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Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown has never been cheaper on PS3 and Vita

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Dragon's Crown, PS Vita games, PS3 games

Dragon's Crown has never been cheaper on PS3 and Vita

Towards the end of a console generation, it's all too easy for the odd classic to go by unnoticed by the masses as the shiny next-gen flash their wares. So, we'll forgive you if you missed out on Dragon's Crown first time around. There's an excellent pair of deals on PSN right now though for the PS3 and PS Vita versions.

Dragon's Crown is the sort of game you've been waiting for since the Mega Drive. A compelling side-scrolling fantasy beat em' up, that works in multiplayer or solo and can be played for hours on end thanks to the RPG components and never-ending loot. Be sure to check out our full review which goes into detail about the differences between the console and handheld versions.

Dragon's Crown - the best action RPG you've never played from £16.75

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action RPGs, Dragon's Crown, PS Vita games, PS3 games

Dragon's Crown - the best action RPG you've never played from £16.75

Towards the end of a console generation, it's all too easy for the odd classic to go by unnoticed by the masses as the shiny next-gen flash their wares. So, we'll forgive you if you missed out on Dragon's Crown first time around. We've dug out a few cheap deals as the price has come down recently.

Dragon's Crown is the sort of game you've been waiting for since the Mega Drive. A compelling side-scrolling fantasy beat em' up, that works in multiplayer or solo and can be played for hours on end thanks to the RPG components and never-ending loot. Be sure to check out our full review which goes into detail about the differences between the console and handheld versions.

Snap up Dragon's Crown on PS Vita for only £19.99 at GAME

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action RPGs, Beat ‘em ups, Capcom, Dragon's Crown, PS Vita games, RPGs
Snap up Dragon's Crown on PS Vita for only £19.99 at GAME

Dragon's Crown | GAME | £19.99
Price ComparisonReview

We've been waiting for a price drop on Dragon's Crown to take it below the £20 mark as it's been holding its value rather impressively, and now GAME have delivered. We'd go so far as to say that the PS Vita version is probably a bit better than the PS3 equivalent that to the immediacy of the touchscreen and, if you have an original console, that OLED magnificence. Brendan had a blast with this surprisingly deep action RPG, and you should definitely give his review a read.

Thanks to PIMPed at HotUkDeals.

Game of the Month | October 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Dragon's Crown, Game of the Month, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Stanley Parable, The Wolf Among Us

Game of the Month | October 2013

October turned out to be a fairly close-run thing, but not featuring the games that we were expecting, to be honest. Had we been predicting this month's top three back over the summer, the likes of Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls and WB Montreal's Batman: Arkham Origins might have found their way into the mix. Both, however, fell well short of the mark.

But to cast October as a disappointing month would be unfair. On the contrary, we've had a smashing new Pokemon game; Nintendo overhauled one of their most divisive Zelda titles and turned it into a model of modern perfection; Ubisoft listened to their critics and delivered a stonkingly good game in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag; and then you have WWE 2K14, Dragon's Crown, The Wolf Among Us, and Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies.

It's been a damn fine month.

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Dragon’s Crown Review | Loot, Glorious Loot!

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Action RPGs, Atlus, Beat 'em ups, Dragon's Crown, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Vanillaware

Dragon’s Crown Review | Loot, Glorious Loot!

Platforms: PS3 (reviewed) | PS Vita (tested)

Developer: Vanillaware

Publisher: Atlus

Dragon’s Crown is a fond throwback to classic side-scrolling beat ‘em ups like Streets of Rage, or more specifically, Golden Axe (you can totally ride dragons!). Stages involve going from left to right with a four-strong group consisting of knights, amazons, dwarves, elves, wizards or sorceresses. There's a boss with a health bar as wide as your TV at the end of each one too, with one of them being a clever nod to a certain Monty Python film. Sold yet?

You’re spoilt for choice, with six different character types to choose from. They’re ranked from beginner to expert, but to be honest you’ll be fine going with whichever takes your fancy from the start and you're allowed to have a few on the go at once.

There's been quite a bit of mild outcry (let's face it, it hasn't really been an uproar) over the female character design. And we can see why, those boobs are ridiculous and every time we see a female character in a story scene, they seem to be either borderline naked or lying in a ridiculously suggestive position.

