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#1 chimpmeister

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:48 AM

Dragon's Crown is being developed by Vanillaware (to be published by Atlus) and is due out for the Vita and PS3 August 6, 2013. It's a 2D arcade/action/rpg in the style of King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, Shadows Over Mystara, and Princess Crown. It is art directed by one of the same people who worked on the fantastic Princess Crown for the Sega Saturn.

Official website: http://www.atlus.com/dragonscrown/

PREORDER BONUS

Preorders for Dragon's Crown from many retailers will include a 64 page artbook titled "Dragon's Crown Artworks". Official retailers listed on the Atlus website include Amazon, Newegg, FRYS, VGP, Gamestop, EB Games, Target, Wal Mart, and Best Buy. Here is information from the Atlus website about this preorder bonus:
 

 

Available for a limited time and only for preorders, "Dragon's Crown Artworks," the soft-cover art book, will be 64 pages of full-color drawings from Dragon's Crown. These include intricate drawings of characters in the game, lush environment backgrounds, and descriptions from George Kamitani, the creative mind behind Dragon's Crown. Also included in the art book will be commissioned illustrations of the Dragon's Crown universe from three prominent Japanese video game artists, Akira Yasuda (Akiriman), Kinu Nishimura, and Gouda Cheese (BENGUS). Sure to become a collectible, "Dragon's Crown Artworks" is available only while supplies last.

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Very positive preview article on IGN dated 5/7/13:

http://www.ign.com/a...nd-ps3-deserves

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Zv_dlY97RkA

Here's a youtube vid:

http://www.youtube.c...AEA78172414CEDB

And the Wiki article about it:

Dragon's Crown Wiki

Preorder links:

Amazon (artbook is listed as a preorder bonus on website):

PS3 (49.96)
Vita (39.96)

Newegg:

PS3 (49.99)
Vita (39.99)

Best Buy:

PS3 (49.99)
Vita (39.99)

Gamestop (artbook is listed as a preorder bonus on website):

PS3 (49.99)
Vita (39.99)

Wal Mart (artbook is listed as a preorder bonus on website):

PS3 (49.96)
Vita (39.96)

Target:

PS3 (49.99)
Vita (39.99)

If you've played games like King of Dragons, Knights of the Round, and Shadows of Mystara (all Capcom arcade titles), and liked any of those, you might like Dragon's Crown.

Credit for original Dragon's Crown threads, please check these for other information and discussions! See links for these threads below:

8bitArtist: http://www.cheapassg......agon's crown

Kenshindono: http://www.cheapassg......agon's Crown

TheGreatWang: http://www.cheapassg......agon's Crown


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#2 lolwhat

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:31 PM

Only $29.99 and on PS3? I'll definitely be getting this. Huuuge fan of Muramasa on Wii, though this doesn't look quite as slick in terms of combat.

#3 handsomepete

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

New trailer:


Also, sadly Amazon bumped their price up to 49.99 for the PS3 version and 39.99 for the Vita version. Anyone that was sharp enough to jump on it early should be quite pleased indeed.

#4 chimpmeister

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:43 PM

New trailer:


Also, sadly Amazon bumped their price up to 49.99 for the PS3 version and 39.99 for the Vita version. Anyone that was sharp enough to jump on it early should be quite pleased indeed.


Thanks for the update! Sadly jumping in early didn't help, Amazon cancelled both of my preorders!

I'll still buy both versions, but not until they're discounted. At least the game is still coming out!

#5 chimpmeister

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:47 PM

Only $29.99 and on PS3? I'll definitely be getting this. Huuuge fan of Muramasa on Wii, though this doesn't look quite as slick in terms of combat.


Did you hear about Muramasa Rebirth for Vita? Coming out June 25:

http://www.amazon.co...wl_mb_hu_m_2_dp

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

Definitely will pick this up on the Vita. $30 is a good entry price point.

#7 chimpmeister

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

Definitely will pick this up on the Vita. $30 is a good entry price point.


It's $40 for Vita and $50 for PS3, sorry I just edited the thread title and original post to reflect this. When it was first announced in late 2011 Amazon had links up for $30 for both versions, but they later took those down and cancelled my two preorders. You might be able to get these cheaper with a Newegg preorder discount though.

