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