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Dragon's Crown  



Reviewed: 9.5/10: Superb
( ps3 version reviewed )





2:45 PM on 03.05.2014

New Dragon's Crown figure turns the Amazon into a pole dancer

There's a new Dragon's Crown Amazon figure coming courtesy of Empty and it's some how more fan service-y than the Sorceress. She's straight up pole dancing on her axe for no reason. You can find more shots here. It's better t...

Steven Hansen




3:30 PM on 12.20.2013

Dragon's Crown updated with new difficulty and content

Have you run out of things to hit in Dragon's Crown? Perhaps it's time to go back, as ATLUS has released an update for the game on PlayStation Network today which gives players a whole lot more to do.  A new difficulty l...

Conrad Zimmerman




10:30 PM on 12.03.2013

Dragon's Crown shipments soar past 800,000 copies

Atlus has announced Dragon's Crown shipments and digital sales have climbed north of the 800,000 mark since Vanallaware's PlayStation 3 and Vita brawler ventured out into the wild this summer. The controversial...

Kyle MacGregor




12:15 PM on 10.22.2013

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer hits Europe

Fret not, eternally enraged European Atlus fans, your tortured existence is about to become a tad more sufferable. At long last, the patch enabling cross-platform multiplayer in Dragon's Crown has arrived in your ne...

Kyle MacGregor




7:00 AM on 10.16.2013

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer now live

Dragon's Crown is now equipped with cross-platform multiplayer in North America, Atlus USA has announced. A new title update allows PlayStation 3 and Vita players to set aside their differences and band together in four-player co-op adventures. Happy hunting!

Kyle MacGregor




1:15 PM on 10.11.2013

Dragon's Crown now available in Europe for PS3 and Vita

Hell hath no fury like a European Atlus fan. That much I know. Still, every once in a while there's cause for celebration across the pond. Today is one of those days, as Dragon's Crown now available across Europe for PlayStat...

Kyle MacGregor




7:30 AM on 10.09.2013

Dragon's Crown gets cross-platform play in Japan

[Update: Atlus has informed Destructoid that North America will be getting this update as well.] If you own a Japanese copy of Dragon's Crown on either platform, you can grab a patch today that adds cross-platform play, allow...

Chris Carter




1:00 AM on 10.08.2013

PSA: Dragon's Crown is 10 dollars off this week

The much-fun Dragon's Crown is on sale at participating retailers until October 15. It might just be Vanillaware's crowning achievement, so you might want to buy it if you haven't. Maybe not. I don't know you. No word yet if...

Steven Hansen




10:00 AM on 10.05.2013

Dragon Crown's Sorceress figure is what you'd expect

Following some really, REALLY, bad fan made figures is the official Dragon's Crown Sorceress figure. She originally went up for pre-order in July, but the figure was pulled so her face could be reworked. And now, the Sorceres...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




10:00 AM on 08.15.2013

Dragon's Crown is hitting Europe on October 11th

Even though Dragon's Crown has been confirmed for a European release, the date itself was a nebulous entity, leaving prospective fans in the dark. But today we have confirmation from NIS Europe, stating that Dragon's Crown wi...

Chris Carter




7:00 AM on 08.06.2013

Dragon's Crown guide: very quick tips

Dragon's Crown can be a pretty tough game. On top of some devilishly difficult boss fights, you need to fulfill your role, as well as practice good party synergy to really best some of the hardest encounters. Odds are if you have a technical question about Dragon's Crown, I answered it in this article here in the comment section. But for everything gameplay related, you'll find it here.

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Jimquisition: Dragon's Frown

Oh yes, it's another video about reviews and things. Not quite the usual flavor, but certainly something that cannot be repeated enough. If you're a fan of Vanillaware, you may not be helping by pouring excessive scorn on a ...

Jim Sterling




5:45 PM on 08.02.2013

Dragon's Crown had a strong opening week in Japan

The marvelous Dragon's Crown hit shelves in Japan last week and sold more than 175,000 physical units. The PlayStation 3 and Vita title appears to be a hot commodity, with Atlus apologizing for shortages at ret...

Kyle MacGregor




2:00 PM on 07.31.2013

Review: Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown has had an ... interesting development cycle over the past few years, to say the least. After controversy sparked due to the art style Vanillaware has been employing for over a decade now, many people began to ...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 07.31.2013

This Dragon's Crown launch trailer is pure gameplay

Dragon's Crown is nearly here after launching in Japan just this week, and Atlus has dropped the game's launch trailer, which consists entirely of gameplay. Although the video does a great job of explaining some of the game'...

Chris Carter




12:30 PM on 07.29.2013

WonFes brings stunning Persona, Dragon's Crown figures

Wonder Festival kicked off over the weekend, giving us the first look at a deluge of new anime and videogame character figures that will be heading to market in the coming months. Our friends at Tomopop were in attendance at ...

Kyle MacGregor




7:30 AM on 07.25.2013

Dragon's Crown is Vanillaware's most expensive game yet

In an announcement today on Twitter, Vanillware's George Kamitani celebrated the Japanese launch of Dragon's Crown with some art, and an interesting factoid -- Dragon's Crown is Vanillware's most expensive project to date. Sp...

