Crimson Dragon
E3 2013: Panzer Dragoon Saga Creator Wants to Make a Crimson Dragon RPG
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Yukio Futatsugi is hoping that Crimson Dragon will be such a success on Xbox One that he can develop the game into an RPG series.

Futatsugi is best known for his work on the Panzer Dragoon games. He directed the first title as well as the critically-acclaimed Panzer Dragoon Saga for SEGA Saturn.

The original Panzer Dragoon was an on-rails shooter, while Panzer Dragoon Saga was an RPG. Futatsugi is hoping that Crimson Dragon will follow a similar trajectory.

Although Futatsugi and his team at Grounding Inc are deep in development on Crimson Dragon, the game has been created in such a way that it could be evolved into a role-playing title, the director told Joystiq at E3.

He’s got the team for it too, including the programming and art leads, as well as the sound team, that worked on Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta.

Crimson Dragon was first revealed back in 2010, as Project Draco, an on-rails Kinect-powered Xbox Live Arcade game. However, it never arrived on XBLA and instead popped up at E3 last week as an Xbox One exclusive.

And not only has the platform changed, the control method has too. Crimson Dragon will now be played primarily with a controller, not with Kinect. You can see the game’s re-announcement trailer below.


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Comment #1 by Nomisath
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 11:49:36 AM
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I loved the Panzer Dragoon saga, and hope Crismon Dragon will be as good.
And for an rpg version later, that would be great! :)

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Comment #2 by Kite87
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 12:04:37 PM
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I love panzer station, but honestly I can't see this game doing well on the Xbox one. This is a very Japanese game and Japanese style games don't seem to sell very well on xbox's

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Comment #3 by Kite87
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 12:05:50 PM
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I meant panzer dragoon dumb phone..

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Comment #4 by blleiffer
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 12:30:48 PM
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He switched from Kinect becuase he realized Kinect titles are destined to fail.

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Comment #5 by Baihu1983
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 01:29:35 PM
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No because enough people asked for controller support and now we get both ;)

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Comment #6 by Craphex
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 01:43:01 PM
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I'm up for this, love Crimson Dragon on the Windows Phone.

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Comment #7 by segagamer
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 04:17:13 PM
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I *really* hope this game sells well enough for him to make an RPG out of it.
Damnit man, why are so many people hating the digital distribution method...? I wouldn't have worried about it then.

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Comment #8 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:16:23 PM
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Will buy

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Comment #9 by Minarvia
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 09:54:01 PM
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I hope that this game dose well, but I have funny feelings that it won't, one: it a Japanese type of game and they have a history of not doing well on that system and two the Xbox One isn't going to sell well.

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Comment #10 by Tobi
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 10:07:23 PM
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I'd wish for a new Legend of Dragoon game (I know it's not related), but it'd be destined to come out on the PS3/4.

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Comment #11 by singhellotaku617
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 03:17:40 AM
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Looks awesome, but if its Xbox One exclusive its doomed from the start.

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US November 22, 2013
Europe November 22, 2013

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