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Panzer Dragoon Legacy Has a New Site Banner

Panzer Dragoon Legacy Has a New Site Banner
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I’ve made a couple of small changes to the site’s layout, adding a new art banner to the top of the website and removing some of the extra black space around the social media icons by decreasing the size of the logo.

The old banner, created by Legaiaflame, has served us well. The banner depicted dragons from both the Panzer Dragoon and Crimson Dragon franchises, with a mostly empty space in between representing the bleakness of Panzer Dragoon’s post-apocalyptic world.

But we are no longer living in the time of Crimson Dragon, with the focus of this site returning sharply to Panzer Dragoon in recently years (particularly with the impending release of Panzer Dragoon: Remake). As such, I’ve chosen a new banner based on this great fan art of the Blue Dragon fighting an Imperial battle crusier which artist Murozmuromuro has kindly let us use as our banner. It represents both the events of the original Panzer Dragoon and the upcoming remake, so it should communicate what the site is about to both old and new fans alike.

Part 8 of the Art of Panzer Dragoon: Remake Gives Us a First Look At the Creature From the Intro

Part 8 of the Art of Panzer Dragoon: Remake Gives Us a First Look At the Creature From the Intro
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Panzer Dragoon’s iconic introduction full motion video sequence is fondly remembered by fans. It was amazing that the Sega Saturn could render such a lengthy story sequence in full 3D (compared to what the previous console generation was capable of). If you remember the intro, you will likely recall the scene where Kyle is chased through an Ancient ruin by a pure-type bio-engineered monster, with the creature eventually being crushed by a falling rock. The latest “Art of Panzer Dragoon: Remake” update gives us a glimpse of what this creature will look like (a work in progress) in the upcoming remake.

Video Details for "The Art of Panzer Dragoon: Remake Part 8: The Monster From the Intro"

It hasn’t been confirmed that this model will be used in the new introduction of the game, but it’s very likely that this will be the case. Although Panzer Dragoon’s introduction was groundbreaking at the time, a lot has changed over the last twenty five years and Saturn full motion videos haven’t aged well. So, a replacement of some sort will be required. I’m excited to see what the Panzer Dragoon: Remake team can come up with using today’s technology.

Introducing the Literature Section and Tags

Introducing the Literature Section and Tags
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Over the years we’ve added more and more content to Panzer Dragoon Legacy. Figuring out how the organise all of this content has proven to be both a challenge and a learning experience, and there’s no question we’ve accumulated some baggage along the way. This week I sat down and reorganised some of website’s content in order to simplify things and make the content easier to find and share going forward.

First up is the introduction of the new Literature section which combines the previous Articles, Links, Poems, Resources, and Stories media types into a single “Literature” index page under “Browse by Media Type” in the lefthand navigation. Each literature page contains a unique number in the URL, ensuring links will continue to work if we rename or recategorise pages, which is becoming increasingly important as more content is shared on social media directly. The Encyclopaedia remains seperate, however these pages are now also numbered.

I’ve removed the Links section and replaced it with two articles: Panzer Dragoon Websites and Other Gaming Websites. Unfortunately most of the old Panzer Dragoon fan sites are now dead, so the first article is primarily a collection of Internet Archive links. But they’re a fun nostalgia trip for those who grew up in the era of personal websites, before the rise of the Empire.

The latest contributions in all of the main media types can now be found on the Contributions Feed (previously it only included pictures). As we’ve been doing with new fan art, we’ll share other new contributions directly on our social media pages.

Finally, I’ve introduced a new way of finding content on the site: browsing by tag. Tags work in a similar way to the related links displayed at the bottom of encyclopaedia entries, except we also have tags for topics that don’t have a dedicated page in the encyclopaedia. For example, the tag page for Atolm Dragon looks like this.

