Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: VanillaWare

Dragon’s Crown final box, art book covers revealed

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Atlus has revealed the official box art for Vanillaware’s upcoming four-player hack-and-slash brawler, Dragon’s Crown. To sweeten the pot, Atlus also released the cover to the pre-order 64-page art book. Despite the PS3 and PS Vita versions sharing the same cover, it was noted that the game will not support cross-buy.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Muramasa Rebirth limited edition, pre-order soundtrack announced

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A limited edition version of Muramasa Rebirth, the upcoming re-release for PS Vita, has been announced, the—deep breath—Muramasa Rebirth Blessing of Amitabha Collector’s Edition. The first-run set includes a high-res framed lithograph from developer Vanillaware, a black velvet system pouch, and a face cover and system skin from Hori.

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PlayStation Vita News

Dragon’s Crown to launch this summer for PS3, PS Vita

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Atlus has announced that Vanillaware’s upcoming hack-and-slash title Dragon’s Crown will be hitting store shelves for the PS3 and PS Vita this summer. The one- to four-player brawler has players choose one of six heroes from different classes to take into the dungeons of Hydeland in order to destroy monsters and loot as much booty as they can carry. Multiplayer will be supported via drop-in play on PS3 and adhoc on PS Vita, but unfortunately, cross-platform play is not in the cards.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Muramasa Rebirth announced for PS Vita

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The PS Vita will be receiving an enhanced port of the Wii action title Muramasa: The Demon Blade, titled Muramasa Rebirth, courtesy of Aksys Games. The studio announced that Rebirth will include high-resolution graphics, improved controls, and surprisingly, a complete relocalization. The story will follow the original, with possessed princess Momohime and ninja Kisuke searching the world for powerful demon blades. However, Aksys is also planning on extending the adventure with character DLC that will add up to four additional scenarios.

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PlayStation Vita News

Atlus picks up publishing rights to Vanillaware’s Dragon’s Crown

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UTV Ignition Games, the studio behind the psychedelic action-platformer El Shaddai, has passed the publishing rights for Vanillaware’s upcoming 2D action-RPG Dragon’s Crown to Atlus. Vanillaware will continue to develop the title, currently scheduled to launch next year for the PS3 and PS Vita, in which players take on the role of one of six adventurers with up to three friends in a side-scrolling medieval brawler.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

GrimGrimoire now available as a PlayStation 2 Classic on PSN

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Amongst the launch line-up of PlayStation 2 Classics in the newly inaugurated section on the PS Store is a colorful, whimsical strategy title, NIS’ GrimGrimoire. The 2007 release, co-developed with Vanillaware, is a 2D vertical strategy title where players guide the young magician Lillet in her quest to find out what happened to her vanished classmates.

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PlayStation 3 News

E3 – UTV Ignition Games announces Dragon’s Crown, Collapse, El Shaddai demo, and more

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UTV Ignition Games has made a slew of announcements at E3, with titles running the gamut from the return of a classic puzzle series to a post-apocalyptic adventure to a light-hearted space RPG. The new IPs announced span PCs to consoles and include two items of particular note, the fantasy-novel-cover-come-to-life Dragon’s Crown and a demo for the surreal action platformer El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.

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