Vanillaware’s Dragon’s Crown may be coming to PlayStation 4.
A banner found on the popular Japanese streaming site Niconico advertising Atlus’ attendance at Tokyo Game Show may have leaked one of the company’s upcoming announcements. When translated into English, The banner reads “Dragon’s Crown Pro” along with a PlayStation 4 logo. Clicking the banner currently leads to the official website for Dragon’s Crown.
Originally released in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, Dragon’s Crown is a 2D fantasy action game developed by Vanillaware. Like most Vanillaware titles before it, Dragon’s Crown is best known for its high quality hand drawn artwork. Supporting up to four players locally or online, Dragon’s Crown is reminiscent of many retro side-scrolling action games. The game also features RPG mechanics, allowing players to level up their characters and equip them with new weapons and armour.
While Atlus hasn’t confirmed or denied the possibility of a Dragon’s Crown port, it wouldn’t be the first time that a Vanillaware title has made its way over to the PlayStation 4. Last year, Atlus and Vanillaware worked together on the remastered version of the PlayStation 2 classic, Odin Sphere. Released as Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, a number of new features not present in the original were added to make the gameplay more fluid than before.
If Dragon’s Crown Pro does in fact exist, we’ll find out more about it later this week during Tokyo Game Show. We do know that Vanillaware is currently hard at work on 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, an upcoming 2D sci-fi game featuring giant robots. The game was originally announced at Tokyo Game Show in 2015 but outside of a few trailers, details on the game remain hidden. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is currently in development for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. As of now, Atlus has not revealed an estimated release window.