This year it will be twenty years since I started working on my original Panzer Dragoon website, Azel Online. Some of the content from Azel Online is still on Panzer Dragoon Legacy. I hope the current structure will be robust enough to last another twenty years; indeed, I intend that this site will become more of a stable archive from here on, rather than something which constantly changes. With Panzer Dragoon: Remake coming out soon, a whole new generation of Panzer Dragoon fans will be introduced to the series, contributing new literature and other content of their own.

All of the Fan Art From the Second Half of 2019

All of the Fan Art From the Second Half of 2019
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During the second half of 2019 we introduced a new way of sharing contributions, particularly the Contributions Feed where we’ve been posting lots of art. I thought it would be worthwhile posting the new fan art we’ve accumulated in a single post.

Kyle and the Blue Dragon Lagi Craymen Atolm Dragon Craymen Orta's Dragon  Craymen and Maple Orta and Her Dragon Dragon near Ancient Ruin Blue Dragon Panzer Dragoon Tribute Sketch Panzer Dragoon Tribute Sketch Panzer Dragoon Tribute Sketch Panzer Dragoon Inktober 2019 Fan Art Blue Dragon Lagi, Lundi, and the Destruction of Elpis Kyle and the Blue Dragon Panzer Dragoon Sketch Panzer Dragoon on Nintendo Switch Panzer Dragoon on Nintendo Switch (Work in Progress) Azel and Edge Orta and Her Dragon Sketch Azel on a Cliff Orta and Her Dragon Ink and Pencil Drawing (1 of 2) Orta and Her Dragon Ink and Pencil Drawing (2 of 2) Tribute to Panzer Dragoon Panzer Dragoon Saga Tribute
Panzer Dragoon Jack’o’lantern (1 of 3) Panzer Dragoon Jack’o’lantern (2 of 3) Panzer Dragoon Jack’o’lantern (3 of 3)
Azel Halloween Pumpkin (1 of 2) Azel Halloween Pumpkin (2 of 2)
Polymer Clay Craymen Figure Sterling Silver Imperial Pendant Craymen Keychain (1 of 2) Craymen Keychain (2 of 2)
Panzer Dragoon Modded Saturn Controller (1 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Modded Saturn Controller (2 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Modded Saturn Controller (3 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Modded Saturn Controller (4 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Modded Saturn 3D Controller (1 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Modded Saturn 3D Controller (2 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Modded Saturn 3D Controller (3 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Modded Saturn 3D Controller (4 of 4)
Panzer Dragoon Car Sticker (1 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Car Sticker (2 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Car Sticker (3 of 4) Panzer Dragoon Car Sticker (4 of 4)
Custom Panzer Dragoon Saga Saturn Console (1 of 8) Custom Panzer Dragoon Saga Saturn Console (2 of 8) Custom Panzer Dragoon Saga Saturn Console (3 of 8) Custom Panzer Dragoon Saga Saturn Console (4 of 8) Custom Panzer Dragoon Saga Saturn Console (5 of 8) Custom Panzer Dragoon Saga Saturn Console (6 of 8) Custom Panzer Dragoon Saga Saturn Console (7 of 8) Custom Panzer Dragoon Saga Saturn Console (8 of 8)

It was an amazing half-year for fan art, with all of this accumulated in just a few months. Thanks to everyone who contributed! We have even more fan contributions in the pipeline for next year, so keep following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Discord to see what’s new.

Card of Darkness: The Remixes Available For Pre-Order, Featuring Saori Kobayashi

Card of Darkness: The Remixes Available For Pre-Order, Featuring Saori Kobayashi
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Brave Wave have announced a new remix album for the Apple Arcade game Card of Darkness, now available to pre-order on Bandcamp. Originally composed by Stemage, the second track, “Ergo, Where Go?”, is a remix by none other than Saori Kobayashi, composer of Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta.

Pre-Order “Card of Darkness: The Remixes” on Bandcamp

You can pre-order the album today (goes live on December 16), as well as sample other Brave Wave albums, many of which also feature music by Kobayashi.

