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Project Draco

PAX East: Take to the beautifully rendered skies in Crimson Dragon
8 years ago

PAX East: Take to the beautifully rendered skies in Crimson Dragon

For a long time, fans of XBLA knew little about Grounding Inc’s so-called Project Draco – it was being developed by the same guy who made the classic Panzer Dragoon games, it would be an on-rails shooter, and the Unreal Engine made it look unbelievably gorgeous – but that’s about it. Fast forward to about a month and a half ago, the title was officially announced to be Crimson Dragon and a little more information trickled out. It was still hard to get a grip on how exactly this title would turn out, so we took some time at PAX to stop by the booth and play through the demo so we could fill you in on why exactly Microsoft is so stoked about this game.

If you’ve played Child of Eden, you already have a basic idea of how the gameplay will work. Before we go any further though, I want to assure each and every one of you: this game plays a heck of a lot better than Child of Eden. Don’t get me wrong, I loved both Rez HD and its spiritual successor, but at the time it came out the Kinect controls just felt a little… off. Crimson Dragon takes all the best parts of the control scheme and pushes them to a whole ‘nother level – and it works beautifully.

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Crimson Dragon officially debuted

Further information about upcoming XBLA game Crimson Dragon was revealed at an event in Tokyo yesterday. Previously known as Project Draco the kinect game was officially renamed at the event by lead developer at Grounding Inc, Yukio Futatsugi. We knew all about that already thanks to the Australian ratings board, but it was also revealed that the game plays as an on-rails shooter with online multiplayer co-op for up to three players. The game hosts six different dragon types to play with, each with different attributes and three of these were demonstrated at the event: the balanced “Blood Skin”, strong but slow “Dark Shoulder” and “Snow Wing” who excels in learning new skills. Futatsugi favoured Snow Wing, for its learning ability since new skills can be gained by eating food in the game, though it’s not guaranteed to take every time.

Famitsu also published a wealth of new screens for the game and you can check these out after the jump.

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Project Draco fires up to become Crimson Dragon
8 years ago

Project Draco fires up to become Crimson Dragon

We’ve known for some time that upcoming XBLA game Project Draco would be getting a name change prior to release and developers Grounding Inc, recently mentioned to our intrepid twitter tipper @lifelower that it would finally be announced at a Microsoft event in Toyko later this month. However it seems that the jig is up for the new name has shown up on the Australian ratings board as Crimson Dragon. Microsoft’s PlayXBLA blog have since revealed a smart new logo for the game and a shiny new screen shot, to give it a bit more of an official fanfare.

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XBLAFans anticipated 2012 game release master list
8 years ago

XBLAFans anticipated 2012 game release master list

Huge thanks to the entire team of writers who worked on this article: Christine Mitchell, Nathan Bowring, Perry Jackson, Ryan Reynolds and Todd Schlickbernd.

We’ve spent the past week searching the internet and hounding our industry contacts in an effort to compile the ultimate 2012 XBLA Game Release List. We anticipated one heck of a year for Xbox Live Arcade. So epic we couldn’t even fit everything on one page. So without further ado, check out the list:

For detailed descriptions of each of the games and videos check the links below.

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases A-B
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
Alien Spidy
AMY
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Awesomenauts
Babel Rising
Bang Bang Racing
Battleblock Theater
Black Knight Sword
Blade Kitten: Episode 2
Bloodforge

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases C-F
Capsized
Charlie Murder
Choplifter HD
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Deep Black Episode 1 & 2
Defenders of Ardania
Diabolical Pitch
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dungeon Fighter Live (unannounced title)
Fez

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XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 XBLA Game Releases: P-R
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XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 XBLA Game Releases: P-R

We’ve spent the past week searching the internet and hounding our industry contacts in an effort to compile the ultimate 2012 XBLA Game Release List. We anticipated on heck of a year for Xbox Live Arcade. So epic we couldn’t even fit everything on one page. So without further ado, check out the list:

XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases A-B
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases C-F
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases G-L
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases M-O
XBLAFans Anticipated 2012 Releases P-R
XBLAFans Anticipated XBLA Game Releases S
XBLAFans Anticipated XBLA Game Releases T-Z
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Project Draco looks a lot like Panzer Dragoon Kinect
8 years ago

Project Draco looks a lot like Panzer Dragoon Kinect

More details have been unveiled for upcoming XBLA game Project Draco (working title) and it turns out it’s not a Harry Potter spin-off chronicling the adventures of our favorite …
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Kinect centric Project Draco to hit XBLA in 2012
8 years ago

Kinect centric Project Draco to hit XBLA in 2012

At last year’s Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft and Grounding Inc announced a new Kinect enabled XBLA title called Project Draco which instantly drew comparisons to the legendary Panzer Dragoon series. Now that Tokyo Game Show is again upon us, those behind game have graced us with new Project Draco media. Originally scheduled to be released this year, Project Draco has been pushed back into 2012. The good news? We’ve got four new screenshots after the jump to make the wait a bit easier.

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