Capcom 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.