Dragon's Crown Is Finally Coming Summer 2013

After delays and a change of publishing hands, ATLUS has announced that Dragon’s Crown, the long awaited 2-D hack and slash, beat ’em up action game, will be coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita this Summer.
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Groups of adventurers will be challenged in the labyrinthine dungeons surrounding the medieval fantasy kingdom of Hydeland. As they explore deeper into the dungeons, non-player characters such as Samuel the Adventurer’s Guild leader and Lucain, the wizard come in to play with quests and tasks, which slowly unravel the story behind the ultimate treasure, the Dragon’s Crown.

Developed by Vanillaware, Dragon’s Crown features four player co-op with player character choice of six powerful adventurers with  unique abilities in order to traverse the world of Hydeland. The character classes are as follows:

  • 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

Dragon’s Crown gameplay features:

  • 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 will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 ($49.99) and PlayStation Vita ($39.99) and is set to be released this summer.

 

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