September 20, 2013
Crimson Dragon is looking Great at Tokyo Game Show
I am a big fan of rail shooters like Sin & Punishment, Panzer Dragoon, and I would even say titles like Star Fox fit that description. Toyko Game Show is in full swing, and Microsoft is showing off some new screens and footage for the upcoming downloadable title, Crimson Dragon. Crimson Dragon is being developed as a spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon series and is being headed by series creator Yukio Futatsugi. As I stated above the game will be available in downloadable form on the day of the Xbox One’s launch for $19.99. The game, was previously, going to be Kinect controlled, but has since moved back to the controller with some unique voice commands that you can choose to use. I am all for this title and hope that it really takes off to show Nintendo that games like Star Fox still have an audience. I can’t help but see, at the 0:41 second mark in the trailer, a copy of a promotion shot from Factor 5’s failed PS3 game Lair. I am as excited for this title as I am Titanfall, two games that I hope to play by spring of next year. Check out the screens and the video below from the Tokyo Game Show. Remember, that with these new consoles, there will be plenty of surprises in the downloadable sector on day one as well as packaged games. If you do pick up an Xbox One, be sure to give Crimson Dragon a go. If you have a 360 and can find a copy of Panzer Dragoon Orta (Amazon has some used copies going for $5-$6, plus shipping), the game does work on the console and includes the original Panzer Dragoon (Saturn/PC) as an unlockable, both are worth checking out.
Crimson Dragon TGS