Dragon’s Crown Review | Loot, Glorious Loot!

Call it homage to classic art styles, call it immature character artists or call it pandering to a predominantly male audience. It's blatantly a case of all of the above. But does it deter from the gameplay? No. It's frequently so over the top it becomes quite amusing in a 'what were they thinking' or ‘why does that mermaid have a bum?' sort of way. You'll have seen worse in most pop music videos to be honest too. If anything, the muscular dwarve’s shorts concern us the most anyway.

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Dragon's Crown Getting Cross-Play Patch Soon

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Dragon's Crown, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Vanillaware

Dragon's Crown Getting Cross-Play Patch Soon

What started as bad news has now turned into good news for the mighty RPG beat 'em up, Dragon's Crown. The game's PR team recently reached out to let us know that there was a printing error on the back of the European/Australian boxes for the Vita version, indicating the game supported cross-play (instead of cross-save) functionality with the PS3.

Don't feel bad for long though, as the devs have seen fit to finally start working on a patch for cross-play support so Vita and PS3 gamers can play together. Japan and America will be getting the update first as the game has been out in those territories longer than the EU, but we expect we'll be getting it soon too.

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Dragon's Crown Coming To Europe On October 11th

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Brawler, Dragon's Crown, NIS America Europe, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Vanillaware

Dragon's Crown Coming To Europe On October 11th

Vanillaware-developed brawler Dragon's Crown is coming to Europe in two months' time, NIS America confirms today. The gorgeous PS3 and Vita exclusive met with massive critical success when it released earlier last month, despite obnoxious fans crushing the few critics who dared to speak out against its somewhat controversial art design and portrayal of female characters. Gameplay is utterly exquisite by all accounts.

Well, we'll find out on October 11th. An exclusive art book will serve as a pre-order bonus from participating retailers.

Dragon's Crown Confirmed For Europe

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Dragon's Crown, Hack & Slash, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Vanillaware

Dragon's Crown Confirmed For Europe

After months of uncertainty, PS3 and PSP brawler Dragon's Crown has finally been confirmed for a European release courtesy of NIS America Europe.

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New Dragon's Crown E3 Trailer

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Atlus, Dragon's Crown, E3 2013, Vanillaware

New Dragon's Crown E3 Trailer

The brand new E3 Dragon's Crown trailer gives us a look at various aspects of the game, instead of just action and boobs (also included). There's treasure collecting, XP spending, multiplayer footage and a bloody massive Smaug-style dragon.

The hand-drawn art-style ticks all our retro-fanboy boxes by staying 2D, but looking new at the same time. Coming from Vanillaware, the dev team behind Muramasa, we've got high hopes for the Vita/PS3 game. We're still waiting for an EU release date, but American gamers can expect the game August 6th. Enjoy the video after the break.

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Wizard and Amazon Trailers For Dragon's Crown

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Action RPGs, Beat 'em ups, Dragon's Crown, PS Vita games, PS3 games

Wizard and Amazon Trailers For Dragon's Crown

Here's the latest batch of character gameplay videos for the upcoming side-scrolling beat em' up / action RPG hybrid, Dragon's Crown, for the PS3 and Vita. The Amazon warrior makes the previously-revealed top-heavy Sorceress look like a nun, with an outfit seemingly made of string. Questionable art direction aside, the game is looking like an old-school riot to play.

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Vita Livestream Trailer Blowout | God Eater 2, Soul Sacrifice

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Dragon's Crown, God Eater 2, PS Vita games, Sony, Soul Sacrifice, Toukiden

Vita Livestream Trailer Blowout | God Eater 2, Soul Sacrifice

The sneaky bods at Sony delivered a livestream this morning for Japanese audiences, peppered with info on some upcoming games for the platform, not to mention a few trailers, news of a price cut, and some teasingly brief shots of Final Fantasy X for the handheld.

Anyway, we've rounded up the trailers for you into a convenient one stop roster that includes God Eater 2 and Keiji Inafune's upcoming title, Soul Sacrifice.

We've rounded up some highlights, click here to see the lot >>