Capcom has revealed a variety of great news for fans of its Dragon's Dogma medieval fantasy role-playing game, as the company will release two new game modes for free until the end of the year, as well as a full-fledged expansion in 2013.
Dragon's Dogma came out in Spring and, while it resembled other medieval RPGs, like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or Dragon Age, it managed to draw in many players thanks to intense combat mechanics and the novel Pawn system.
Now, after confirming that Dragon's Dogma will be a successful franchise, Capcom has revealed that it plans to release two new game modes for free, as well as an actual expansion.
First up, after the release of the Easy mode earlier this year, Capcom will deploy a Speedrun mode, that rewards fast completion times, and a Hard mode, which toughens up the enemies.
"Speedrun mode challenges players to play through the game quickly and rewards them with in-game equipment for clearing certain time objectives," Capcom said.
"The other is the much-demanded Hard mode, coming just on the heels of the already-released Easy mode. Hard mode will make enemies more difficult to defeat, and will also offer equipment rewards for taking the challenge."
Besides these two new game modes, which will be released as free downloadable add-ons later this year, the Japanese company also confirmed that a full-fledged expansion would be released for the game, called Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen.
Unfortunately, no actual details are available about the add-on, except for the fact that it's going to be released sometime in 2013. Until then, fans can enjoy a few mysterious screenshots and a quick teaser trailer below.
Expect to hear more about Dragon's Dogma and its upcoming downloadable add-ons soon enough.