Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara & Tower Of Doom Are Coming To PS3 And Xbox 360

By Spencer . March 15, 2013 . 12:50am

dungonsCapcom has a big surprise at PAX East. They’re porting arcade classics Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara and Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Both titles will be released as digital downloads via PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.


Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara and Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom are belt action RPGs, essentially precursors to Dragon’s Crown. Vanillware lead and Dragons Crown director George Kamitani actually worked on those two titles. Capcom ported both games for Sega Saturn as Dungeons & Dragons Collection, but the Japan-only compilation is pretty rare and can be expensive. Soon, everyone will be able to purchase and play these games at a much more reasonable price.

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  • Guest

    Why are they doing this.. They just made a Arcade app to play arcade games.. how about fucking putting the games on there.

    • that arcade app is actually pretty crappy and only supposes a predetermined 15 games and they’re all from the 1980s, I dont even know why the whole damn thing was a 1.2gb download. For D&D, I would prefer that capcom made it its own game like what Konami did with XMen and The Simpsons arcade game

      • Guest

        How is it crappy. it has more options then you can dream off.

        I’m not buying this shit.

        Il just go buy saturn collection on ebay.

        • Lol what?? Have fun spending over $100 trying to get it. Lemme know how much Radiant Silvergun is on Saturn too, I’ll be over here playing the versions that were ported to modern consoles

        • neo_firenze

          The Saturn collection’s ports really aren’t that good. ToD has excruciatingly long load times, and while SoM is a bit better (thanks in large part to requiring the RAM cartridge) it’s still not perfect. At this point the Saturn collection’s rarity drives the demand for it more than its quality. And yes, I’ve played it. Imported the Saturn collection the day it was released, in fact.

          XBLA/PSN should be much better ports, at a fraction of the price.

  • d19xx

    I really miss this game. It’s one of the best game I’ve played in the arcades, specially if you have a bud who’s as good in playing.

    I just wish they would add a dedicated block button to the game. The back+holding attack button command can be a bit spotty.

  • Dario Portillo

    :O whaaa! totally did not see this one coming! awesome games!! used to played one of them on a pizza place a few blocks from my parents house soo many good memories :´)

  • This one of the finest Beat em Up that Capcom ever made, I played this game to death to the point i knew almost every single secret in the game. while it is a wishful thinking i really hope Vita will get this game as well.

    Cleric+Morning Star: Pwnage

  • Ooh Bee

    Dude… SoM is amazing. Played that game so many times on Kawaks lmao.

  • capristrider

    Great news, really this is one of the best scrolling beat’em ups I’ve played from Capcom. When I first saw news posted here about D&D, I thought, em, do the Siliconera guys know something we don’t, lol… :)

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Oh sweet! Mame is great and all but I was hoping there’d be a re-release of this.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    isn’t pax east like next week

    did you break an nda spencer

    • Armane

      They aren’t the only ones reporting it, but it does seem that way.

    • No NDAs were broken. We broke the story on our own with no prior knowledge of these games being provided by Capcom PR.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    F#cCK YEAH!!! this is great!! one of the best (if not the best) beat-em-up capcom did (back when they where cool)!!! can you say f#ck yeah? say it with me. F#CK YEAH!!

    • z_merquise

      Capcom’s Alien vs Predator arcade game is still the best arcade beat-em-up for me but yeah, the 2 Dungeon and Dragons games are great especially the sequel.

      • Raoni Marques

        I can hardly choose between D&D and Alien vs Predator, but both of them are such amazing games. I just beat AvP the other day and had a blast. Lynn Kurosawa is such an amazing design, and I hope capcom can use her on another game someday.

        • z_merquise

          YES! Lynn Kurosawa is one of my favorite female game character. Such an underrated character.

          I always wish to see her in a Capcom cross-over game too and not just a cameo (or a split-second costume cameo like in Namco x Capcom).

        • 60hz

          lynn like character appears in cannonspike i think her name was simone

          • Raoni Marques

            Yup, Simone was her name and even though she was a cool design, I still think Lynn is a better character overall. A Cannon Spike re-release would also be a cool thing.

      • Valtiel Ikari

        dude. I totally forgot that capcom was responsable for that one piece of ultimate awesomeness of the beat em up era, and to think it was actually based on the original script for the movie that got scrapped over… over what we got as a movie… ok, I’m sad now.