Chris Carter




12:30 PM on 07.24.2013

The first 10 hours of Dragon's Crown are action packed

All things considered, Dragon's Crown is one of my most anticipated games of the year, if not the most. As many of you know, I'm a massive fan of action games as well as brawlers, old-school games, and of course, Vanillaware....

Chris Carter




9:30 AM on 07.18.2013

Dragon's Crown confirmed for European release

Dragon's Crown is officially coming to Europe, NIS America has announced. The Prinny overlords will handle distribution duties for the PlayStation 3 and Vita title across the pond, as with other Atlus properties like Etr...

Kyle MacGregor




1:15 PM on 07.15.2013

New Dragon's Crown trailer shows off tons of features

A new Japanese trailer is out for Dragon's Crown, and it's probably the most informative yet, provided you can see past the Japanese voiceover and into the systems at hand. Tons of menu based mechanics are shown, including t...

Chris Carter




2:00 PM on 07.13.2013

NIS America publishing Dragon's Crown in PAL territories

A rating for Dragon's Crown has emerged from the Australian Classification Board, indicating the PlayStation 3 and Vita title will be released in PAL territories. The listing suggests NIS America will distribute the title for...

Kyle MacGregor




1:00 AM on 07.11.2013

Get hot and bothered with Dragon's Crown art book preview

Dragon's Crown. The mere mention of once recondite game seems to inflame impassioned arguments over the title's character art. Still, it's a Vanillaware game. And, like everything else the studio touches, it looks absolutely ...

Kyle MacGregor




2:45 PM on 07.03.2013

Atlus reveals more character options for Dragon's Crown

As we already knew, Dragon's Crown will feature different character palettes for each class, but Atlus has just revealed that names, outfits, and English/Japanese dual audio customization are confirmed for the US version of t...

Chris Carter




12:30 PM on 07.03.2013

Dragon's Crown will feature some form of PVP

We already knew that Vanillaware's upcoming Dragon's Crown will feature raw four player cooperative action involving six classes, and a robust leveling system to encourage multiple playthroughs. But according to Siliconera, F...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 06.14.2013

I'm down with Dragon's Crown

Dragon's Crown is easily one of my favorite games of E3. It's been on my radar for years, back when it was being published by UTV Ignition, but I've kept my distance lately with the visual style controversy. I had the opportunity to really dig in here at E3, and I like where it's headed.There's a lot more to this game than its polarizing visual style, so let's check it out.

Jayson Napolitano




6:30 AM on 06.11.2013

This Dragon's Crown E3 trailer is frog-tastic

After getting snippets of Dragon's Crown over the past six months, we're now getting the first lengthy vignette of practically everything the game has to offer compliments of an E3 trailer. From an in-depth look at the quest...

Chris Carter




10:30 AM on 06.07.2013

Feast your eyes on the full Dragon's Crown intro

Atlus Japan has shared the full intro for Dragon's Crown, and it's looking great. It has pretty much everything you'd expect, from character vignettes, to a general look at the world and its riches, to actual dragons. Well, ...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 06.06.2013

Dragon's Crown fans the fires with new trailers

Dragon's Crown is still a couple months away from release, but that isn't stopping Atlus from keeping the unexpectedly high profile brawler fresh in people's minds. Putting yet another log on the fire, the publisher has drop...

Kyle MacGregor




2:00 AM on 05.31.2013

Dragon's Crown receives day-one DLC, free for first month

Dragon's Crown is receiving day-one downloadable content, Atlus USA has announced. The publisher is giving players an opportunity to augment their narrative experience with a set of raconteurs which offer unique voicework tai...

Kyle MacGregor




9:30 AM on 05.23.2013

Dragon's Crown will have different character palettes

Now that we've gotten a good look at all the characters in the game, more info on Dragon's Crown is steadily rolling in. Evidently, you'll be able to customize your characters with different color variations. Upon leveling up...

Chris Carter




1:30 PM on 05.10.2013

The final Dragon's Crown character trailer is the Amazon

We've seen spots for Dragon's Crown's Dwarf, Fighter, Wizard, Sorceress, and Elf, and now the time has come for the final character video -- the Amazon. The Amazon looks to be a mix of the Elf, the Dwarf, and Fighter's plays...

Chris Carter




7:00 PM on 05.09.2013

The cover art for Dragon's Crown is decidedly safe

George Kamitani's female character designs for Dragon's Crown have received a rather surprising amount of attention -- that's ... that's still going on, isn't it? -- but at least for the game's box art, the presentation is fa...

Jordan Devore




7:30 AM on 05.02.2013

Dragon's Crown shows off the wily Wizard

So far in the world of Dragon's Crown, we've seen footage of the Elf, Sorceress, and the Warrior and Dwarf. Today, we're one step closer to seeing everyone in action, as the Wizard (who may or may not be related to Magus) ma...

