Crimson Dragon “really not far off”

Thursday, 14 March 2013 01:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The long-anticipated and much-delayed Crimson Dragon is almost upon us, although no release window has been set.

“The game has been delayed and I know people are waiting for it, but it is definitely moving ahead,” Grounding’s Yukio Futatsugi told Eurogamer.

“Microsoft will announce it when they’re ready.”

Futatsugi said he couldn’t say how far from completion Crimson Drtagon is, “But it’s really not far off.”

The developer boasts several members of the Panzer Dragoon team, and the on-rails shooter is something of a spiritual successor to the popular Sega property.

“I’m working hard to make sure no one says, ‘The old one was better.’ But Panzer is Sega’s IP and this game will be different from that. The design concept of the dragons and the environments is very different,” Futatsugi said.

“All I can really do is finish it. Anyway, games are made differently these days, so I hope people will see this as the sort of game Panzer Dragoon might have been if it had been made today.”

A Kinect exclusive, Crimson Dragon was expected in 2012 but mysteriosuly feel off the radar. I saw it in 2011, and I would have paid good money for it even then.

Thanks, woe.

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