has endured a long and rocky road to release. Initially announced at Tokyo Games Show back in 2010, the game formally known as Project Draco
was one of the first 'core' titles to be announced for Kinect on the Xbox 360. After being delayed just days before its release on Xbox LIVE Arcade in June 2012, the game was finally switched to be an Xbox One exclusive during E3 2013. Tomorrow, the game will finally fall into the hands of gamers.
Unfortunately, the response from many reviewers was that the difficulty could be a little too challenging. Director Yukio Futatsugi has never been one to shy away from difficulty in his previous games, most notably those in the Panzer Dragoon
franchise, but he also realises the importance of not creating a title that will scare away some gamers. As a result, Crimson Dragon
will receive a few balance tweaks before its release tomorrow. I'll let Futatsugi explain:
“Crimson Dragon” is designed to be challenging. This has always been my vision for the game. I want you to feel like you’ve accomplished something each time you master a mission. To be proud of each dragon you’ve worked so hard to evolve to its ultimate form. My challenge as the game director is to find the sweet spot of adhering to my vision for the game while keeping the game from becoming too frustrating. Using the power of Xbox One’s cloud system, we can adjust this balance even after release. Based on the feedback so far, we’ve decided to make some changes even before the game is released.
• We have increased the experience points your dragons will get from each battle, including the experience points you get when you fail a mission.
• Finding your favorite combination of items is an important part of “Crimson Dragon,” so we’ve reduced the cost of items and expanded the availability of jewels (in-game credits) throughout the game.
• We’ve adjusted the different game styles, “Casual” and “Classic”, to better match their intended level of difficulty.
As mentioned above, Crimson Dragon
will be available for download on November 22nd.