After a few months of silence, some new details about Dragon’s Crown are emerging and they are indeed good ones: Vanillaware has finally announced a Japanese release date and a Gamestop listing uncovered by IGN has revealed that the North American release may not be too far from the Japanese one.
Dragon’s Crown was originally unveiled last year: the game is currently being developed by George Kamitani and Vanillaware, mostly known for other great sidescrolling 2D games like Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Odin’s Sphere. While these two games are a single player experience with some light role-playing games element, Dragon’s Crown’s gameplay experience is mostly focused on co-op multiplayer.
Players will be able to choose their own class with its strength and weaknesses and try to conquer stages full of dangers and monsters. The game will truly be a joy to play, especially if you love 2D graphics.
Dragon’s Crown will be officially released in Japan on July 25 for Ps3 and PsVita. Some magazine scans have also revealed the price, 8190 yen, but it’s not yet clear if that’s the price for both versions.
The North American release of the game should come on August 6 for 39.99, according to a Gamestop listing uncovered by IGN: the same listing also reveals the release dates of Muramasa Rebirth, coming on June 26 and Ys: Memories Of Celceta, coming on September 25.