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Panzer Dragoon: Remake Has Been Delayed "A Bit Longer"

Panzer Dragoon: Remake Has Been Delayed "A Bit Longer"

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Winter is over, but the dragon will be in hibernation a little while longer. Forever Entertainment asks fans for patience as Panzer Dragoon: Remake will take a little while longer to be released.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake producer Benjamin Anseaume has tweeted an update on the game’s release:

#PanzerDragoon It’s 10 degrees and cloudy at @TA_Publishing HQ. C’mon guys, I think we can call this “Winter”! Let’s hope the weather will be better in the upcoming weeks! 🤞

Forever Entertainment also responded with the following:

We have the same situation 🙈😎 Still Winter… 😉

Finally, there was a tweet from the official Panzer Dragoon: Remake channel with something (slightly) more concrete:

For us, this year’s Winter is a bit longer 😉 Please be patient 😊

Panzer Dragoon: Remake was originally scheduled to be released in Winter 2019/2020 which is now over. We can take these tweets as confirmation that Panzer Dragoon: Remake has been delayed, but is still expected to arrive soon. We’ll have more news as it arrives.

RadioSEGA Interviews Benjamin Anseaume In The SEGA Lounge Episode 106

RadioSEGA Interviews Benjamin Anseaume In The SEGA Lounge Episode 106

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There's a new podcast Interview with Panzer Dragoon: Remake producer Benjamin Anseaume, courtesy of RadioSEGA.

The SEGA Lounge is an interview based podcast focusing on SEGA games, game developers and community personalities. In the latest episode (106), the podcast interviews Benjamin Anseaume about the upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake is still officially scheduled for “this Winter”. In the podcast, Benjamin said that they’ll reveal more about Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake once the first remake is released.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake is Still Planned for "This Winter", Stadia Version Coming "Later This Year"

Panzer Dragoon: Remake is Still Planned for "This Winter", Stadia Version Coming "Later This Year"

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Where is Panzer Dragoon: Remake? It's still planned for "this Winter", which ends in eight days. Follow Panzer Dragoon: Remake on social media for updates.

“Where is Panzer Dragoon: Remake?” you cry. We’ve been wondering the same thing. The remake was previously confirmed to be released “this Winter”.

In a very recent tweet, the official Panzer Dragoon: Remake channel has confirmed that “this Winter” is “still the plan”. Winter 2019 ends on March 20, 2020, which is eight days away.

The Google Stadia version of Panzer Dragoon: Remake has been announced to “soar onto Stadia later this year” by the Stadia official Twitter. But this is a vague release date, since technically the end of Winter is later in the year than today, and this hasn’t been confirmed on Forever Entertainment’s social media channels either. So, we don’t have enough information to confirm if the Stadia version will come out after the Switch and PC versions, which are said to be available Winter and with a planned release date of this Winter according to their respective marketing pages. A GOG.com version was previously confirmed to arrive at the same time as the Steam release.

With only a small number of days left in Winter it’s very likely that we’ll hear some more news about the release date soon. It’s been eighteen years since the last full Panzer Dragoon game, Panzer Dragoon Orta, was released. Hopefully Panzer Dragoon fans can hold their breath a little while longer.

Thanks to Porasz/Maeh for contributing the image, which is from the film Frankestein (1931).

Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record Announced, a New VR Panzer Dragoon Game!

Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record Announced, a New VR Panzer Dragoon Game!

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Exciting news! A new official VR Panzer Dragoon game has been announced by Wildman Inc! Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record (tentative title) is coming to VR headsets in 2020 or 2021!

On the 25th anniversary of Panzer Dragoon, Wildman Inc has announced that it will release a new VR title called Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record (tentative title), which is an officially licensed Panzer Dragoon software title dedicated to VR headsets! It is amazing that after all this time, we will be getting not one, but two new but very different Panzer Dragoon games (three if you include the confirmed Panzer Dragoon II Zwei remake).

The official press release states that Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record is a VR dramatic shooter which will allow players to relive “various episodes” that appeared in the three Saturn games, Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, and Panzer Dragoon Saga. The included episodes have not been announced yet, but according to an automated translation of the Japanese language press release and this official tweet, it will be an omnibus that allows you to meet the Blue Dragon (Type 01), Lagi, the Prototype Dragon (Type 02), Guardian Dragon, and Atolm in VR.

Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record First Screenshot

Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record will be a completely new game built from the ground up, allowing players to play episodes of the Panzer Dragoon trilogy with new graphics and in first person perspective optimised for VR headsets. There will be a new input method so that the VR controller will be similar to the handgun of the dragon rider. Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record will be a single player game and is expected to be released in the 2020 Japanese Fiscal Year (which goes until March 2021).

Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record is not a full remake and it is unclear how many episodes of the Saturn trilogy the title will feature at this point, or which VR platforms it will support, but nonetheless this is exciting news. We can’t wait to learn more.

You can follow the official Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record account on Twitter.

Wildman who is developing the game is known for his experience with VR games. You may have heard of his previous work The Gunner of Dragoon which is a VR dragon riding experience with many similarities to the Panzer Dragoon series.

The developer himself is a fan of the original Panzer Dragoon series. He hopes to make a safe game that values ​​the original. The dragon on the screen under development retains the familiar “nostalgic shape” for this reason.

Original Panzer Dragoon creator Yukio Futatsugi tweeted to congratulate Wildman on announcing the game. He is not involved with either Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record or the upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake but nevertheless hopes that both games will succeed.

The Panzer Dragoon Series is Twenty Five Years Old Today

The Panzer Dragoon Series is Twenty Five Years Old Today

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Happy 25th Birthday Panzer Dragoon! A very big thank you to Yukio Futatsugi and the former Team Andromeda for bringing this incredible world to life!

It’s been 25 years since the original Panzer Dragoon game was released into the wild. Has it really been that long? Yes it has; the series began on March 10, 1995, when the original adventure of the armoured blue dragon launched in Japan, beginning one of the greatest gaming franchises of all time.

The themes and mysteries of the Panzer Dragoon universe still inspire the Panzer Dragoon community two and half decades later. Despite it’s lengthy hiatus, there’s still an active fan community surrounding the Panzer Dragoon series on the Internet. It’s fitting that after 25 years, Panzer Dragoon is about to be released again in an updated form for Nintendo Switch and other platforms in the form of Panzer Dragoon: Remake.

A very special thanks to Yukio Futatsugi and the rest of the former Team Andromeda for bringing this amazing fictional world to life.

Panzer Dragoon Legacy Has a New Site Banner

Panzer Dragoon Legacy Has a New Site Banner

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We've added a new art banner to the website, representing the original Panzer Dragoon game and upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake. Thanks to Murozmuromuro for letting us use the image.

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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Part 8 of Panzer Dragoon: Remake's "The Art of Panzer Dragoon: Remake" series reveals a familiar bio-engineered monster from the original game's intro!

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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We've made some improvements to how you can navigate the website. Panzer Dragoon Legacy's new Literature section combines our existing texts into a unified index page and you can also now browse the site by tag.

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.