Dragon's Lair Confirmed for XBLA

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
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.
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Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.