Inti Creates Reveals Dark-Fantasy Action-RPG “Dragon: Marked for Death” for Switch

Inti Creates has announced Dragon: Marked for Death.

The new game is described as a dark fantasy-themed action RPG, and it’s coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime this winter, via the eShop.

Players can progress through the game by themselves or cooperatively with up to three other players, locally or online. Most of its development staff involve veterans from the Mega Man Zero series.

Here are the first screenshots and key artwork:

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Inti Creates:


Dragon: Marked for Death is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG game where up to 4 players can play together in either local multiplayer or online multiplayer. Refreshing, feel-good level designs based around intuitive 2D action-based gameplay await!

Key Features:

  • Play through the game as one of four Dragonkin characters! – The characters, known as the Dragonkin, have forged a pact with dragons which granted them special new powers. You can choose any one of the Princess, Warrior, Shinobi, or Witch characters to play as.
  • Each playable character has different strengths and abilities! – The Princess is a well-balanced DPS character, the Warrior is a Tank class character that protects the party with his high defense, the Shinobi is DPS that places emphasis on movement on tricky attacks, and the Witch can both heal her allies and damage her enemies.
  • A fascinating and immersive dark fantasy world! – Carefully drawn pixel art from some of the industry’s best pixelmancers paints the entire picture and brings players right into the dark fantasy setting.

Exclusive Features:

  • Work together with your companions to progress through stages! – In Dragon: Marked for Death, working together with your companions opens up a whole new realm of possibilities when it comes to defeating enemies and traversing stages.
  • Battle against gargantuan bosses! – Absolutely gigantic bosses that are bigger than the entire screen await our heroes. Work together with your comrades to take down these larger than life baddies!
  • Dozens and dozens of hours worth of gameplay! – Make no mistake, Dragon: Marked for Death is a massive game for its genre. With single stages that span 200 tp 400 screens, over 30 main quests, and tons of side quests to tackle, players have tons of playtime to look forward to!

Key Staff:

  • Director: Ryota Ito 
    Megaman Zero series (Director), Megaman ZX series (Director), Megaman 9 (Director), Megaman 10 (Director)
  • Character Designer: Toru Nakayama 
    Megaman Zero 1-3 (Character Designer, Illustrator), Megaman ZX (Character Designer)
  • Chief Character Graphics Designer: Horikatsu Maeda 
    Megaman Zero 1-3 (Character Graphics), Megaman Zero 4 (Character Designer, Illustrator), Megaman ZX series (Character Graphics), Azure Striker Gunvolt series (Character Graphics), Blaster Master Zero (Character Graphics)
  • Scenario Writer (Planning), World Planner: Makoto Yabe 
    Megaman Zero 3-4 (Scenario Writer), Megaman ZX series (Scenario Writer, Character Designer, Illustrator)
  • Sound Producer: Ippo Yamada 
    Megaman Zero series (Sound Director, Sound Producer), Megaman ZX series (Sound Director, Sound Producer), Megaman 9 (Sound Director, Sound Producer), Megaman 10 (Sound Director, Sound Producer), Azure Striker Gunvolt series (Sound Director, Sound Producer), Blaster Master Zero (Sound Director, Sound Producer)
  • Main Programmer: Akihiro Shishido 
    Megaman Zero series (Programmer), Megaman ZX series (Main Programmer)
  • Lead Programmer: Shinichi Sema 
    Megaman Zero series (Programmer), Megaman 9 (Main Programmer)
  • Producer: Takuya Aizu 
    Megaman Zero series (Main Programmer, Producer), Megaman ZX series (Producer), Megaman 9 (Producer), Megaman 10 (Producer), Azure Striker Gunvolt series (Producer), Blaster Master Zero (Producer)
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  • Captain Vidya

    All those Megaman Zero veterans INCLUDING more Toru Nakayama art? Ooh, baby, sign me up!

  • MonsterGogo

    Oh my god mmz art, I love it dearly already!

  • Sergio Nacher Fernández

    >Switch and 3DS eclusive

    Meh.

  • Antonio Capillo

    Ehm, the site says switch only, there’s no word about a 3ds release. The old project from 2011 was a 3ds game

  • >Nintenshit only
    IT WAS A WAAAASTE

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Looks neat.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    I feel it.

  • Eighto

    This is what I’ve been missing from my life.

  • Hiecchi

    In one or two years the game will be released on steam and after that as a hd remake for ps4
    Why?
    Nintendo Fans dont buy a switch for such games, they bought it for nintendo games and that is not a nintendo game

  • mega jew

    It’s not on *platform*!!

  • The Clansman

    Well they have been doing okay with Blaster Master Zero, Mighty Gunvolt Burst and now Gunvolt 1+2. You don’t seem to know much about Inti Creates.

  • Hiecchi

    Gunvolt 1 is on steam, Mighty Gunvolt too
    Blaster master was released this year, its too new for steam
    Maybe 2018?

  • Why put it on the 3ds? Kill off the 3ds already!

  • looks pretty cool.

  • Louis

    It sounds great, it looks great, but I just have one question: will it have cross-platform multiplayer between 3DS and Switch?

  • malbhet

    Better buy a switch boi lol:D

  • MISTER6AME

    Gunvolt 2 is not on steam i wish i have.

  • RetroGamer

    Seeing “Inti Creates” always seizes my attention.

  • RetroGamer

    Inti-creates games are actually do pretty well on Nintendo consoles.

  • Envy-Noson

    I want it

  • The Clansman

    Oh yeah I meant Mighty Gunvolt Burst. Still no PS4 though, which is what you said.

  • Shattno

    It’s like MMZ meets Odin Sphere, sign me up!

  • malbhet

    Nowhere in the description does It say it’s coming to the 3ds, it just says “coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime this winter, via the eShop”. It began as a 3ds game but was canceled. This is a Switch exclusive most likely.

  • malbhet

    It’s not coming to the 3ds. What are you all reading to come to that conclusion?!

  • Good.

  • FreshSnug

    Nintendo huh? Oh boy another Gunvolt Fiasco.