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#8 FatBoyInside

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:17 AM

Animation seems a bit stilted compared to Muramasa Rebirth ... is that part of the charm? I like the exaggerated character design, though. I hope you can somehow pause or slowdown the action because the screen seems really chaotic with 4 players.

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#9 Enuf

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:22 AM

Will surely get this for both but the issue with PS3 exclusives now is that they drop to $40 MSRP fast as hell unlike before when it took months to see a $10 price drop. I'll get it once it's $30 & just do a b2g1 or wait for the vita to hit clearance at my goto clearance BB. Usually nicje titels are on clearance in less than 3 months.

#10 Yanksfan

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

It's $40 for Vita and $50 for PS3, sorry I just edited the thread title and original post to reflect this. When it was first announced in late 2011 Amazon had links up for $30 for both versions, but they later took those down and cancelled my two preorders. You might be able to get these cheaper with a Newegg preorder discount though.


Yea, that sucks. I would have bought on launch @ $30, but once I play the waiting game on a price, I wait for $20 or under.

#11 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

Just got a press release from Atlus about the game:

Dragon's Crown, the long-awaited 2-D hack and slash, beat 'em up action game from Vanillaware and ATLUS will have players bludgeoning, cleaving, shooting and looting their way through intricate side-scrolling dungeons this summer. Dragon's Crown will be available for PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita systems, and feature up to four-person cooperative play for adventurers to band together and conquer monsters, titans, and dragons in search of the ultimate treasure. Available this summer from major retailers and PlayStation®Network, more details will be available on the game's official site at: http://www.atlus.com/dragonscrown/

Vanillaware, the company behind Odin Sphere and Muramasa: The Demon Blade, employs a 2-D visual flair and character design in Dragon's Crown that has become the studio's signature style. In Dragon's Crown, six powerful adventurers and their unique abilities are available for players to explore the fantastical world of Hydeland with:

  • The Fighter, who uses his armor and quick-hitting attacks to tank and destroy enemies
  • The Dwarf, who specializes in getting up close and personal with grapple attacks
  • The Amazon, who moves quickly and wields a giant axe to unleash massive damage
  • The Wizard, who blasts fire at single targets or in pillars to incinerate foes
  • The Elf, who uses her bow and agility to launch devastating volleys and escape danger
  • The Sorceress, who uses ice magic and summoned skeletons to control the battlefield

"Dragon's Crown is one of the most perfect games I've ever played," said Naoto Hiraoka, president and chief executive officer, Index Digital Media, Inc. "The amazing game design and artwork are among the best in any console generation, and the cooperative gameplay is highly addictive."

Groups of adventurers will be challenged in the labyrinthine dungeons surrounding the medieval fantasy kingdom of Hydeland. As they explore deeper into the dungeons, non-player characters such as Samuel the Adventurer's Guild leader and Lucain, the wizard come in to play with quests and tasks, which slowly unravel the story behind the ultimate treasure, the Dragon's Crown.

Dragon's Crown gameplay features:
  • Safety in numbers - It's not safe in the world of Hydeland, so it's best not to go it alone. Up to four players or AI compatriots can delve into dungeons simultaneously by using either the drop-in multiplayer on PlayStation 3 or via adhoc network on PlayStation Vita. Cross-platform play is not supported.
  • If it's not nailed down...- Expert thief NPC Rannie will join players on their adventures to pick locks, open treasure chests, reveal hidden passageways, and collect loot.
  • The skills to succeed - Massive skill tree options in Dragon's Crown allows for plenty of custom-tailoring, whether it's beefing up health or magic abilities or tweaking the abilities of the individual characters.

Dragon's Crown will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems for $49.99 and $39.99 respectively and is available for pre-orders now from major retailers. The game is expected to receive a T rating from the ESRB, but is not yet rated. More details about the game will be revealed in the future, with updates on the official Dragon's Crown website at: http://www.atlus.com/dragonscrown/


Don't blame Atlus for the shitty practices of the previous publisher, who announced prices that were completely unrealistic for them to release at. This PS Blog post about Atlus taking over publishing duties confirms that.


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#12 handsomepete

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

Don't blame Atlus for the shitty practices of the previous publisher, who announced prices that were completely unrealistic for them to release at. This PS Blog post about Atlus taking over publishing duties confirms that.


