Dragon’s Crown Newest Trailer Released, Pre-order Item Unveiled

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

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Dragon's Crown Logo

Atlus of Japan has recently released a a new trailer for Dragon’s Crown that showcases Vanillaware’s tools of trade, with the game’s stunning and beautifully drawn 2D sprites and animations in a bit of gameplay. At the same time, it also shows off never before seen characters… and a dancing mouse no less! (My, ain’t it cute)

Very short, but it does its job. And it certainly brings back the hype that was lost with the game having quite a string of no shows at trade conventions and the fear that it may have become vaporware. Thankfully, that isn’t the case.

Want more than a simple trailer? Well, they also announced that for those who purchase Dragon’s Crown early, you get a snazzy 64-page artbook along with your copy of the game. It will feature  illustrations from Vanillaware, of course, but also tribute art from Bengu, Akira Yasuda, and, one of my personal favorite artists, Kinu Nishimura. I really hope Atlus will do the same bonus offering for those in the West; fingers crossed!

Dragon’s Crown will be available in Japan on July 25th of this year, exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. No official western date has been announced so far.


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  • icedearthaholic

    Looks pretty badass, here’s hoping that it eventually makes it overseas, eh?

    • Auragar

      It is is already confirmed for thew west. The pre-order bonus however… has not.

    • icedearthaholic

      Niiiiiiice! The gameplay kinda reminds me of Tower of Doom and Chronicles of Mystaria. Considering both of those are coming to PSN, XBLA, and Wii U e-Shop? Looks like the classic side-scrolling brawler is being revived.

  • If the art book is offered for pre-ordering the game that’s just what i’ll do. I’ll get a Vita at some point later.

  • John Ellis

    I hope this comes to Europe, dammit Atlus why no European division

  • Best graphics ever

    Vanillaware has been sinking a shocking amount of time and money into this game. I hope it delivers, for their sake.