Panzer Dragoon Legacy Celebrates the Long Awaited Return of Shenmue

Panzer Dragoon Legacy Celebrates the Long Awaited Return of Shenmue
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It’s great that we’re close to seeing a return of the Panzer Dragoon series after such a long hiatus. Today marks the long awaited return of another classic Sega franchise: Shenmue. Take a moment to celebrate the launch of Shenmue III with us, eighteen years after it’s last instalment, by enjoying screenshots of a Panzer Dragoon cameo featured in Shenmue I & II.

Shenmue Solo Wing Toy Capsule (1 of 5) Shenmue Solo Wing Toy Capsule (2 of 5) Shenmue Solo Wing Toy Capsule (3 of 5) Shenmue Solo Wing Toy Capsule (4 of 5) Shenmue Solo Wing Toy Capsule (5 of 5)

It would be been nice to capture a screenshot of the toy Solo Wing in Ryo’s hand, but given the random nature of the toy capsule collection that would been a time consuming endeavour, time better spent playing Shenmue III.

A New Approach to How We Share Contributions

A New Approach to How We Share Contributions
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Traditionally we’ve always posted new art and other content that fans contribute as news updates here on the front page of Panzer Dragoon Legacy. However, the way in which people consume content has changed considerably (“social media” didn’t even exist when I founded this site in 2002). Many people only follow us on social media now instead of checking the website for updates.

Today we’re introducing a new approach to how contributions are shared. We’ll now post art and other contributions directly to three social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and Discord. Instead of following along on the Panzer Dragoon Legacy website, you can follow us on any of these three platforms for new content.

We have also set up a new Instagram page; like our YouTube channel, Instagram will be used for media updates, so be sure to follow on Instagram if you want to see our content there.

And then there are those of us who like to get updates the old school way: manually checking a website without all the noise of social media. Panzer Dragoon Legacy has always featured every new contribution here on it’s front page. Now, new contributions will become visible in a Contributions Feed instead. This will allow us to share contributions faster, without the ceremony of a news update to go with it. We may post a summary of new contributions from time to time, but the primary way of seeing which contributions are new will be to check the feed.

We encourage you to follow along on whatever channel suits your style of consumption.

Watch IcogamerXC's Cosplay Act of the First Disc of Panzer Dragoon Saga

Watch IcogamerXC's Cosplay Act of the First Disc of Panzer Dragoon Saga
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Panzer Dragoon Saga Disc 1 like you’ve never seen it before!

Video Details for "Panzer Dragoon Saga Cosplay Act"

(Update 26/12/2019) We’ve also added some behind the scenes photos of the event to our gallery.

Panzer Dragoon Saga Cosplay Act (1 of 5) Panzer Dragoon Saga Cosplay Act (2 of 5) Panzer Dragoon Saga Cosplay Act (3 of 5) Panzer Dragoon Saga Cosplay Act (4 of 5) Panzer Dragoon Saga Cosplay Act (5 of 5)

My thanks goes to IcogamerXC and his sister for their entertaining performance.

Panzer Dragoon Mini Packaging and Manual Scans

Panzer Dragoon Mini Packaging and Manual Scans
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Panzer Dragoon: Remake won’t be the first portable game in the series. Back in the 90s, Sega released a spin off title called Panzer Dragoon Mini for the Game Gear. Skye Welse has kindly submitted some photos of the game’s packaging, manual, and warranty card.

Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Manual 1 of 7 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Manual 2 of 7 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Manual 3 of 7 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Manual 4 of 7 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Manual 5 of 7 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Manual 6 of 7 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Manual 7 of 7 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Warranty Card 1 of 2 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Warranty Card 2 of 2 Panzer Dragoon Mini NTSC-J Version Cartridge in Packaging

For completeness, you can view all of the Panzer Dragoon Mini product photos, including those previously submitted by Lance Way, over in the Panzer Dragoon Mini Product Pictures category.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake at Tokyo Game Show 2019

Panzer Dragoon: Remake at Tokyo Game Show 2019
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Tokyo Game Show is upon us, and with it more Panzer Dragoon: Remake footage from Forever Entertainment’s booth. Thanks to Wildman for capturing this close up footage:

On Twitter, Benjamin (CEO of TA Publishing, subsidiary of Forever Entertainment) also replied to tweets from Wildman regarding the game, clarifying that the game is still very much a work-in-progress and many of the flaws mentioned by Wildman will be corrected in their next development version.

And the photo displayed here? It’s of none other than original Panzer Dragoon creator Yukio Futatsugi together with members of the remake team (original tweet). They’ve also linked to a photo of them having dinner and with Panzer Dragoon Saga composer Saori Kobayashi.

Panzer Dragoon World Interviews Panzer Dragoon: Remake Producer Benjamin Anseaume

Panzer Dragoon World Interviews Panzer Dragoon: Remake Producer Benjamin Anseaume
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Panzer Dragoon World has released a translation of his interview with Benjamin Anseaume regarding the upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake. There’s also a shorter interview with John Linneman of Digital Foundry at the end of the video about their technical analysis of the series.

The interview covers a number of fan questions relating to the remake. While there isn’t a lot of new information that Benjamin Anseaume could reveal, there’s a good discussion in the middle of the interview about what a Panzer Dragoon Saga remake might entail. Forever Entertainment’s priority and focus is, and always has been, to focus on remaking the first two Panzer games, as Saga would be enormous undertaking for a small studio. But it’s not outside the realm of possibility for the RPG conclusion to the Saturn trilogy to be remade in the future.

In other news, the latest Forever Entertainment email newsletter confirms that they will be visiting Tokyo Game Show 2019, where Panzer Dragoon: Remake will be presented/playable. We’ll know soon if that means more news to report as Tokyo Game Show takes place on September the 12th until the 15th, mere days away.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake Demo is Playable at Gamescom

Panzer Dragoon: Remake Demo is Playable at Gamescom
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The official Panzer Dragoon: Remake Twitter channel has tweeted the following:

Ready to test it? Panzer Dragoon: Remake demo is waiting for you on Nintendo (Hall 9) or on our booth Hall 4.2/ B046 🎮🤩 #gamescom2019

There’s also a short video clip of the Forever Entertainment booth being set up.

We’ll have more information about what the demo consists of as that information arrives.

Interviews with Panzer Dragoon: Remake Producer Benjamin Anseaume

Interviews with Panzer Dragoon: Remake Producer Benjamin Anseaume
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Although slightly old news now, the podcast SEGA Saturn, Shiro! recently interviewed Benjamin Anseaume (producer of the upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake). Listen to Season 3, Episode 8. The podcast doesn’t reveal too much more information, although we do learn that there’ll be two versions of the soundtrack, the classic version from Yoshitaka Azuma, and a new version.

There’s also an interview with Benjamin Anseaume from Fragments of Silicon which I unfortunately haven’t had the chance to listen to yet, however Discord member KamerzystaKarol provided this nice summary of some of the points made:

  • They started working on Panzer Dragoon II Zwei and plan to “finish it next year”
  • There will be new modes
  • It definitely won’t be $60; the price will reflect the length of the game
  • The game is being built in Unity
  • It’s not necessarily Switch only, but no other platforms have been announced
  • There are plans to utilise the Switch’s HD Rumble and Gyro controls
  • Re-confirmation that both remakes will get physical releases
  • The first remake will be 720p portable, 1080p docked
  • The speed of the game was tweaked; now runs much faster than what we saw during Nintendo E3 Direct
  • It’s possible that the game might be at Gamescom (but no info on if it will be playable)
  • More info “in the upcoming weeks”

With Gamescom almost upon us, no doubt we’ll be learning more concrete information about Panzer Dragoon: Remake very soon.

