Ignition, Atlus execs on Dragon’s Crown switch

Ignition confident title "is in excellent hands."

April 19, 2012 / 11:15 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Ignition Entertainment has handed over the Dragon’s Crown IP to Atlus, who will publish the Vanillaware-developed action RPG in North America and Japan in 2013. Following the news, executives from both Ignition and Atlus parent company Index have commented on the switch.

UTV Ignition Entertainment

“While we are saddened to no longer be associated with the Dragon’s Crown project, we are very confident that the title is in excellent hands with Atlus,” stated Lokesh Dhar, senior vice president of UTV Ignition Entertainment. “Since the initial announcement, information on timing and features in the game have changed and other details regarding design and functionality are yet to be determined. We are confident that Atlus and Vanillaware will deliver the finest game possible.”

Index Digital Media / Atlus

“We are exceedingly proud to become a part of producing and publishing Dragon’s Crown,” stated Shinichi Suzuki, President and CEO of Index Digital Media, Inc. “Vanillaware is a developer beloved for their tremendous visual talent and extraordinary attention to detail. Our previous collaboration with them, Odin Sphere, went on to sell over 350,000 units worldwide, entering the prestigious PlayStation Greatest Hits library. While much work remains, we believe this collaboration will be well worth the wait.”

Dragon’s Crown is due for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in 2013.

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  • Skelter

    It took a while but Atlus has become number 1 for me in the RPG realm, pushing Square Enix to second. They deliver quality while sticking to the formula. It’s to the point where (like this article) whenever I see Atlus involved in a game, I’m instantly sold.

  • Genesis

    I am so happy that ATLUS took over this project. They always deliver and Odin Sphere is definitely one of my top classics. I love that game entirely. Any who, I am a little bummed by the new release date but it’s in the hands of ATLUS now so it’s all good :)

  • LordKaiser

    This is for the best.