A Dancing Mouse Elated To See New Dragon’s Crown Video

By Spencer . March 20, 2013 . 11:26pm

Wow Dragon’s Crown is pretty and if you get an early copy you’ll get a Dragon’s Crown art works book as a bonus. The 64 page art book has illustrations from Vanillaware plus tribute art from Kinu Nishimura, Bengus, and Akira Yasuda.


This trailer shows new and so far unidentified characters. It also appears ranged attackers like the Elf, Wizard, and Sorceress have


Dragon’s Crown comes out on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on July 25.

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  • ShibaTakeru


  • Perfect~!!

  • Carlos Escalante

    This is amazing. CAN NOT WAIT.

  • Zarx

    That magic carpet scene where they were trying to avoid the lava reminded me so much of the old Aladdin game for SNES, good times, and this will be one hell of a game too. Thank you Vanillaware.

  • Go2hell66

    The bosses look awesome, can’t wait to get my hands on this!

  • Mazdian

    “It also appears ranged attackers like the Elf, Wizard, and Sorceress have”

    Have what exactly? o.o

    • z_merquise

      Nice assets.

      • KingRuff

        Maybe the Elf and Sorceress do, but I don’t want any assets the Wizard has to give.

        • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

          Those beautiful locks of silver hair? How does he keep his hair that fabulous is beyond me.

    • Tincho Kudos

      Dancing mice

  • The enemies and boss monsters looked great, and I’ve been dying to see some more Vanillaware 2D greatness!

    Also glad to see a few more PS Vita games come back into the light – Can’t lie, the thing is pretty dry here in the West.

    • Oh, saying anything else is lying to the extreme. As much as I love P4G and some other games, it’s not doing anywhere near as well as my 3DS which is getting game after game. My Vita needs love too so I agree, seeing these games come into the light is awesome!

  • AdachiTohru

    !!! Day one !

  • I CANNOT CONTAIN THIS HYPE! I love when games come with artbooks :D

  • zerostasis

    Finally I can get me some Amazon Ass!!!! uhh I mean Elf ass… Yeah Elf Ass!!

    • kool_cid414

      Don’t be ashamed of your love for the amazon I’m certainly not lol.

  • Duc PC-QB

    How to get the artbook ? bcause I cant import the physical version

  • Lester Paredes

    I hope they offer the art book here! Gah! Vanillaware’s artists are amazing!

  • Prinnydoom

    Man vanillaware have really stepped it up. Cant wait for this its going to be excellent.

  • Syn

    Okay, am sold, Vita version here I come baby!!!!!!!!!!!……………. The sorceress certainly has a nice ummm hat……….she had a hat right????

  • z_merquise

    The 64 page art book has illustrations from Vanillaware plus tribute art from Kinu Nishimura, Bengus, and Akira Yasuda.

    I really waited for a long time for a Vanillaware artbook and this is it finally!

    Plus they also got artists like Kinu Nishimura (Dungeons and Dragons), Bengus (Alien vs Predator) and Akiman (Final Fight 1 ; Captain Commando). It’s like Capcom beat-em-up awesomeness all over again!!

  • The art style reminds me a bit of Knights in the nightmare.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    OH. MY. GLOB.


    That was fucking amazing! Vanillaware, you are truly masters of the 2D art form! I am yours forever, my masters! Do whatever you wish with me and my wallet. We care not.

  • Nitraion

    Nice Ass-sets

  • gustave154

    OMG this game looks awesome.
    Love how it seems to be hard too.:

  • Pockystix

    loving what I see

    Only wish they had some kind of Spellsword class, for my magic and swordplay fix. Oh well, if we’re lucky; they’ll make DLC characters down the line.

    • biskmater

      You and me both.

  • JustThisOne

    I wonder, I saw a thief in there. I’ve seen him a couple times already in previous trailers. Is he playable or unlockable, or do we fight him?

    Because seriously, I love thief characters.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      He’s the day one, on disk DLC, of course.

      • JustThisOne

        I’d totally go for it. *shot*

        I love thief characters that much!

  • Dancing mouse confirmed for endboss. *nods*

  • MrJechgo

    I’m so sorry but there’s just one thing that downright annoys me in this game, and that’s something I’ve been seeing in a few other games, including the D&D arcade beat-em-ups: “Dwarf” and “Elf” are NOT classes! They’re RACES!

