Next week, Dragon's Dogma owners will be free to tackle the game once more through the new Hard Mode or Speedrun. And we do mean free, because the update, dubbed "A Trial for Adventures", will be released for free to both Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
In addition to the two modes, the update also adds some new unlockable gear. Hard Mode's unlockable sets include the Edmun Dragonsbane and Abyss outfits, while Speedrun unlocks Selene's and Barnaby's softer clothing. The latter two really don't look all that impressive, but if you've been eyeing those NPC costumes, now's your chance to grab them. At least they're free, unlike Mercedes' lovely armor.
Hard Mode, for those who don't remember, makes enemies more difficult but also grants better rewards. In Speedrun, players need to beat the game as quickly as possible while tackling time-based objectives. Next year, Capcom will be releasing a full expansion for Dragon's Dogma, which probably won't be free.