Takashi Iwade, Panzer Dragoon Saga Enemy Designer, Has Passed Away

Takashi Iwade, Panzer Dragoon Saga Enemy Designer, Has Passed Away
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Unfortunately we’ve just learned some sad news. Panzer Dragoon artist Takashi Iwade has passed away. James Mielke reports:

It is with great sadness to myself, his many friends on the various close-knit Panzer Dragoon teams (and current SEGA colleagues of course), and most of all his heartbroken family, that after a brief illness Iwade-san suddenly passed away last week. It goes without saying that he leaves us far too soon.

Iwade-san, thank you for everything you shared with me in our brief time knowing each other. It has been an honor to know you.

You can read the full post on James Mielke’s Instagram where he talks about meeting Iwade-san while interviewing for his Polygon article last year.

As you can see from his MobyGames profile, Takashi Iwade worked all four of the mainline Panzer Dragoon games, and the Sega Ages 2500 version of Panzer Dragoon, taking the role of art director in Panzer Dragoon Orta. Our condolences to Iwade’s friends and family, and of course this is big loss for the Panzer Dragoon community as a whole.

Panzer Dragoon Saga Composer Saori Kobayashi Will Be at MAGWest 2019

Panzer Dragoon Saga Composer Saori Kobayashi Will Be at MAGWest 2019
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MAGWest has tweeted the following:

We’re excited to welcome video game composer and pianist Saori Kobayashi to MAGWest! You may recognize her from such works as Panzer Dragoon Saga for Sega Saturn, as well as her solo album, Terra Magica. magwest.org/guests

MAGWest promises free-play arcades/consoles and unlimited concerts for the weekend of September 13-15 at the DoubleTree Hilton in San Jose, CA.

Panzer Dragoon: Saturn vs PC vs Xbox vs PlayStation 2 Comparison

Panzer Dragoon: Saturn vs PC vs Xbox vs PlayStation 2 Comparison
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YouTube user Kelphelp has created a nice comparison video comparing the four versions of Panzer Dragoon (going on five).

What do you think is the best version of Panzer Dragoon? Let us know in the comments on Twitter/Facebook, Discord, or on our forum.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake Trailers, Segata Sanshiro, and More

Panzer Dragoon: Remake Trailers, Segata Sanshiro, and More
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I’ve added some videos to the Videos section, including the two E3 trailers of Panzer Dragoon: Remake.

Be sure to check out the classic Panzer Dragoon commericals too, especially Segata Sanshiro dressed as a dragon.

Galerider: Free to Fly Edition is Heading to iOS on July 11

Galerider: Free to Fly Edition is Heading to iOS on July 11
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Orion Arts, the developer behind the Panzer-esque mobile game Galerider, has announced a new “free to fly” version of the game, set to be released on July 11. Galerider: Free to Fly will include the first two levels of the game at no cost and will be available on the App Store. The premium version of the game containing the complete experience will continue to sell for US$1.99.

The full game is already available on iOS12 devices (including newer iPods) in various regions; it’s expected that Galerider: Free to Fly will be available on the same platforms and regions, but we’ll post more details as they become available. Further information is available on The Geekiary.

NWRTV Interviews Zbigniew Debicki; Panzer Dragoon Zwei: Remake Confirmed For Switch

NWRTV Interviews Zbigniew Debicki; Panzer Dragoon Zwei: Remake Confirmed For Switch
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Nintendo World Report TV has interviewed Zbigniew Debicki, the CEO of Forever Entertainment, regarding the upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake.

Maybe it’s Sega Saturn Sunday at NWR because now we have a preview for Panzer Dragoon. We spoke with the CEO of Forever Entertainment & learned more about the PD remake on Switch. In addition, we can confirm Panzer Dragoon II Zwei is also coming to Switch.

