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Vanillaware will wrap up its DLC plans for the PS Vita brawler Muramasa Rebirth early next month with the launch of "Hell's Where the Heart Is," the fourth and last entry in the "Genroku Legends" expanded storyline. Muramasa's final DLC chapter stars the Lord of Hell's daughter Rajyaki, who must s...

August 22nd 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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All Dragon's Crown wants for Christmas is a massive new dungeon, increased level cap and a bit more soul-crushing difficulty. Fortunately, developer Vanillaware has an in with Saint Nick. Previously, Dragon's Crown allowed players to develop their chosen brawlers to level 99. As of today, that cap...

December 20th 2013 at 11:45pm 0 Comments
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Atlus has shipped more than 800,000 copies of Dragon's Crown since the game's launch in August, Games Industry reports. Dragon's Crown is the 2D RPG and beat 'em up from Vanillaware, and our review touches on possible reasons for its success. For one, "combat in Dragon's Crown is fluid, satisfying...

December 3rd 2013 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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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." Thankfu...

October 22nd 2013 at 9:05am 0 Comments
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Following a March release in Japan and a June release in North America, Aksys Games has announced that Muramasa Rebirth is now available to European Vita owners via PlayStation Network download. As its name suggests, Muramasa Rebirth is an enhanced re-release of 2009's Wii-exclusive Muramasa: The...

October 16th 2013 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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The cross-play update for Dragon's Crown is live. If you purchased Dragon's Crown on either PS3 or PS Vita, you'll find you can now install the update and play on the other system at no extra cost. Dragon's Crown is a 2D beat-em-up developed by Japanese outfit Vanillaware, the same studio who bro...

October 15th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Muramasa Rebirth will launch this fall in Europe, Aksys Games recently announced. The PlayStation Vita port of Muramasa: The Demon Blade, which first launched in 2009 for Wii, retains the side-scrolling action drawn to life by Vanillaware, the creators of Odin Sphere and Dragon's Crown. Aksys note...

August 23rd 2013 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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The latest NISAmerica newsletter reveals Dragon's Crown is coming to Europe, Australia, and other PAL regions on October 11, and confirms the art book pre-order bonus is available at select retailers. The PS3 and Vita brawler is already out in North America and Japan, getting off to a storming star...

August 15th 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Dragon's Crown scaled to heights of 300,000 shipments in its first week at retail, a welcome boost for publisher Atlus amid the financial struggles of its parent company. Those figures are restricted to Japanese shipments (including download purchases), and could rise dramatically after Tuesday, A...

August 2nd 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Beat-'em-ups have been through a bit of a rough patch lately. The arcade-style brawler suffered a decline that coincided with the downfall of arcades themselves, and aside from standout efforts like Castle Crashers and Double Dragon Neon, little has been done in recent years to progress or revitali...

July 31st 2013 at 3:36pm 0 Comments
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This is it. It's the final pre-launch trailer for Dragon's Crown, the fantastical brawler notorious for all sorts of huge reasons. Dragon's Crown will hit PS3 for $50 and Vita for $40 on August 6, along with DLC that's free for one month after release. Are you brave enough to watch one more video...

July 30th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments