Dragon's Crown

PS3, PSVITA / Action / Release: Aug 6, 2013 / ESRB: RP

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Dragon's Crown cross-platform play now live

Dragon's Crown cross-platform play now live

When Atlus said that Cross-Play was coming soon to VanillaWare's hack 'n' slash Dragon's Crown, it really meant it. Only six days after its announcement, the publisher yesterday rolled out a patch adding cross-platform multiplayer between the PS3 and Vita editions.

Watch: A new trailer to celebrate the launch »

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Dragon's Crown will support PS3-Vita cross-play

Dragon's Crown will support PS3-Vita cross-play

When Atlus first revealed Dragon Crown's release date, the publisher said that cross-platform play simply wouldn't be possible. Thankfully developer VanillaWare seems to have overcome the technical hurdles to and is bringing Cross-Play between PS3 and Vita in a new patch, due soon.

Read more: Cross-save not yet confirmed

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Weekend Confirmed 176 - Shadowrun Returns, Bioshock Infinite

Weekend Confirmed 176 - Shadowrun Returns, Bioshock Infinite

This week's Weeeknd Confirmed opens with host Garnett Lee welcoming in "Indie" Jeff Mattas and Nikole Zivalich to briefly discuss Nintendo's recent financials and where the company goes from here. Discussion turns to Shadowrun Returns and Bioshock Infinite's newly-announced DLC offerings. And in the second hour, it's the return of the king. The newly-engaged Jeff Cannata returns from the land of kangaroos and wallabies to tell tales of his time in Australia and go right back to loving to love things. The four-person crew takes a quick look at the state of gaming journalism before sending you into the weekend with a new cornucopia of Finishing Moves.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 176 »

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Dragon's Crown narrator DLC free for first month

Dragon's Crown narrator DLC free for first month

Pre-order bonuses may be tantalising, but I'd hesitate to recommend laying down money for any game when we don't quite know whether it's actually any good. While Atlus is tempting Dragon's Crown pre-orders with an art book, it's also announced a bonus for people keen to play it but sensible enough to wait for reviews. For the first month after launch, a DLC pack with six new narrator voices from its six characters will be free to all and sundry.

Read more: Will otherwise cost $2 »

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Dragon's Crown artist explains exaggerated art style

Dragon's Crown artist explains exaggerated art style

Dragon's Crown recently announced a release date of August 6, and along with it came a new trailer. But the video reignited a simmering undercurrent of talk about the character art, and in particular the way it portrays its female characters. It's come to a boil, to the point that artist George Kamitani has opened up about the art direction.

Read more: 'I apologize to those who were made uncomfortable' »

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Dragon's Crown coming to PS3 and Vita August 6

Dragon's Crown coming to PS3 and Vita August 6

Dragon's Crown is coming on August 6, publisher Atlus and developer Vanillaware announced today. The four-player co-op game will be coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita simultaneously, both equipped to show off Vanillaware's signature 2D art style.

Watch: The gameplay trailer »

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Dragon's Crown cutting into PS3 and Vita this summer

Dragon's Crown cutting into PS3 and Vita this summer

Dragon's Crown was announced alongside the PlayStation Vita at E3 2011 but while Sony's handheld came out long ago, the hand-drawn beat 'em up from Odin Sphere dev Vanillaware has been notably absent. Not for much longer. It'll arrive on PlayStation 3 and Vita this summer, publisher Atlus announced today--a wee bit later than the original launch window of spring 2012.

Watch: Gorgeous hand-drawn side-on action »

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Dragon's Crown delayed to 2013, published by Atlus

Dragon's Crown delayed to 2013, published by Atlus

Developer Vanillaware has secured a new publisher for its multiplayer action-RPG, Dragon's Crown. Formerly in the hands of troubled publisher UTV Ignition, the rights have now transferred to Atlus.

In Dragon's Crown, up to four players can choose from a selection of six different characters who explore labyrinths for treasure, ultimately seeking the coveted Dragon's Crown. Although publishing rights are now secured, folks are going to have to wait a bit longer than initially expected before they'll be able to get their hands on the game.

Read more: Pushed to 2013 »

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PlayStation Vita games lineup post-E3

PlayStation Vita games lineup post-E3

Sony's next handheld, previously codenamed the NGP, was revealed as the PlayStation Vita during this E3 week. A heap more games for the system have also been revealed, so we've compiled a handy list of what we know so far.

Click the game names for screens and trailers, if we have them. I've spent the past forever adding heaps of screens and games to our database, so you had flipping well better enjoy them. Read more »

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Odin Sphere dev's Dragon's Crown announced for Vita, PS3

Odin Sphere dev's Dragon's Crown announced for Vita, PS3

Vanillaware, maker of the gorgeous Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Odin Sphere, is developing a new hand-drawn game for release on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 in spring 2012, publisher UTV Ignition Games has announced at E3.

Supporting four-player online co-op, Dragon's Crown is a fantasy romp with dungeons to ransack and the end goal of stopping a dragon threatening the world. Possibly looting its crown, too. Six "wildly different classes" with "a vast array of character customization features" are promised. Read more »

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