Some points from the video:

  • Panzer Dragoon: Remake has been in development for around a year.
  • The game will have classic and modern modes; modern mode adds checkpoints throughout the levels.
  • The biggest challenge is living up to the legacy of the series (the lore, story, world, and specific environments).
  • Forever Entertainment intend to make the gameplay 1 to 1 with the original games.
  • The source code from the original was not used; this is a remake from scratch.
  • The game’s soundtrack is a secret… for now.
  • Debicki has all the consoles, but prefers to play on Switch because he is always on the go.
  • Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake is also coming to Nintendo Switch.
  • Would Forever Entertainment be interested in working on a remake of Panzer Dragoon Saga? “I cannot comment on that now”.
  • No comment on whether he’s talked with Futatsugi or other Team Andromeda members about the game.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake Odds and Ends Following E3 2019

Panzer Dragoon: Remake Odds and Ends Following E3 2019
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I’ve gathered up a few articles/media covering the upcoming remake of Panzer Dragoon, based on the footage that was shown at E3 2019.

First up, Digital Foundry has posted a quick technical analysis of the remake’s E3 trailer in one of their recent videos. The Panzer Dragoon: Remake analysis starts at 6:51.

Forever Entertainment have released a slideshow of their post-E3 presentation. Here they look back on the media coverage and reactions on their E3 Panzer Dragoon Remake trailer. Most of the presentation is in Polish, but with accompanying visuals.

Monika Ginter from Forever Entertainment has also confirmed that a physical version of Panzer Dragoon: Remake is coming, but no further details are currently available (or news on platforms besides Switch).

A recent entry from Polish blog Strefain goes into more detail about the development of the game, including that the remake of Panzer Dragoon II Zwei is already in pre-production. We’ll have more news in this area as it arrives.

There’s also a new interview by USGamer with the creator of the original Panzer Dragoon series, Yukio Futatsugi. His stance on a new Panzer Dragoon release is basically that if it’s just copying the work, it’s something he’s already done and he wouldn’t need to make a new one. Futatsugi acknowledges he’d need to integrate “modern trends” into any new Panzer release, so it would end up being a different kind of game. Although part of him thinks that maybe he doesn’t need to make a new Panzer Dragoon, he’d says it would be nice to create something that features the unique world and look of the original games.

Panzer Dragoon Fan Art From the First Half of 2019

Panzer Dragoon Fan Art From the First Half of 2019
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We’ve collected some new fan art for you all to enjoy:

A Bit of Solo Wing Fan Art - Sketch A Bit of Solo Wing Fan Art - Coloured Some Colourful Panzer Dragoon Art Commission of the Blue Dragon Panzer Dragoon, WoW Tribute and InVolt "Free" Cover Album Panzer Dragoon Orta Tribute Painting Panzer Dragoon Orta Tribute Painting With Trumpets I Arrive Panzer Dragoon Mini Fan Art Panzer Dragoon Mini Fan Art Panzer Dragoon Mini Fan Art Older Orta 2019 Nintendo E3 Blue Dragon Sketch Another Blue Dragon Sketch

If you’ve got art to share, the best way to ensure that it’s posted on Panzer Dragoon Legacy is to share it on our forum (we may not see everything you share on social media).

TA Publishing Responds to Fan Feedback on the Panzer Dragoon Remake E3 Footage

TA Publishing Responds to Fan Feedback on the Panzer Dragoon Remake E3 Footage
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Since Panzer Dragoon: Remake was unveiled to the world at E3 2019, fans have posted a wide range of reactions to the game. Although much of the feedback has been positive, some of us who have followed the series for years have been less certain about aspects of the remake. Benjamin Anseaume, Head of Publishing and Associate at TA Publishing (a subsidiary of Forever Entertainment) has posted a series of tweets responding to the feedback:

We got a lot of feedback on the trailer and the gameplay video, that’s awesome. I can’t reply to everyone but just few insights. Small thread ⬇️

Please keep in mind that, while hardcore fans are extremely important for us, our goal is also to increase the audience of the game, if we want to see more Panzer games. We have to re-imagine a game which is 25 years old and had some limitations back then.

