The lights are on
ATLUS said today it acquired the North American and Japan publishing rights for Vanillaware's 2D side-scrolling action RPG Dragon's Crown.
Publishing rights for the game were previously owned by UTV Ignition. ATLUS is now assisting Vanillaware on the game's development and will publish it sometime in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Vita.
"It’s still way too early in development to be talking about specifics, but we can say that the game simply cannot retail for $29.99," ATLUS PR manager Aram Jabbari said on the PlayStation Blog.
"We don’t know where that price point came from, but it is a logistical impossibility. We’re all gamers and we all wished it could be so, but it would have essentially destroyed any chance for profitability."
Dragon's Crown was originally set for release later this year.
UTV Ignition released the following statement:
“While we are saddened to no longer be associated with the Dragon’s Crown project, we are very confident that the title is in excellent hands with Atlus,” stated Lokesh Dhar, senior vice president of UTV Ignition Entertainment.
“Since the initial announcement, information on timing and features in the game have changed and other details regarding design and functionality are yet to be determined. We are confident that Atlus and Vanillaware will deliver the finest game possible.”
Yes! I've been waiting for this
Of all the games they could do I think this is an alright choice
Save the boobies!!
I like Atlus. I just dont get why they hate meeee!!! Give me the good games on my 360!
I wish they'd release this game already. I heard about this title before the Vita came out, and this game actually weighed in on my decision to purchase one. I wanted to experience that kind of connectivity, to where I could play a game with my friends while I'm on a trip (bringing a PS3 is sort of a burden).
This was the reason I didn't buy a Vita
something about those female character models is a bit off....cant figure out....
Thinking about playing this for the boobies.
It would be nice if games at least didn't have to hit the $60 mark, anything lower than $50 seems more likely to sell in my opinion. I guess though that $29.99 would be a bit low and not that profitable.