    When are devs gonna learn?!? I’m pretty sure that renaming “Dwarf” to “Barbarian” and “Elf” to “Archer” or “Ranger” wouldn’t have bothered someone.
    Seriously, that would like in a game where you’re given a choice of jobs between doctor, police officer, lawyer and “Japanese”. That’s downright idiotic.

    • KingRuff

      I don’t really think it’s that much of a problem. I mean it’s not like all of Vanillaware’s Elf/Dwarf fans would be offended. They have better things to worry about like non-existence.

      • MrJechgo

        It’s just that I’ve seen that way too many times, it’s getting ridiculous.

    • kulosterol

      Actually, Elf and Dwarf were classes in the original D&D.

    • ShadowDivz

      Personally, i think the way you phrased it is hilarious.
      But yeah, that should be fixed.
      “doctor, police officer, lawyer and japanese”. xD

  • Marco Tinè

    Thank you Atlus and Vanillaware. I’m eagerly waiting for Dragon’s Crown since it’s annoucement, and it shines more and more at each appearance. Fantastic trailer and art.

  • zferolie

    that was gorgeous. I cannot wait for this game. This trailer just got me even more excited. The design of the other characters, the movement, THOSE BOSSES!

    • Raoni Marques

      The bosses, oh the huge bosses! How I want to kick their ass over and over again!

  • Cameron Ward

    When is this game coming over here?

  • MrRobbyM

    I’m guessing the artbook thing is Japan only so far?

  • I know that mouse isn’t the only one dancing right now. I am very elated to see this finally coming together. Can’t wait!

  • ElGatoSerio

    i wonder if this game will have cross-buy

  • Raoni Marques

    Kamitani is one of my favorite artists and this is probably one of his best works as of yet. Game is looking gorgeous and I really hope the artbook comes to USA as well.

  • Katamari Toys

    cant wait to play this game! But I´m still sad with the cancellation of GKH :/

  • LustEnvy

    This game. DIS GAME.

  • Pichi

    Nice to see more of the gameplay and story. All is looking interesting. Please Atlus, bring that art book overseas!

  • SetzerGabbiani

    I love the art style here. They really went for a period piece, and it’s gorgeous. It’s almost like a Caravaggio painting.

  • Demeanor

    Absolutely amazing, a million times better than I imagined! It’ll be a tough choice between maining the Wizard and dat Sorceress, I wonder how are they different… also, char progression?
    If this is for PS3 as well and a coop game I’m gonna ask my online buddy right now to get the hell ready for this! ^ ^
    00:37 OMG too beautiful!!! Dem EYES!

  • Sergio Briceño

    Someone has to make a gif of that dancing mouse.

    • z_merquise

      Just found this:


      • Sergio Briceño

        Nice one.

      • Prinnydoom

        Look at that dude go

      • XiaomuArisu

        That hat….Micky Mouse?!?

  • Have what?


    Seriously though, maybe it’s been too long but this looks better than I ever remember it looking. Gonna be nuts on that OLED screen.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha oh man, that anatomy. BOth men and women are… I think that wizard and elf are the only one who look modestly humanoid in thei proportions, buuut that seems to be how Vannilaware has decided to roll so eh. I just think it looks more hilarious than erotic/awesome, truth be told. It’s like some earnest japanese designer saw Rob Liefeld drawings and decided that he would be the one to one day eclipse Liefeld-sama, and everyone else in the whole world was too polite to point out how horrible that art is, and then he went and actually got somewhat GOOD at drawing comically exaggarated anatomys. It’s… it’s a style, alright!

    But hey, lol-worthy art style aside I’m just hyped this is actually coming out to begin with. Felt like this one was almost going the way of vaporware there for a while, but nope- they have pulled through for us in the end! And wtih the Vita having received a price drop and all, they just might have an actual audience for their game now!

  • Draparde

    i’m so maining the elf.

    this game ought to be fun~

  • marclair

    I loved Vanillaware’s style in Odin Sphere, but here the character designs are just upsetting. I’m gonna have to pass this up.

  • Testsubject909

    Damn, I missed this news! Early copy adds in an Artbook?

    HELL YEAH! Where do I pay up?

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