We will have to make choices, about gameplay and art direction. And there are many people involved with their own opinion at Forever, MegaPixel Studio, TA Publishing and of course Sega 🙂

Something else is extremely important: trying to get some distance with our nostalgia, because something we loved back then may be not possible anymore.

We had some feedback saying that we should remove backgrounds elements because in the original game it was only a big sea with almost nothing, but it can’t be our direction, as players request nice and detailed backgrounds today.

Lastly, I want to ensure you all that we are doing our best, and we may be able to communicate some great news in the upcoming weeks for you, old fans 😉

Anyway, thank you for you support guys, past three days have been crazy, and full of emotions, the Panzer Dragoon community is the greatest and we are starting an awesome journey together!

Although we may not agree with everything said here, we’re certainly glad that the various parties involved in bringing the remake to life are listening what has been said. If you’d like your voice to be heard, be sure to comment over on the Forever Entertainment Discord server.

Fans Throughout the World React to the Long Awaited Return of Panzer Dragoon

Fans Throughout the World React to the Long Awaited Return of Panzer Dragoon
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Panzer Dragoon is back with a roar, and fans across the globe have shared their reactions. Warning, language in the following video may not be considered appropriate for work. ;)

Fans also continue to share their responses and feedback over on the official Forever Entertainment Discord server. You can also find some discussion from long time fans on our own forum and Discord server.

Forever Entertainment have also confirmed that the pictures of physical copies of Panzer Dragoon: Remake, such as this Nintendo Switch case, are fake. No physical version has been confirmed.

Second Panzer Dragoon Remake Trailer and Screenshots

Second Panzer Dragoon Remake Trailer and Screenshots
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For those who haven’t seen it yet, there’s a second trailer of Panzer Dragoon: Remake showing more gameplay footage from the first episode:

I’ve also uploaded the nine pre-release screenshots of the game to Panzer Dragoon Legacy:

Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot Panzer Dragoon: Remake Pre-Release Screenshot

Remember, if you have feedback about the upcoming remake, now is the time to let Forever Entertainment know, before the game is finalised. You can send feedback to the developers over on their Discord channel.

How Panzer Dragoon Defined the Sega Saturn Era

How Panzer Dragoon Defined the Sega Saturn Era
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Chris Kohler from Kotaku has published a new article titled How Panzer Dragoon Defined The Sega Saturn Era which looks at how the series and the Saturn hardware went hand-in-hand. Although repeating much information from the GDC talk, it’s still an interesting read for those of us who like to learn about the development of the Saturn Panzer Dragoon games. In particular, Yukio Futatsugi wanted to make a game that specifically didn’t use pre-rendered backgrounds (in contrast to Panzer Dragoon Saga’s competitor, Final Fantasy VII):

Futatsugi said that the design of Panzer Dragoon Saga wasn’t specifically a reaction to Final Fantasy VII, but rather, the realization of a challenge that he already had wanted to tackle: making a role-playing game using only 3D graphics, with no 2D sprites or pre-rendered backgrounds. “I really hate rendered graphics. It just doesn’t feel consistent,” he said. “But if you make everything in 3D, whether you’re looking at the movies or playing the game, everything fits together in a good way.”

In the GDC Q&A, Futatsugi hinted that the missing source code for Panzer Dragoon Saga may have been discovered somewhere, at some point. In this new Kotaku article, Futatsugi has expressed interest “something new” happening with the Panzer Dragoon series, particularly if the upcoming remakes of Panzer Dragoon and Panzer Dragoon II Zwei sell well. “I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a part of me considering approaching Sega for the license to Panzer Dragoon.” Of course, if he does eventually get to make another Panzer Dragoon game - either a remake of Saga or a brand new adventure - it would likely be developed using a modern game engine.