Dragon’s Crown U.S. box art, art book cover
posted on 05.09.13 at 05:34 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Atlus keeps Japanese artwork for U.S. release.

Fans of Dragon’s Crown‘s Japanese box art and pre-order art book cover shan’t be disappointed with its western cover art.

Because they’re exactly the same!

The VanillaWare-developed PlayStation 3 and PS Vita action RPG is due out for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in North America on August 6.

If you missed the latest round of details, catch up here.

View the artwork in high-res at the gallery.

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  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Does the artbook come with both VITA and PS3 versions?

    • AnimusVox

      This is my first time hearing about this art book. I must know what I must do to acquire this item.

      • Raoni Marques


    • Elvick

      Wondering that, I ordered both. Does that mean I get two? That’d be awesome. If it’s limited to one per costumer, then I’d switch my Vita order elsewhere to get two. :p

  • Raoni Marques

    Artbook is for pre orders or will it be avaliable for sale?

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Hope it’s included at Gamestop I really hope so cause the Gamestop where I live here in Seaside,Ca. is less than 2 miles away from my house.

  • http://www.guidingtech.com/ Alvaro Bernedo

    Awful. I think the placeholder one is much better, although not as commercial though.

    • AdamBoy64

      Yes. I know we’re in the minority, but I don’t like it either.

      • Gramps

        hey its on nokia hong kong website now ,sells at their nokia stores there. not sure how to order. Conversations keeps modding my post lol damn them

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I must have that art book! I don’t think Atlus has made it clear if this is a pre-order bonus or not?

    • http://twitter.com/VGibelli90 viktor gibelli

      Obviously it’s for pre order

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        That’s what I figured, of course. I made that statement because the art book has yet to be listed on any of the games pre-order webpages.

        • Elvick

          Hopefully they update their databases soon, because I want to make sure amazon.ca has them. I’m not missing out on my long standing preorder that happens to be below retail… for the PS3 version anyway. Saving $10. :D

          Guess if needed, I can switch my Vita version elsewhere. Wonder if I get two…

  • Raiyu

    Here’s hoping newegg gets it…I have a $29.99 Vita pre-order from them haha.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Did you check their site? they have it

      • Raiyu

        I know its listed on Atlus site, but I figured those are just places that take pre-orders. Not those that’ll have the bonus artbook.

  • PrinceHeir

    so wait is it pre order exclusive to all retailers(like Soul Sacrifice)

    or selected only?

    please someone confirm to me where to pre order so i can pre order both versions in one go(i also expect two artbooks with me)

    August will be my Dragon’s Month!!!!

    i’ll buy Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen, Dungeon’s and Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Collection and Dragon’s Crown all in one day!!!!!!!!

    these game represents what a beat em’ up is all about.

    can’t wait for this!!!

  • DrForbidden


    Amazon won’t accept international orders for Dragon’s Crown…

    • Raoni Marques

      That sucks, dude…I was planning to import too. Do you know if any other store is giving the artbook?

      • DrForbidden

        I have no idea, man. Gamestop may be the only option, provided they are willing to ship the game internationally. If you just want the game, you can order from Play-Asia, but there’s a very good chance you WON’T get the pre-order bonus if you order from them.

        • Raoni Marques

          I thought about Gamestop, but it costs 60 bucks to ship to Brazil, so no way I’m buying it there. I might check Play-Asia to see if they have the artbook or not, but as you said, chances are real slim.

          • DrForbidden

            Try checking VPG, since they are one of the few stores on the list of official participating retailers that ship internationally.

            • Raoni Marques


              Is this the one? Sorry, but I’ve never heard about VPG before, and if this is not the right one, can you give me a link? Hope I’m not asking too much lol

              • new_tradition

                It’s the right one. Can’t comment on their international reliability, but I ordered Raidou Kuzunoha vs the Soulless Army from their Amazon Store, and it came in less than a week (though granted, the location is in the same province as I’m in, lol).