    • Ni

      Totally agree! SoM is my favourite beat’em up of all time. The game is just THIS awesome. Now I can’t wait to play as thief.

  • Isaac Newton

    This is the game where your coins disappear in a flash.

  • pimpalicious

    Sweet. I didn’t think this would ever happen due to the license.

  • Arizato

    Oh my god! This is really awesome. Me and my friend tried Shadow over Mystara on MAME a few weeks ago, and we were surprised that they haven’t arrived on PSN or XBL yet.

  • gojiguy

    Well, not everyone. PC and Wii U are left out ONCE AGAIN.

  • Crevox

    Shrug. I played it at the arcade and it was okay.

    I think Capcom wants every game they’ve worked on, online.

    • raymk

      TBH people want most of the games they have online and have been asking them forever to put the majority of the one’s they’ve made online.

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  • Zonic505

    If this has online, I’m sold!

  • Wow I gotta get this.

  • Ni

    WHAT THE [email protected]#$%! This is a awesome news to read when you wake up. One of my favourite games finally coming to psn! The OST of this game is just amazing. This game has one of the best fanfares ever made https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrgqq4kK2k4

  • Cameron Ward

    hmm…why not Wii U? i mean i dont mind getting them for my PS3 or 360, but still

  • Rabite

    I guess when they had that survey a month or so ago they really did pay attention. Hope this comes out soon, I LOVED this game in the arcades.

  • Ladius

    Oh my God, two of the best side scroller beat’em ups ever released. Count me in for both of them, those are all time classic that everyone should play, especially with friends.

  • Göran Isacson

    Well now, guess that the license wasn’t that hard to acquire. Gonna be fun to see if this is as good as I’ve heard, because man does this title ever have internet hype.

  • Brimfyre

    Just YESTERDAY I was looking all over for a way to play this game again and really irked it wasn’t downloadable (legally) somewhere.

    It’s this kind of thing that makes me think I can control the Universe.

  • Amazing news. Now please let it have an online mode, that would be the cherry on top of the cake.

    • raymk

      Since when do these arcade games being released don’t have online? I doubt they would be porting it if it didn’t. It being on xboxlive arcade already grantees that it will have online anyway.

  • Irina Zanza Baptista

    FINALLY!!! Now, what about Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Alien vs. Predator and The Punisher??? :)

    • shingoex

      3 of 4 of those titles needs serious licensing to be ported.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Golden Axe is Sega though…

      • Irina Zanza Baptista

        I know, but I also want it! :P


  • Mildra

    I predict I will be making *alot* of THAC0 jokes when this gets in my library.

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  • Raoni Marques

    OH MY GOD! I can’t believe it! Better save my ms points!

  • raymk

    Holy!! YES!! All my money capcom take it!!

  • Solomon_Kano

    I. Fucking. Love. You. Capcom.

    And Vanillaware’s gonna share some new Dragon’s Crown info next week. Good time to be a sidescroller fan.

  • Still have my Saturn import of this but keeping it regardless. Glad this is coming out on PSN, can’t wait! Hope we’ll see more of their classic beat em ups in the future. Waiting for AvP and Final Fight Collection.

  • Ah yeah! We’re gonna kick some ass D&D-style!

  • Juan Andrés Valencia
  • “Vanillware lead and Dragons Crown director George Kamitani actually worked on those two titles..” AH HA! I f%ckin knew it. Anyway its great news that this is coming out. Now i dont have to deal with Killera/Mame dookie to play this with 4 people.

  • Marco

    finalllllllllllllllllly i hope you guys cover the fuck out of this game, one of my favorite arcade games of all time.

  • AaqibRawat

    Absolutely amazing news i was dreading spending 100 to get this on the Sega Saturn

    thank you capcom.

    I asked for this in the capcom survey !

  • Omg, it´s like if Capcom actually cares ! RE6 x L4D2 and now this…

    Oh those friday afternoons after highschool with my friends at the arcades…oh the nostalgy T_T


    This is the only Capcom arcade port that would have even rivaled vSav. *rolls around on the floor squealing*

  • foopy

    I wonder who Capcom had to arm wrestle at Atari to be able to release this. Nevertheless, I am quite excited for this. I hope there’s online multiplayer.

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  • Jesús Alonso Abad

    I saw this a month ago or so looking for Dragon’s Crown info.

    May it be from these games?

  • Vittor Oliveira

    Wizard looking for a Thief for a hat trade. Anyone?

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