Vanillaware “Exploring” PC Releases for Their Games

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

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"All right...let's figure out how to access this 'Steam" portal..."

“All right…let’s figure out how to access this ‘Steam’ portal…”

According to a recent report, Vanillaware is now in the works to release some of their titles on PC, possibly via Steam. VanillaWare president George Kamitani’s recently responded to a fan’s inquiry on his personal Facebook page on bringing their properties to the Steam platform, saying that they are “currently exploring a solution for a pc version.”

Vanillaware is responsible for the action RPGs Dragon’s Crown, which saw a release on PlayStation 3 and Vita in 2013, Muramasa: The Demon Blade which saw a 2009 Wii release and was ported to the Vita as Muramasa Rebirth in 2013, and Odin Sphere, which came out on the PlayStation 2 in 2007. Their games are notable for having lush two-dimensional worlds with gorgeous details and very stylized, unique character designs (see above). Though they’ve stuck mostly to 2D action RPGs, they company has also dabbled in the RTS (GrimGrimoire) and turn-based RPG (Grand Knights History) genres. A high-definition remake of Odin Sphere, subtitled Leifthrasir, is bound for PS4, PS3, and Vita in Japan in 2016, and if they can find a way to port it, the PC seems to be a very worthy place for that version.

What do you guys think of this tidbit of news? Excited to potentially play some Vanillaware titles through Steam? Sound off in the comments below!


About Alexander Jones

Alexander Jones is a 24 year-old with a BA in History and has been gaming as far back as he can remember. Growing up, he was raised strictly on Nintendo consoles, but this fueled a passion for Japanese gaming and design. Though he does still have a soft spot for Nintendo, he has grown to love any developer and console with fun, enjoyable games. Some of his favorite games of all time include Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy XIII, Chrono Trigger, and Katawa Shoujo.