Crimson Dragon
XBLA Kinect Title Crimson Dragon is Officially Official
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Previously known as Project Draco, the recently outed Crimson Dragon has since been officially confirmed by Microsoft with its new name, having been unveiled at an event in Akihabara, Tokyo where the game was also playable on Kinect.

An on-rails shooter from the creator of Panzer Dragoon, Yukio Futatsugi, you use Kinect to move your scaly steed through the clouds, using your left hand to shoot and your right hand to lock on, a bit like Child of Eden. You can also fill your Spirit Gauge and wave your hands to unleash a screen clearing smart bomb type thing.

You can also feed your dragon (coal, brimstone or something we're guessing) to unlock new skills, or attach weapons like cannons to it, in case firebreathing isn't quite enough firepower for ya. Crimson Dragon is out on the Xbox Live Arcade for Kinect later in the year.

[Via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by Laurence Barker
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 07:55:03 AM
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Cool screenshot! It's just a shame that I don't have kinect. :(

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Comment #2 by IceBlox
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 07:55:10 AM
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very interesting...

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Comment #3 by Ceejus
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 08:14:31 AM
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Panzer Dragoon was the shit back in the Saturn days.

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Comment #4 by MangledRex
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 08:46:59 AM
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The panzer dragoon fan in me is delighted!

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Comment #5 by DarthTrakd
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 08:51:09 AM
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you can keepchasing the dragon but you will never catch him, the whole point of the game....
(if you don't get the SP quote then keep on scrollin').

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Comment #6 by ghsbe
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 09:00:03 AM
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I just beat Blue Dragon 100%, I don't even want to see the word dragon again after that. "I'll never give up!"

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Comment #7 by Eoth
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 10:06:26 AM
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Not really what I wanted for a new Panzer Dragoon (title may be different but it's pretty much the same artstyle, world and gameplay. Except Kinect won't let you have half the control you had in the older Panzer Dragoon games (I mean accuracy I know they were on rail)

But really what I, and anyone who played it like me I think, wanted is Panzer Dragoon Saga. So it's a real shame it turned out to be an Kinect title. And yes I own one, but the thing is no more than a gimmick. I had hoped a game of one of my most beloved franchises would be a true game, not another (failed) showcase for the Kinect.

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Comment #8 by 10below
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 10:39:35 AM
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@Comment #7: Agree, but it's going to take a little initial experimentation before developers make Kinect games as awesome as we all imagine they can be. I was thinking similar thoughts when I played the Mass Effect 3 demo. Be patient. Hang in there. The potential that Kinect has is way more than just a gimmick, so the games will eventually come.

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Comment #9 by AgentOrange330
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 10:49:24 AM
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I was mildly interested until I read "a bit like Child of Eden". While entertaining that game was just too slow and inaccurate with Kinect to be any fun. Plus, forget getting the achievements in that mess. The Kinect is still about 10 years of development time before it actually works...

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Comment #10 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 11:37:42 AM
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@1 buy a kinect then :)

i was really lookin forward to this when it was first announced. now its an xbla game on rails too. now i went from, i want it. to a yeah who cares. i dont much care for rail games. child of eden was the exception. this i'll wait till it comes out. but it should have been an open world game with 16 dragons all fighting it out. now that would have been awesome! but as is, no thanks. i want starwars next on kinect. just bought zumba rush which is awesome! bet this will cost 1200pts too.

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Comment #11 by Kyanite
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 01:33:05 PM
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@ #9: You mean until you misunderstood that it's like Children of Eden. They're not saying that this game will be "too slow and inaccurate" like you think CoE was, they're saying that Crimson Dragon will have the same intentions. Besides, the article doesn't say it's EXACTLY like CoE, it says it's "a bit like" CoE. Oh well, people read one thing and assume another all the time.

OT: I absolutely loved the four Panzer Dragoon games released in North America, and while I don't yet have a Kinect, it will be nice to see a spiritual successor to the PD series come to the current generation of systems.

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Comment #12 by Pyrochaos
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 01:55:45 PM
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Gameplay vid. Looks pretty awesome.

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Comment #13 by Coruba
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 06:33:50 PM
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Hopefully it will have a controller UI as well. I like kinect for Sports games and the like, but I like to sit down and enjoy my shooters (with the possible exception of the Gunstringer).

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Comment #14 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 12:45:02 PM
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Meh, I only bought Kinect for fitness/dance games. I don't see myself buying "actual" games for it unless it's incorprated in small degree like ME3 or F4....

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Comment #15 by nothingface0
Thursday, March 01, 2012 @ 12:25:42 PM
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You can't judge the kinect by one game, that's like saying the 360 sucks because you played Enslaved. Some kinect games have bad control and accuracy and some are spot on and amazing. I can't wait to play this and with the amount of time they've been working on this game I'm sure they're going to make a quality game. I think anyone that's played Ginstringer will be really excited for a PD style game using Kinect.

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