Agreed, but it would've been nice.

either the drop-in multiplayer on PlayStation 3 or via adhoc network on PlayStation Vita. Cross-platform play is not supported.


Double ouch.

#13 spatenfloot

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

So not cross buy?

#14 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

Not announced yet.


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#15 PimpLimp

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:11 PM

If anyone is interested, here's the English version of the trailer that handsomepete posted a couple of weeks ago:



#16 handsomepete

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:11 AM

Sorceress trailer - she looks like she has more variety than any other characters I've seen so far.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

I preordered the Vita copy ages ago at Best Buy with their B2G1 offer. I'll pick up the PS3 copy for $20 or less eventually.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

I'm all in the PS3 for its exclusives but 50 bucks for a 2d side scroller? Isn't xbox live selling those for 15-20 price range? Casstle crashers or any of its xbox live greatest hits have anything comparable to this?

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#19 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:03 PM

The release date has been announced:

Dragon's Crown, the 2-D action multiplayer beat 'em up from Vanillaware and ATLUS will officially arrive in North America on Aug. 6, 2013 as exclusives for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita systems. The game's official website is also now live. New screenshots from the game are available to download here.

Dragon's Crown will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems for $49.99 and $39.99 respectively and is available for pre-orders now from major retailers. The game is expected to receive a T rating from the ESRB, but is not yet rated. More details about the game will be revealed in the future, with updates on the official Dragon's Crown website at: http://www.atlus.com/dragonscrown/



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#20 chimpmeister

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

Great new article (preview) of Dragon's Crown on IGN:

http://www.ign.com/a...nd-ps3-deserves

Looks like I'll be getting both the PS3 and Vita versions when they release, this game is shaping up to be excellent! Now I just need to wait for Newegg to offer $10 off preorder promo codes so I can get these ordered.

#21 argyle

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

Current pricing has killed my enthusiasm for this game. I get that they have to make a profit, and that's fine, but I have my own budget to consider and I can't justify dropping this much on this game (especially since ideally I'd like to have both versions). So I'll be waiting for a price drop on this one.
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#22 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

Great new article (preview) of Dragon's Crown on IGN:

http://www.ign.com/a...nd-ps3-deserves

Looks like I'll be getting both the PS3 and Vita versions when they release, this game is shaping up to be excellent! Now I just need to wait for Newegg to offer $10 off preorder promo codes so I can get these ordered.

You might want to update the title of the PS3 version of this thread since its title is ancient.


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#23 chimpmeister

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:26 AM

You might want to update the title of the PS3 version of this thread since its title is ancient.


Ugh! Thanks for the tip, I fixed it up a bit. Sorry I forgot to update that thread! :cry:

#24 handsomepete

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

Hello, Amazon



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:46 AM

Hello, Amazon


Did not notice the link was for Youtube and clicked in a hurry thinking there was some crazy sale price on Amazon :D

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

This game looks incredible. and well endowed. gonna pre-order but will wait for confirmation of said booklet.
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#27 KingZ

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:43 PM

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#28 handsomepete

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

I'm planning on getting a 3 pack of Dragon's Crown Vita with my b2g1 gcu coupon and some rz certs (to negate the tax).  If anyone wants to go in on one of the extra 2 send me a PM, should be 28.50 shipped.  First come first served, preferably have some cag feedback. 



#29 Crunchewy

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

So this is essentially a beat 'em up - is that right? Or is there more to it than that? Also the outfits on the female characters are ludicrous. LOL.


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#30 chimpmeister

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:11 PM

I'm planning on getting a 3 pack of Dragon's Crown Vita with my b2g1 gcu coupon and some rz certs (to negate the tax).  If anyone wants to go in on one of the extra 2 send me a PM, should be 28.50 shipped.  First come first served, preferably have some cag feedback.

That's a very generous offer handsomepete! Are your BB copies coming with the artbook? I read that BB would be getting it, but they never updated their product page to show that.

If it comes with the artbook, and if no one else wants one, I'm in for one. I don't want to take one away from another CAG who might not have ordered one yet, but I could handle an extra Vita copy. Just PM me if you need to move one!





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