Dragon’s Crown is a successor to the Dungeons & Dragons games Capcom used to develop for arcades and which were later ported to Sega Saturn. That’s how Dragon’s Crown was described to me when I met with Ignition’s Shane Bettenhausen. Both games are conveyer belt action titles, Bettenhausen stated.
I think Vanillaware’s game has more style, though, but that’s merely my opinion. First announced on Siliconera, Dragon’s Crown is for PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3. There will be connectivity between the two versions, but Ignition didn’t go into details.
Something else that may not have been clear is Ignition is not localizing Dragon’s Crown. This is not a licensed game; Ignition owns the intellectual property. Development started from a direct relationship with Vanillaware, creators of Grand Knights History and Muramasa: The Demon Blade.
Ignition will release Dragon’s Crown in North America, Europe, and Japan in spring 2012.