SCE Worldwide Studios president Shu Yoshida has taken to the PS Blog to announce PSone Classic, The Legend of Dragoon, will be released on PSN May 1.
The game was originally released in North America during 2000 and in 2001 in Europe.
It takes place in a land called Endiness with various zones in which various inhabitants reside. It starts off in the land of Serdio, where a civil war is occurring. The protagonist, Dart, is just returning home from five-year journey pursuing the Black Monster who killed his parents and destroyed his city, Neet.
Along the way he is attacked by a dragon controlled a rebel faction in the Serdian civil war. After his attack, he is saved by a girl named Rose and when he finally arrives home, he finds the town destroys and his childhood friend and love interest Shana has disappeared. He then sets out to find her.
That’s a bit of the story anyway, and throughout the game, there are nine playable characters and eight Dragoon spirits.
Yoshida mentions in the post how popular the game was with fans, and how several online petitions calling for a for a prequel, remake or sequel have been formed over the years.
For those unfamiliar with the title, the RPG contains a turn-based battle system between playable characters and CPU-controlled enemies