Announced on the Playstation Blog, Atlus announced they will be publishing the PS3/ Vita exclusive game Dragon’s Crown in the U.S. and Japan. The game is a 2D multiplayer action RPG that sorta reminds one of Golden Axe. This change in publishing is not all good as the game’s release has been pushed back and the price of the game will most likely be increasing.
The game is being developed by Vanillaware (Odin Sphere, Muramasa: The Demons Blade) and was initially to be published by Ignition for a 2012 release date. In this new announcement, Atlus simply says, “It’s still way too early in development to be talking about specifics, but we can say that the game simply cannot retail for $29.99. We don’t know where that price point came from, but it is a logistical impossibility.” They also pushed the date back to a 2013 release date but left it open after that.
In addition to delaying the release of the game, Atlus has sent in a team to work on the game with Vanillaware. Some of the artwork for the game seems to be changing also, in particular the Sorceress and the Amazon for quite obvious reasons. On the Dragon’s Crown website, the characters section on the official site has photos for all the characters except for those two in particular hinting they are going to be covering these two characters up a bit.
Dragon’s Crown is to come out on the PS Vita and the PS3 and save games should be able to be swapped between the two games. The Vita version is also supposed to feature the same graphics as the PS3 version but feature touchscreen item management.
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