Dragon's Crown cross-play patch comes to Europe

The global tour of Dragon's Crown cross-play culminates in Europe, after NIS America announced the patch enabling play between PS3 and Vita adventurers is live across the region. The fear was the patch would take a while longer; NIS America originally said it was "due in the coming months." Thankfully, it's only taken weeks, so Euro-friends can hack-and-slash all manner of beautifully drawn monsters in cross-platform contentment.

Vanillaware's gorgeous brawler was a critical hit with us, and perhaps slightly more importantly for publisher Atlus a commercial success in Japan, where it shipped 300,000 copies in its first week.
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Santa Ana, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2013) – NIS America is proud to announce that a patch enabling
Cross-Play functionality for Dragon's Crown™, which will allow players on PS3 and PS Vita to
play together, is now live and ready to update across Europe. Developed by Vanillaware and
directed by George Kamitani, Dragon's Crown is a 2–D multiplayer action beat 'em up from
the developers of Odin Sphere and GRiMgRiMoiRe. Dragon's Crown features breathtaking
visuals that bring the fantastic characters and monsters to life with fluid artistry. Players can
engage in local or online co-op play for dozens of hours of intense dragon-slaying action.

For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com/dragonscrown

Key Features:
Unparalleled HD visual design: From the maker of Odin Sphere, Vanillaware painstakingly
hand-paints every detail-creating a lush, vibrant storybook aesthetic where everything is
animated in gorgeous full 1080p HD.
Play as 6 unique character classes: Choose from 6 fantastical characters-each possessing
different abilities and strengths that will aid you as you traverse through the darkest of
dungeons.
Up to 4 person multiplayer action: Play cooperatively to overcome your foes with up to 3 of
your friends locally or via PlayStation®Network on the PS3 or PS Vita. Each time players
adventure together, they can expect a different experience and hours of satisfying
adventuring. Cross-platform play is not supported, but players can engage in local and
online multiplayer.
Loot galore: Dungeons aren't just about the fighting! Unseen treasures are hidden inside
locked chests, and they can be appraised to determine their strength. See if you can find
rare treasures!
Customize your journey: Earn Skill Points by completing quests or leveling up, and use them
to enhance your character's abilities with common and class-specific skills!
Dungeon variety: Monsters won't be the only obstacles on your journey. Dungeons also
contain traps and hidden rooms! Explore the dungeons and conquer them all!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.