                • Raoni Marques

                  I think I’ll have to use that if I can’t find any other store with international shipping then. I’ll check Play-Asia and see if they’ll have the artbook, since they ship it free to Brazil lol. Thanks for the info, man.

  • Sevyne

    For those asking about who participating retailers are for the preorder bonus,


    The bottom lists them with links directly to the order pages.

    • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

      Which of these store will ship internationally? Or at least Indonesia.

      • Sevyne

        I think VGP does.

    • PrinceHeir

      thanks for the links :D

      now i know where to pre order :)

  • Learii

    is look great

  • DrForbidden

    Ugh, Gamestop shipping to me is USD25, even more than Amazon’s Expedited International. I don’t have a choice, though, since none of the other stores will ship to me and VGP appears to have started IP-blocking for some reason…

    • DrForbidden

      Well, turns out I can’t even order from GameStop at the moment. This is what happens:

      1). Enter shipping address – Check
      2). Enter billing address – Check
      – Address does not match standardized format –
      3). Look for clues as to what ‘standardized format’ is used – None
      4). Re-enter billing address with variation 1 – Check
      – Address does not match standardized format –
      5). Re-enter billing address with variation 2 – Check
      – Address does not match records with financial institution –
      6). Re-enter billing address to match address format on file with bank
      – Address does not match standardized format –

      Well, derp.

      Welcome to GameStop, where the website was designed by Larry, proofread and checked by Curly, and maintained by Moe.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’ve had this problem before. Try adding it to cart and buying as a guest. That has worked for me before.

        I finally got my account fixed when I merged it and my power up rewards account. I have no idea why that fixed it… lol

        • DrForbidden

          I was using Guest. I don’t have a Gamestop account. The problem is that they insist on a certain format for the addresses in their system (because it saves them actually having to train incompetent staff to think for themselves when reading and writing addresses), and this address format does not appear to be compatible with that used by the bank. I e-mailed customer service, but there has been no response, nor do I expect them to be able to resolve anything.

          As for VGP, I get nothing but a 403 when I attempt to use their site…

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Hmmmm … What other choices do you have? You could maybe wait and see if someone lists it on ebay?

            I guess trying to buy some kind of gamestop gift card locally and use it on the gamestop website is not a choice?

            i’d like to help if possible. How much does amazon charge? I have amazon prime, I could maybe try and use it to help?

            • DrForbidden

              Wow. Thanks, dude. Wasn’t expecting anyone to offer help. :)

              I haven’t decided yet what to do. Work has been crazy this past few days, and will remain so for a couple of weeks. The problem is with the addresses, so a gift card may or may not help. That is, a giftcard can bypass the credit card stage but cannot guarantee they won’t flag the delivery address and refuse to ship for some reason.

              One possible way to play this out is, if you have a Paypal account, I can send you money and you can order the game from Amazon using the free shipping option, then forward it to me. I’d hate to trouble you for it, though. It’s not like I could buy you coffee or a burger for your trouble, since I am across the planet…

              I’ll let you know once I’ve thought it over? Thank you very much for your offer. :)

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    I wish this was Cross-buy but since it’s not, probably going to go with the Vita SKU, even if that Vanillaware art would look so good on the HDTV.

  • Areksu Hideki

    Inoffensive, but awful and rushed looking.

    Thank you controversy!

    • Elvick

      Yeah, it’s not like it’s the same as the Japanese art or anything. Oh…

      • Areksu Hideki

        Which doesn’t actually mean a reduction of sexuality wasn’t a factor in both. The artist was personally hammered for this stuff. Maybe it was like this all along, or maybe both were changed so as not to stir up another controversy on the internet, which is just a tad outside national borders.

        Neither of us know, but I’d be very interested in finding out. Either way I’m getting this game, Shadows over Mystiera was amazing fun, and this looks like that dialed to 11.