Vanillaware’s next game, Dragon’s Crown, was slated for release on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita sometime this year. The game was going to be published by Ignition Entertainment, who also published Vanillaware’s last console title, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, in North America.
Today, Atlus USA announced that they will be taking over publishing duties for Dragon’s Crown. Additionally, members of Atlus’ own internal development team will be involved with the project as producers. A PlayStation blog post by Atlus USA’s Aram Jabbari specifically mentions Atlus staff who have worked on the Persona games.
The downside to all this is that Dragon’s Crown has been delayed to 2013. Rumours that the game will be priced at $30 are entirely false, Atlus clarify, adding that this would destroy any chance of profitability. They also confirm that the game is still in development for both the PlayStation 3 and Vita.
If you haven’t heard of Dragon’s Crown before, you can read our extensive coverage of the game using its tag. Keep in mind that some of the details mentioned in our coverage may change now that the game is being supervised by a different publisher.