Ever since the birth of pop culture, fantasy worlds have always been a go-to for adventure. Whether the works of Tolkien, Sword and Sorcery movies, the Fighting Fantasy game-books, or good old-fashioned D&D, it seems every generation has an audience eager for tales of evil wizards, enchanted pixies, stout dwarven fighters and beautiful warrior maidens.
Dragon's Crown, which launched for PS3 and PS Vita back in 2013, was a love letter to all of the above, while simultaneously being a celebration of classic gaming itself. Dragon's Crown blends veteran elements of fantasy RPGs with retro arcade action, all daubed in nostalgic artwork instantly recalling metal albums and tabletop gaming manuals of yore.
For a new generation of players, Atlus and Vanillaware have polished up the somewhat divisive title for release on the PS4. The game has received a visual and aural upgrade to excite veteran fans while also hoping to hook a whole new generation of adventurers. Grab your sword and polish your helmet, as we return to Hydeland once more, in search of the Dragon's Crown.