By Andy Na / April 22nd, 2013
Dragon Fantasy Book I, a retro-style indie-RPG that arrived on Playstation Network last week, is hinted at having a multiplatform release after an ESRB listing showing the Nintendo 3DS and Xbox 360 alongside PlayStation 3 and Vita appeared. This version of Dragon Fantasy is an updated port of the original game that was made for iOS, PC, and Mac.
The ESRB does have a knack for announcing things at a moment’s notice, and people should be cautious for later announcements, but if this is true, then more fans of indie-games and classic-style RPGs will have something to look forward to, as Dragon Fantasy looks like a hilarious experience. Should there be a possibility in the future, its sequel Dragon Fantasy Book II may also see a multiplat release.
Dragon Fantasy Book I, according to the ESRB, is rated E10+ for Violent References and Mild Language. For those not familiar with Dragon Fantasy, here is a trailer:
This game is having too much fun with itself. Dragon Fantasy appears to take an incredibly odd approach by infusing SNES-era Final Fantasy graphics with Dragon Quest‘s first-person battle system, along with poking fun at narrative clichés found in RPGs, and having ridiculous-looking enemies with silly names. If anything, this game is taking a lot of note from humorous translations found in English-localized JRPGs from the past that made those games so funny.
Dragon Fantasy Book I is currently available on PlayStation Network for PS3 and Vita, and the sequel is slated to release later this year. Steve Baltimore from our staff is reviewing this game, so look forward to his article coming soon!
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