New Dragon’s Crown Pro Trailer Introduces the Elf

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Atlus and Vanillaware have shared a new trailer for Dragon’s Crown Pro.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces one of the game’s playable characters, the Elf.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the Elf, via the game’s official website:

A long-lived forest race who are often much older than they appear to human eyes. While slight of body, they are deadly masters of the bow and arrow, using their superior athleticism to fight nimbly and fearlessly from a distance.

The new game will support up to 4K resolution, as well as cross-play with users on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. The game’s soundtrack has been completely re-recorded by a live orchestra.

Dragon’s Crown Pro is launching for PlayStation 4 on February 8th in Japan. A western release hasn’t been confirmed yet – however it shouldn’t be too long. We’ll keep you guys posted!

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  • Mr0303

    She is my main in Dragon’s Crown and I absolutely love the way she plays. Having to ration your arrows (especially the special ones) introduces a level of strategy into the combat.

  • BFG

    Crossplay with PS3/Vita users is a good thing. Wish it was the same case for Puyo Puyo Tetris.

  • Shattno

    Best girl by far.

  • Verus

    ooh, gotta nab that royal package!

  • Wannabe_Baby

    Hope she’s still overpowered.

  • Grim Cube

    The dragon’s crown is already completely playable on a ps3 emulator but i hope they make an official PC release as well so i can buy it to support them making more games like this.

  • s_fnx

    Doubt it since SEGA/Atlus hates PC.

  • Amethyst Eclipse

    I don’t know why but the thumbnail makes me ready to go deep into some slimy caves.

  • Baron Krause

    Just incase you diddnt know, the thumbnail is actually the full sized picture if you right click it and open the picture in a new window http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nichegamer/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/17103929/dragons-crown-pro-11-17-17-1.jpg

  • OldPalpy

    Where’d all the banana go :^)?

  • BFG

    I only recall that Atlus did not particularly like the PS3 emulation website promoting Persona 5. Which is kinda obvious considering it’s still a fairly recent game.

  • catazxy

    If they have a problem with that, there is a solution, a very obvious one….

  • s_fnx

    Nope. They wanted to take down RPCS3’s patreon page just because of Persona 5. Not only they hate free advertising but they also hate the PC platform. Atlus is a shitty company.

  • Jesse (RIP Iwata)

    That’s quite the overreaction just because you’re not getting their games on your preferred platform. Atlus is far from being a shitty company. Like, really far. Especially in an age like this, where companies love to put out half-baked games and such.

  • BFG

    You mean “free advertising” on an emulation program that people likely use with pirated isos/roms ? Because let’s not kid ourselves, even if we have different reasons to justify it.

    You forget that companies are business corporations firstmost.

  • s_fnx

    Yes, it’s still free advertising. People get to know your game and it would be the perfect opportunity for them to release a proper PC port but instead they choose to censor and shut RPCS3 down giving the middle finger and angering the majority of PC players as if them refusing to release their games on PC wasn’t enough.

    I never played a Persona game and I don’t care about the series but that shit they tried to pull got my blood boiling.

  • s_fnx

    It’s really not. I give 0 fucks about Persona but what they tried to do
    with RPCS3 was something only a shitty company could do. If you’re not a PC player that might be hard for you to understand but most PC players aren’t used to bowing down and taking shit from companies like console players are used to do.

    Atlus track record isn’t very great either. They’re know for threatning streamers, giving DMCA to youtubers and so on.

  • Mr. Capo

    They did some shitty things though. SMT IV and EO2U’s DLC practices come to mind.

  • BFG

    They decided to shut down a service that is often engaged with piracy (even if emulation programs themselves arent piracy).

    Someone else advertising that your product is available “for free” (through means) on a platform that you havent officially planned to release isnt something I would accept either as a business.

  • BFG

    They decided to shut down a service that is often engaged with piracy (even if emulation programs themselves arent piracy).

    Someoneelse advertising that your fairly recent product is available “for free” (through means) on a platform that you havent officially planned to release isnt something I would accept either as a business.

