Your Character’s Reanimated Corpse Can Appear In Another Dragon’s Crown Game

By Spencer . June 15, 2011 . 3:20am

In Dragon’s Crown, a Vanillaware developed beat ’em up from Ignition, has a character sharing system. The warrior you create and customize can appear in another player’s game in at least two ways.




"You can give character data to a friend and even if you’re not there they can use your character in the game," Kashow Oda, Producer, explained to Siliconera in an interview. Dragon’s Crown also has a clever system where your character, more specifically its corpse, can spread virally.


"When you play Dragon’s Crown online, fallen characters leave corpses on the map. The body collection system allows players to collect these corpses from the battlefield and bring them back to town," Oda announced. "Pay a fee and you can revive these characters and use them inside your game. In a single player game, revived characters are computer-controlled NPCs and if you’re stuck you can select a more powerful character to assist you."


Now, that’s interesting. I suppose the body collection system has natural balance since weak characters will spread more often than strong ones… since powerful characters won’t die as often. However, there is an opening for an altruistic player will sacrifice their character to help newbies. Ignition also introduced a reward for dying – fame. Die a lot and you’ll be a popular Dragon’s Crown hero.


I asked Oda how many NPCs you can have in one single player party. "Right now, that’s still being decided," he answered.


Dragon’s Crown is slated for a spring launch on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

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  • glemtvapen

    Character customization? Nice.

  • Interesting system they got going with this. I thought it was going to be a ghost of the player that gave heads up to other players like demon souls when I click on the news. If it is like the one used in gods eater they will be better than most random game NPCs.

    I’m interested to see how this one works out for dragons crown.

    It looks like there will be a lot of sorcerers from what I have read around some sites.

  • SirRichard

    That’s a pretty interesting idea, it goes a bit further than the hint system of Demon’s Souls and there’s actually something of a reward for getting slaughtered a bit too much.

    Not sure how I feel about my character potentially being that guy that everyone found dead in that one area, but it’s a neat idea all the same.

  • z_merquise

    “Ignition also introduced a reward for dying – fame. Die a lot and you’ll be a popular Dragon’s Crown hero.”

    Character who always die . . . we salute you!

    Anyway, I’ll look forward for updates for this game. I hope they confirm offline multiplayer for this because playing this game with my friends or with my big brother would be also very fun and besides, that’s how the old school beat-em-ups were meant to played.

    • I think you’ll be pleased :)

  • heartless141

    finally, all those years being a masochist gonna pay off :D

  • RablaAndrews

    Gonna make a really powerful character then let myself be killed in front of the starting town. =D

  • Locklear93

    I’m reminded of Nethack’s bones files, except helpful instead of mean.

  • Darkrise

    *grins* I’ll leave piles of corpses of every player I meet.

  • Barrit

    It would be cool if you can duel another player. That way you can earn their corpse.

  • May my flames rain down on me. May the breath of the crimson dragon cradle every inch of my being. Let flesh sear. Let hair burn. Cloth and staff twisted in eternal ember. And may any wandering gravedigger steal my body, soul, and wizardy… for a minor fee, of course. ♥

  • And here I thought our characters would appear in other people’s games as zombie enemies :3

  • can’t wait to leave my dwarf’s corpse lying around so people can say ” cool a hi level corpse…EWW! it’s a dwarf nevermind….:

  • Does customization include appearance as well? Not like it bothers me that much, but if I’m going to have a horde of player zombies rush me, I would kind of hope for some variation.

  • VisualData

    You mean I can customize my character to have normal sized assets? awesome

  • PrinceHeir

    kinda like Ghost Data huh :P

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