Atlus has announced that they have acquired the North American publishing rights for Dragon's Crown
, a co-op action RPG for the PS3 and PS Vita. While the press release doesn't say much about the game in general, it does state that Vanillaware will still be developing the game and it will be launched sometime in 2013.
ATLUS TO PUBLISH AND PRODUCE DRAGON'S CROWN, COOPERATIVE ACTION RPG FOR PLAYSTATION 3 AND PLAYSTATION VITA SYSTEMS, IN 2013
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- APRIL 19, 2012 -- ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc.,
today announced that it has acquired North American publishing rights for Dragon's Crown™, a cooperative action RPG for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld entertainment system. The transfer of licensing rights from UTV Ignition Entertainment to Index Digital Media, Inc. only affects the title's publishing and distribution; Dragon's Crown is still being developed by Vanillaware.
Originally to be published by UTV Ignition Entertainment, the game will now be produced, published, and distributed by ATLUS, whose acclaimed creative team will assist developer Vanillaware in resuming and completing work.
"We are exceedingly proud to become a part of producing and publishing Dragon's Crown," stated Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of Index Digital Media, Inc. "Vanillaware is a developer beloved for their tremendous visual talent and extraordinary attention to detail. Our previous collaboration with them, Odin Sphere™, went on to sell over 350,000 units worldwide, entering the prestigious PlayStation® Greatest Hits library. While much work remains, we believe this collaboration will be well worth the wait."
Dragon's Crown is scheduled to release for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems in North America in 2013. For more information, please visit www.dragons-crown.com.