Game details

Game:
Dragon's Crown
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
RPG
Release Date (US):
August 6th, 2013
Release Date (UK):
August 7th, 2013
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Vanillaware
Publisher:
ATLUS
Rating:
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also coming to PS Vita.

About Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown thrusts you into a fantastical medieval world packed with labyrinthine dungeons to explore, vile monstrosities to smite, and nearly endless online adventure. Your mission is to dive into the dank underworld, uncovering treasure and strengthening your mettle as you unlock the secret behind the ancient dragon threatening the world.

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Summary

Atlus and Vanillaware make a strong case for the greatest tag team in modern gaming. Dragon's Crown is a brilliant reimagining of a classic genre that wields the depth of an RPG while keeping core elements intact.

We like

  • Stunningly beautiful artwork
  • An original take on the classic 'score' system
  • Depth not seen in a beat-'em-up ever before

We dislike

  • A soundtrack lacking in appropriate epicness
  • The slow build-up for all game elements to unlock

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What does a 15-year wait give you? A blast from the '90s past as Atlus and Vanillaware bring you the beat-'em-up that tries to end all beat-'em-ups. Get ready to delve into a controversially artistic world that mixes Dungeons & Dragons with Final Fight, from the creators of GrimGrimoire and Odin Sphere. Welcome to the world of Dragon’s Crown, adventurer. Pull up a seat and listen to a tale of grand adventure as you ...

Dragon's Crown News

  • Dragon's Crown free update adds new difficulty, randomized dungeon

    Atlus PR Manager, John Hardin, detailed a new free patch for Dragon’s Crown on the PlayStation Blog that adds a new “Ultimate” difficulty which includes a randomly generated dungeon. Developer Vanillaware wasn't content with just adding cross-play, improving game balance, and twea...

  • Dragon's Crown will get Cross-Play in North America 'very soon'

    Atlus and Vanillaware's RPG-brawler Dragon's Crown will get a Cross-Play patch "very soon," said Atlus in an email update to Atlus Faithful. Until now, the game's stellar cooperative component was only available to players on the same platform, whether PS3 or PS Vita. In an update release...

  • Dragon's Crown dated for Europe, but will its controversial art style attract yet more criticism across the pond?

    NIS America has super-glued an October 11 release date to the European conversion of Dragon’s Crown. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita beat-‘em-up/RPG is currently in development at Odin Sphere and Vanillaware, and is directed by Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom’s Geor...

  • Dragon's Crown originally meant for Sega Dreamcast

    The PlayStation exclusive Dragon’s Crown was not always intended for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. According to Siliconera, Vanillaware president George Makitani first thought of the game’s concept over a decade ago, originally planning for it to be released on the Sega Drea...

  • Dragon's Crown gets fantasy-filled new trailer

    Atlus has conjured up a new gameplay-centric Dragon’s Crown trailer for you to feast your eyes on. Check it out below. Dragon’s Crown is currently in development at Vanillaware and takes the form of a fantasy-inspired 2D actioner. Featuring RPG-driven gameplay fused with frantic ...

  • Dragon's Crown cover art plays it safe after sexualization controversy

    A couple weeks ago, Kotaku writer Jason Schreier took Dragon's Crown artist George Kamitani to task over the well-endowed attributes of the Sorceress character in the trailer below. We don't need to be any more descriptive than that. I mean, just watch the video. Kamitani responded with some Fa...

  • Dragon's Crown bringing Norse-fuelled action to PS3, PS Vita in August

    Dragon’s Crown will be gracing PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on August 6, ATLUS has announced. Originally announced at E3 2011, Dragon’s Crown is currently in development at Vanillaware, and takes the form of a fantasy-inspired 2D brawler. Gamers will have six character classes t...

  • Dragon's Crown now published by Atlus

    The role-playing game announced at E3 from Vanillaware is now being published by Atlus, according to the PlayStation Blog. Atlus has a strong history of titles, including the Persona games. Among this news is a statement about the previously released price point of $29.99. "It’s still wa...

  • E3 2011: Dragon Crown announced, coming to Vita, PS3

    During Sony's Vita demo video (available now on the PS Store) a game titled Dragon Crown can be seen being demoed during the montage that also aired during Sony's press conference. The game showcased beautiful 2D sprites, in side scrolling combat gameplay. Vanillaware, developers of Odin Spher...

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