In an unex­pect­ed turn of events, Cap­com has announced that Drag­on’s Dog­ma: Dark Arisen is com­ing to PS4 and Xbox One this fall.

Drag­on’s Dog­ma was nev­er a par­tic­u­lar­ly pop­u­lar title how­ev­er it is seen as a bit of a cult clas­sic. The game had many sur­face lev­el prob­lems: it did­n’t look very good, ani­ma­tions are a bit stiff and the writ­ten dia­logue was mediocre. Despite this the game had many inter­est­ing game­play mechan­ics. Play­ers could climb onto mon­sters to attack vul­ner­a­ble areas such as wings, tails, and eyes. It also had a mul­ti­play­er com­po­nent where play­ers could use AI com­pan­ions that were cre­at­ed by oth­er play­ers. Oth­er small­er fea­tures includ­ed the abil­i­ty to change class­es freely, the need to set up fast trav­el points, and changes in mon­ster behav­ior based on con­di­tions like time of day, char­ac­ter gen­der, and health.

Although not offi­cial­ly stat­ed, this is like­ly a way for Cap­com to test whether or not there is enough inter­est to jus­ti­fy a sequel.