  • Sean Sharpe

    Emulation is a very important thing, especially for the preservation of games…

    But a lot of the people who emulate recent games hurt more than they help, since it makes developers/publishers think people just want to steal their games. People who think it’s “free advertising” can argue until they are blue in the face, or point to indie games that made it big… But if the companies themselves actually saw money, they’d have less problems with it.

    ’cause money talks.

  • And you forgot that piracy isn’t lost sales.

  • BFG

    Assuming the people who pirated the iso for the emulation on PC have a PS3 or PS4 to buy the game afterwards.

  • s_fnx

    They had no legal ground. The RPCS3 team removed all mentions of Persona 5 from their Patreon and website because they didn’t want the trouble of going to court even if they were going to win.

    Piracy is not really a issue in this case since those who actually pirated Persona 5 or any other game to emulate wouldn’t actually pay for a legit copy of the game because they most likely don’t own the respective console or aren’t the target audience, which in this case are the owners of the actual console. Emulation piracy, hell, even normal PC games piracy have been proven to have 0 effect on actual sales so that’s a very lame excuse.

  • s_fnx

    That’s not actually true at all. Those people pirating games to play on emulators wouldn’t pay for it in the first place since they don’t own the console and in most cases the publisher of the game already got their money worth with the actual console sales. But if they reall wanted to solve this “problem” they would simply release their game on PC.

  • BFG

    I find this arrogance coming from young PC users quite funny

    Emulation piracy, hell, even normal PC games piracy have been proven to
    have 0 effect on actual sales so that’s a very lame excuse

    Should I take a guess then you can actually back up this argument of “zero effect on sales” about pirating a recent console game and emulating on PC?

  • s_fnx

    Young? I’m probably even older than you. And that’s not arrogance it’s called having standards and doing research instead of believing everything these companies say. I can see how that’s hard for you to do since you bindly follow and believe everything these companies say.

    You want some “proof” besides common sense? Here you go:

    http://www.dsogaming.com/news/piracy-actually-increases-legitimate-sales-of-video-games-according-to-eu-commisions-report/

    Also take a look at SteamSpy and search for some recent franchise AAAs games that use Denuvo and are still uncracked or remained it for a long time. You’ll see that having Denuvo not only does not prevent piracy(games got uncracked really fast until recently) but it also does not boost sales as many early entries in these franchises have a much larger number of owners despite being cracked from day one.

  • Jesse (RIP Iwata)

    Threatening streamers for spoiling the entire game? I mean, honestly, it’s not that bad. It’s a story-heavy game that loses much of its appeal if you watch the entire thing without having to play it. They want people to buy it. You’re acting like it’s bad they want to sell their product to as many people as possible (and yeah, this would be a problem if it were released on PC as well).

    I do play on PC. I try to stick to DRM-free because I know how companies are. I just really don’t think Atlus is all that bad. Every company does things to get more money. I don’t support unreasonable practices, so if once in a while they do that, I don’t support it.

    If you’re angry that they tried to stop people from using RPCS3, well, I understand. But they didn’t do it for no reason. It’s not wrong to want to protect your IP. They wouldn’t have touched it if Persona 5 hadn’t been on it.

    And look, if you’re suggesting that “Piracy is not really a issue in this case since those who actually pirated Persona 5 or any other game to emulate wouldn’t actually pay for a legit copy of the game because they most likely don’t own the respective console or aren’t the target audience, which in this case are the owners of the actual console.”, then you’re the reason they tried to shut this service down. Atlus, as a company, did nothing wrong to you or RPCS users, but you sure as hell pirated and illegally distributed their game.

    Company or not, a person deserves the right to protect their IP.

  • BFG

    Those people pirating games to play on emulators wouldn’t pay for it in the first place

    Doesnt that mean Atlus wanting to prevent that kind of “advertisement” for a product still in sale on another platform, is somehow justified then? And completely nullify whatever else you said ?

    But if they reall wanted to solve this “problem” they would simply release their game on PC.

