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Dragon’s Crown Available Now

/ Aug 6th, 2013 No Comments

Dragon's Crown

[adsense250itp]Dragon’s Crown is available now exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

Developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus, Dragon’s Crown is a highly anticipated brawler/action adventure with the distinct art style of George Kamitani. Many will recognize Kamitani’s style from his previous games, Odin Sphere for the PlayStation 2 and Muramasa: The Demon Blade for the Wii. Conceived of nearly thirteen years ago and originally intended for the Sega Dreamcast, the title marks Vanillaware’s first HD game.

In Dragon’s Crown, players take on the role of one of six playable characters. The player is on a quest to prevent an evil group from obtaining the Dragon’s Crown, a powerful artifact that has the potential to unleash destruction upon the world of Hydeland. The six playable characters – Fighter, Dwarf, Amazon, Elf, Wizard and Sorceress – have unique moves and powers that will fit multiple play styles.

Though it is inspired by classic beat ’em ups, Dragon’s Crown includes many elements from modern RPGs and action adventure games. While taking down waves of enemies in beautifully animated environments, players can acquire better loot and equipment while leveling up and gaining new skills for their character.

Dragon's Crown

Dragon’s Crown

Co-op is a very important element to the game. Featuring online and local co-op, the PS3 version allows up to four players to fight together in combat. The Vita version features online, along with a few touch controls as well. Though both versions are practically identical, they do not feature Sony’s Cross Buy or Cross Play. Cross Saving is available, however, allowing players to upload and download saves across each platform.

Prior to release, Dragon’s Crown was the subject of controversy due to its art style along with its exaggerated depictions of female characters. Despite the controversy it has received high praise from many outlets, including Gaming Illustrated’s review which rated the game with a 90 percent out of a possible 100.

Players who pre-ordered Dragon’s Crown received a limited edition 64 page art book featuring illustrations from creator George Kamitani along with other Japanese video game artists.


Ben Sheene

Ben Sheene

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ben is from Kentucky where he originally began playing games (an activity he still continues to this day). With a love for writing he graduated from Centre College with a BA in English. He recently moved to California to pursue whatever future endeavors were there. A passion for music, gaming, blogging, and existing keeps him up at night and crafts him into the person he is today.
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