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Dragon's Lair Confirmed for XBLA

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Matrarch
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Posted on 20 March 12 at 23:59
Since a console isn't really a console until its received a port of Dragon's Lair

Most of you have probably at least heard of Dragon's Lair. The Don Bluth-animated tale featuring the quest (and many, many deaths) of Dirk the Daring has been released on many forms of media since its original release in 1983 as a laser-disc powered arcade game. Yes, from CDs, to flash carts, to just about everything else, if there was a viable platform for Dragon's Lair to land on, it almost certainly saw a release.

For those of you who are somehow unfamiliar with the game, Dragon's Lair puts Dirk the Daring in a variety of death-defying situations as he races to save the lovely Princess Daphne. The gameplay involves the player watching some beautifully animated scenes and picking which direction Dirk should leap to in order to get to safety based on an on screen prompt. Move too slowly, however, and the result will not be kind to our hero

What will be unique to the version of the title that is coming to XBLA thanks to Microsoft and Digital Leisure is that you will be able to use either the Kinect or the standard controller. With Kinect Support, the game will give you prompts as to what motion you'll need to pull off to get through your current obstacle.

In case you'd forgotten what the game looked like in the years that have passed since the last version of Dragon's Lair you played, here are some screens from the title:

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At this time, no release date or pricing information has been revealed.

Credit goes to AC1DGro0ve 3o3 for this story
goldenramoth
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:03
I'm not sure if I should say "lol wut?" or "yay" to this announcement.

this just seems weird to me.
Karashion
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:04
Ah my childhood, may pick this up day one.
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Vic Viper
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:05
Whoa thats a blast from the past, what next Space Ace?
Darthmushu
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:07
Please no Space Ace. I used to play part 2 in the arcade so much I had the game memorized. I would beat it without dying and people would watch it like it was a movie. Never was good at the first. Can't wait to play this. Memories, lol. Ill beat it this time.
KSU BIGMIKE
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:12
Maybe not space ace but how about Dragon's Lair II? Damn games stole enough quarters from me as a little tyke!
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Veteran Forever
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:16
i wont to play this now!!. love this game.
SgtDigglesworth
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:20
I remeber playing this waaaayyyy back...waaaaayyy back....when quarters powered gamer forts!!!
DrShoe1976
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:20
Really!!?
AutomaticOcelot
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:25, Edited on 21 March 12 at 00:26 by AutomaticOcelot
>>With Kinect Support, the game will give you prompts as to what motion you'll need to pull off to get through your current obstacle.<<
Just as Don Bluth always intended... minus the laser beam to zap you if you miss the dodge.

I can only think the most complicated achievement would be "Witness Every Death". Man what a grind...
I have not yet begun to procrastinate!
GnarlyDeadPool
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:28
i can already feel the frustration building up loved this game so much but made me want to pull out my hair
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Masterpasje
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:35
It's a good thing we don't get a port of the NES version! >_<

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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:37
Why Kinect? Cool anyway.
Pure Vapour 420
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:40, Edited on 21 March 12 at 00:45 by Pure Vapour 420
wow i remember these games on the amiga , it was really just a graphical marvel at the time as the gameplay was simply pressing a certain direction at the PRECISE time and its quite stressful and slightly weird if remember rightly...Now with kinect, how the times have changed...smile
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:41, Edited on 21 March 12 at 00:42 by HERKONE29
its the perfect game for kinect,thats whywink
BOB101910 RFP
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:46
Never played this one. Think I was too young. By the time I've seen this game I thought it looked boring. Kinect should make it fun though
TRU x BATMAN
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Last post: 18 Jul at 13:20
Posted on 21 March 12 at 00:49
I've been waiting to see Dragon's Lair on the XBLA since I bought a 360 so I'll definitely be purchasing this.

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Mr Teall
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 01:15
Brain Dead 13?
derwood13 II
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 01:19
Dropped an insane amount of money on this game as a kid. First day buy regardless of price.
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DragonessHera
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Posted on 21 March 12 at 01:24
I wondered if this would ever be released on the 360. Kinect support is a nice bonus.
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