If you were a fan of role-playing games in the turn of the century, chances are you heard of The Legend of Dragoon. It was one of the few PlayStation games that utilized four CDs to hold its content, and was typically well-received. Following its Japanese release on the PlayStation Network in 2010, the game will be released in North America next month.
The Legend of Dragoon follows the story of Dart, who sets out to rescue Seles, a childhood friend of his. The game plays like a standard Japanese role-playing game, but adds a few twists with the inclusion of the Additions fighting mechanic and the Dragoon concept, which allows playable characters to transform into more powerful forms.
Interestingly, the game’s producer, Shu Yoshida, stated that following the game’s release, developer Sony Computer Entertainment Japan began work on a sequel to the game, but it was ultimately canceled.
I still occasionally hear from fans of The Legend of Dragoon, and many want to know if there is a sequel. LOD2 was put into preproduction after I left the Japan Studio, but was eventually cancelled for some unknown reason, and the team members moved on to different projects. Some people still work in the Japan Studio, so we talk about the memories of developing LOD when we see each other at company functions.
The Legend of Dragoon will be released as a PSone Classic on May 1 in North America, and will be playable on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.
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