VanillaWare’s Next Masterpiece Dragon’s Crown Coming to PS3, PS Vita

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VanillaWare is back to wow artsy gamers with another 2D, hand-drawn masterpiece, continuing the proud tradition of cult classics like Odin Sphere on PS2 and Muramasa: The Demon Blade on Wii into the HD era for the first time ever.

Dragon’s Crown, scheduled for Spring 2012 release on PS3 and PlayStation Vita from publisher UTV Ignition Games, is a medieval brawler-style action game set in a fantastical world of swords and sorcery. Players will venture into labyrinthine dungeons and face deadly monsters as one of six customizable character classes, gathering loot and slaying beasts as a lone adventurer or with a party of brave adventurers in four-player online co-op quests.

The game will look, sound and play identically across both platforms, with “special interoperability features” between PS3 and Vita to be discussed further on down the road. Cloud saving? Cross-platform multiplayer? I sure hope so!

Seriously, I think this may just be THE game of E3 for me. Who’s with me? Feel free to watch the trailer a couple dozen times before answering!

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