Chris Carter




9:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Dragon's Crown box art is [insert extreme opinion here]

Atlus has unveiled the final Japanese box art for Dragon's Crown, the latest sidescrolling action title from Vanillaware, and it's pretty tame from the looks of things. You almost wouldn't guess that the game is currently emb...

Kyle MacGregor




10:00 AM on 05.01.2013

Gearbox artist slams Dragon's Crown character design

The Dragon's Crown "thing" shows no sign of stopping, with vehement and sometimes venomous opinions flying this way and that. To bring you up to speed, Vanillaware's upcoming brawler features a big-boobed Sorceress, the desig...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 04.29.2013

Jimquisition: Boob Wars and Dragon Crowns

Dragon's Crown has become the latest game involved in a big argument. Big boobs, burly dwarves, and Kotaku were all involved. Gender issues in games are important. They are worth thinking about. They are, contrary to po...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 04.26.2013

BREAKING: Dragon's Crown's Elf will wear clothes

Dragon's Crown has been causing a ruckus lately, what with its semi-clad female characters thrusting their massive clumps of flesh in every direction, regardless of physical possibility.  Here's the latest huge controve...

Jim Sterling




6:00 PM on 04.25.2013

In defense of boobies

Let me preface this article by stating a few simple facts. I am a young, white, American male who consumes vast amounts of pornography. As such, I am occasionally drawn to depictions of the female form which are perhaps outsi...

Vito Gesualdi




12:30 PM on 04.23.2013

Dragon's Crown is officially hitting the US in August

Previously, we knew that Dragon's Crown was hitting the PlayStation 3 and Vita for $49.99 and $39.99 respectively, but today, Atlus has informed us that the game has an official release date of August 6th, 2013. The official ...

Chris Carter




7:00 AM on 04.19.2013

Rock out with the Dwarf in this Dragon's Crown trailer

Atlus is rolling out the character vignettes for Dragon's Crown, giving us a closer look at how each hero will handle themselves as they fight through the depths of the darkest dungeons. First we got the Sorceress, and now, ...

Chris Carter




10:00 AM on 04.12.2013

New Dragon's Crown video highlights the Sorceress

Atlus Japan has shared a new video for the upcoming Dragon's Crown, and it shows off what the Sorceress character can do. As a magic user, she has the ability to summon a number of elements, like wind, electricity, ice, and ...

Chris Carter




9:30 AM on 04.05.2013

New Dragon's Crown trailer is pure gameplay

Now that we know Dragon's Crown is coming to the US this Summer, it's a little bit easier to watch new footage and not be jealous of a localization. Hot off the heels of the dancing mouse, this new trailer is basically raw g...

Chris Carter




10:15 AM on 03.25.2013

Dragon's Crown coming to NA, will not support cross-play

[Update: a NeoGAF user has located more information based on the Japanese version of the game. Going off of the official website, both versions will have online play, and cross-save capabilities, but as previously stated, wil...

Chris Carter




7:00 AM on 03.21.2013

New Dragon's Crown trailer has a dancing mouse!

Dancing mice! Skeletons! Giant creepy creatures getting their faces bashed in! It can all be yours for the low price of watching this pretty awesome Dragon's Crown trailer. Based on the video, the game seems to have a very o...

Chris Carter




8:30 AM on 03.19.2013

Dragon's Crown raiding dungeons on July 25th in Japan

It's two more days until the big Dragon's Crown reveal from Atlus, but it seems as if Famitsu has gotten the jump on them, as the game has been revealed for a July 25th release. Right now we don't have exact pricing details o...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 03.15.2013

More Dragon's Crown info is coming next week

After months of radio silence, it appears as if Atlus will reveal new information about Dragon's Crown on March 21st. Clearly, more development time is needed to square away those beautiful visuals, among other gameplay eleme...

Chris Carter




2:31 AM on 02.18.2013

Atlus Action RPG Dragon's Crown reconfirmed for Vita

[Update: The bootylicious trailer shown during the stream can now be viewed above. A North American teaser page has launched. Also, Atlus says that we can expect more info on the title in late March.] This game lives and is ...

Dale North




11:00 AM on 04.21.2012

UTV Ignition discusses passing of Dragon's Crown to Atlus

Yesterday we learned that Atlus would be taking the reigns from UTV Ignition, assuming publishing duties for Vanillaware's 2D action RPG, Dragon's Crown. The former publisher has stepped forward following Atlus' announce...

Kyle MacGregor




7:00 AM on 04.20.2012

Atlus saves Dragon's Crown from the crucible

Things haven't been going terribly well over at UTV Ignition, publishers of well-regarded niche titles like Deadly Premonition and El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The Indian media conglomerate was recently purchas...

Kyle MacGregor




8:30 AM on 03.29.2012

Don't panic: Dragon's Crown is still coming

Things aren't looking good at a glance for Vanillaware's upcoming dungeon crawler Dragon's Crown. Siliconera is reporting that many of their reader's Amazon pre-orders have been cancelled, amongst other rumors that the game i...

Chris Carter








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