A demo for Panzer Dragoon spiritual successor Crimson Dragon somehow made it on to the Japanese Xbox Live Marketplace and before being removed, YouTube user Draikin1 managed to download it and record a playthrough, viewable above. This slice of gameplay isn't exactly new, having been reportedly playable at PAX East 2012, but its inadvertent release is curious.
I had completely forgotten Crimson Dragon hadn't come out yet. At this point, it could either be one of the last "core" Kinect games or one of the first motion-controlled titles for the next Microsoft console -- either option seems plausible to me. While I don't see a game like this achieving mainstream success as is, it could probably perform well enough given that it was an Xbox Live Arcade title, last we heard. A decent-looking one, at that.
|4:45 PM on 03.13.2013|
Look alive boys, Crimson Dragon is not dead
Remember that game? You know, that Xbox Live Arcade Kinect shooter that looks like Panzer Dragoon being made by many of the guys from Panzer Dragoon. It looked to be one of if not the most impressive Kinect game to date, unti...more
|4:30 PM on 06.11.2012|
Crimson Dragon has been delayed
Crimson Dragon, the Kinect-only spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon series, will no longer be dropping on June 13th, as it has been officially delayed by Microsoft today (at the last minute I might add!). Of course, all...more
|11:15 AM on 05.25.2012|
Crimson Dragon trailer is showing me Panzer Dragoon
Woah and woah. First woah: this new Crimson Dragon (the new name for that Project Draco game) trailer gave me goosebumps. It brought back all the feelings I got from the Panzer Dragoon titles with its music and visuals. With...more
|6:30 PM on 02.27.2012|
'Project Draco' officially dubbed 'Crimson Dragon'
At 2010's Tokyo Game Show, we were shown the first glimpse of "Project Draco," a Kinect-based title from Panzer Dragoon director Yukio Futatsugi. Today, from an event celebrating ten years of Xbox held in Akihabara,...more
|9:30 PM on 05.21.2013|
A bear will stare at you in 3D
How is the Xbox One going to sell in Japan? If the new console's version of Kinect is anything like the current version of the peripheral, then probably not too good. Not to sound racist, but Japanese living rooms aren't know...more
|9:00 PM on 05.20.2013|
You’ve (probably) already turned Japanese
[In light of recent criticisms, Dtoid community blogger Voltech took it upon himself to defend Japan's games and culture, and argues that they aren't so different from the West's. Want to see your own words appear on the fron...more
|11:45 AM on 05.17.2013|
Yakuza 1 & 2 HD announced for Wii U ... in Japan
With all of the Nintendo Direct news to have come out this morning, it's been a busy day for Sega. ("Sega Direct," indeed.) One of the more interesting games shown off is, regrettably, exclusive to Japan. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD...more