    Which is why I find the arrogance quite funny

  • BFG

    Those people pirating games to play on emulators wouldn’t pay for it in the first place

    Doesnt that mean Atlus wanting to prevent that kind of “advertisement” for a product still in sale on another platform, is somehow justified then? And completely nullify whatever else you and the survey said ?

    In a nutshell, you’re just angry that Atlus doesnt want that kind of “emulation advertisement” for a product still in sale in another active platform And you feel the arrogance to say a business company should answer to your demands afterwards (for something you dont even seem to care but “pc master race” amirite).

  • s_fnx

    “Doesnt that mean Atlus wanting to prevent that kind of “advertisement” for a product still in sale on another platform, is somehow justified then?”

    Nope. No one’s to blame if someone download their games to play it on a emulator. Emulation itself is not piracy and they can’t try to shut down a whole emulator just because they got butthurt at the thought of someone playing their games through an emulator without even paying.

    Again if they want to prevent that they might as well just release their game officially on PC. Unless they have a way to prove that the RPCS3 team distributed illegal copies of their games or that some user downloaded them they can’t do shit.

    Even if I don’t like their games it doesn’t mean I can turn a blind eye to what they tried to do. Why didn’t they notified the RPCS3 and kindly asked for them to not advertise Persona 5 on their website instead of trying to take their patreon down? It’s not about being part of “The PC Master Race” but PC players tend to stick together way more than console players so when a company tries to do something like this it’s almost impossible for them to not get some kind of hate or backlash.

  • s_fnx

    I’m just gonna copy/paste it from my other answer:

    No one’s to blame if someone download their games to play it on a emulator. Emulation itself is not piracy and they can’t try to shut down a whole emulator just because they got butthurt at the thought of someone playing their games through an emulator without even paying.

    Again if they want to prevent that they might as well just release their game officially on PC. Unless they have a way to prove that the RPCS3 team distributed illegal copies of their games or that some user downloaded them they can’t do shit.

    Even if I don’t like their games it doesn’t mean I can turn a blind eye to what they tried to do. Why didn’t they notified the RPCS3 and kindly asked for them to not advertise Persona 5 on their website instead of trying to take their patreon down? It’s not about being part of “The PC Master Race” but PC players tend to stick together way more than console players so when a company tries to do something like this it’s almost impossible for them to not get some kind of hate or backlash.

  • Cats736

    >They wanted to take down RPCS3’s patreon page just because of Persona 5

    …Because they were using Persona logos.

  • Cats736

    They did some shitty things though. SMT IV and EO2U’s DLC practices come to mind.

    Don’t forget the censorship of Mask of Deception.

  • Sean Sharpe

    Well, if they don’t own the console and resort to piracy…

    Why would a company even both with PC ports? While I personally think it’s stupid Atlus seems to have a policy of no PC ports, the company in general seems to hold to the very old, very Japanese idea that console exclusives are a good thing. Dumb? Very…

    But PC gamers aren’t going to win them over by piracy. It’ll just further convince them that they are not their audience in the first place…

    And in my personal experience, most people who pirate to play on emulators are cheap bastards no matter how much they want to think they aren’t.

    “Oh, I wouldn’t buy to play about a dozen or so games… So I’ll just play them on emulators!” I mean, if it was one or two games, I could buy it… But in my personal experience it rarely is.

  • s_fnx

    “Well, if they don’t own the console and resort to piracy…Why would a company even both with PC ports? ”

    Because that’s 2 completely different things? Again like I said it before most of these companies already made all the profit they could make from console sales. I’m no moralfag and I would NEVER pay for a console game just to play it on a emulator and I’m certainly not a “cheap bastard” as I have more than 500 games on Steam.

    “But PC gamers aren’t going to win them over by piracy.”
    Why do we need to “win them over”? It’s actually the contrary if they want to see money from PC players they need to port their games. They aren’t lose any money from people playing pirated games on a emulator.

    Want me to pay for your game? It’s simple: port it to PC or fuck off.