinite uses), 100,000 Rift Crystals--a form of in-game currency--and various armor sets. The Eternal Ferrystone was included by developers to counter complaints by players who felt that there was far too much walking in the expansive game world. The Xbox 360 version of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen includes a separate disc used to install game data for more stable playability.