Mar 25, 2013

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Dragon’s Crown Arriving Summer 2013

Dragon’s Crown Arriving Summer 2013

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The long-awaited 2D hack-and-slash action title from Vanillaware, Dragon’s Crown, has been announced for a Summer release. ATLUS also released some spiffy looking screenshots that should tide players over as they wait for Dragon’s Crown.

In a style that sets Vanillaware apart from other companies, Dragon’s Crown allows players to loot, cleave, bludgeon, and shoot as one of six powerful characters. Each have their own unique abilities as listed below:

  • 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

Players will traverse intricate dungeons in the mystical kingdom of Hydeland. The further they delve into the treacherous areas, the more of a part that the non-playable characters will play in giving out quests and tasks. We also have a list highlighting the gameplay features of Dragon’s Crown here:

  • 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 is exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Prices are set at $49.99 for the PlayStation 3 version and $39.99 for the PlayStation Vita. You can pre-order the title from major retailers.

[Source: ATLUS]