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Members Of The Panzer Dragoon Team Are Working On Project Draco


Panzer Dragoon creator, Yukio Futatsugi, along with many other members of the original Panzer Dragoon development team, is working on Project Draco, a Kinect rail-shooter for Xbox Live Arcade. In an interview with Gamasutra, Futatsugi reveals that the game design lead, the lead programmer, concept designer, and a member of the sound team were all members of Sega’s Team Andromeda.


Futatsugi reveals that in Project Draco, you’ll have access to about 150 skills, and you’ll be able to customize your dragon using these. You’ll be able to use three skills at any given point; one mapped to your right hand, one to the left, and one that requires the use of both hands. Since Project Draco is built completely for Kinect, the game won’t support a regular Xbox 360 controller.


Another of the ways Project Draco differs from Panzer Dragoon is that it’s set on a planet inhabited by dragons that humans are in the process of colonizing. For this reason, Draco’s dragons look more creature-like, as opposed to the weapon-like dragons from the Panzer Dragoon titles.


Project Draco doesn’t have a release date yet, but when it is released, it will be under a different title. You can read more about the game in Gamasutra’s interview.

Ishaan Sahdev
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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.