Get Two Panzer Dragoon Games for the Price of One!

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It had been rumoured, but now it’s been confirmed in the US Official Xbox Magazine. Included in Panzer Dragoon Orta is the original Panzer Dragoon game! It will most likely the Windows version since the Xbox is so similar to a PC internally. Of course it’s unlikely you’ll be able to play the game straight away… you’ll have to earn the game through Pandra’s Box which will give players something to look forward to when trying to get 100% shot down ratio on every stage.

Thanks to Tails of Sega World Weekly for this information.

Those Lucky Japanese Get Panzer Dragoon Orta This Year!

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Sega of Japan has announced that Panzer Dragoon Orta is going to be released on December the 19th 2002 in Japan. The game will sell for 6,800 yen (about $US54) so those of you who can’t possibly wait for the American or European version (I know the feeling!) should be able to preorder the Japanese version from somewhere like Lik-Sang or National Console Support soon.

Source: Planet Xbox

Another Panzer Dragoon Saga?

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This news is going to get any Panzer Dragoon Saga fan excited and once you hear it you’ll understand why! When IGN visited Tokyo Game Show they spoke to the people at Smilebit. After explaining that the reason Panzer Dragoon Orta was a shoot em up was to reintroduce people to the Panzer Dragoon world, Kawagoe added that if there was going to be a continuation of the Panzer Dragoon series that the next game would be an RPG! Apparently there was a smile on his face as he said this… was he hiding something we don’t know about?

Due to copyright issues I can’t publish the whole article on this site but you can read some of it on this thread at the Die Welt von Panzer Dragoon forum.

Source: IGN Xbox (IGN Insider only)

Orta Sings Her Way Onto Xbox

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While it is probably not meant to be Orta singing, it is true that the main theme of Panzer Dragoon Orta has been revealed, and in my opinion it is as beautiful as Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu. There is also a new trailer for the game which can be downloaded by following this link. Unfortunately the trailer doesn’t feature the beautiful song, but it can be heard by listening to one of the streaming video links below:

Source: Gamespot

Orta Will Be At Tokyo Game Show

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According to the Panzer Dragoon Official Website, at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, Panzer Dragoon Orta will be on display at SEGA’s and Microsoft’s booths. There’ll be 6 display units at Microsoft’s and 8 at SEGA’s. Both will have some Panzer Dragoon Orta memorabilia for people who visit the show to take home with them. I received a nice Panzer Dragoon Orta pin from a fan who went to E3 so it’ll be interesting to see what sorts of goodies fans will be able to pick up from Tokyo Game Show in several days.

Sources: Planet Xbox, translated from Panzer Dragoon Official Website.

Panzer Dragoon Orta is Delayed Until January 2003

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The title says it all really. While some people will be devastated at the news of having to wait an extra two months for the game, I’d like to congratulate SEGA for not following the trend of other publishers and rushing the game in time for Christmas sales. We can now expect the final product to be even more impressive than what would have been released in November. But who knows now how long us PAL Xbox owners will have to wait for Panzer Dragoon Orta… April 2003 maybe?

“SEGA decided to delay the release of ‘Panzer Dragoon ORTA’ in order to continue adding innovative features and content to the game and its stunning back story,” said Mike Fischer, vice president, entertainment marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. “SEGA has a well-earned reputation for developing industry-leading content, and this decision reflects our commitment to quality.”

Source: IGN Xbox

Panzer Dragoon Official Website Updated

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I don’t usually post updates on other websites, but this is certainly worth a mention. The Panzer Dragoon Official Website, has been given a new design and some added content. The most interesting addition to the site is the World section which explains the background story. Although the Babelfish translation wasn’t very easy to understand, it seems a drone (possibly the one we saw in the E3 Trailer) is leading a new empire and has created biological weapons in some sort of “life furnace”. I’ll post more info as it becomes clearer. There are also some new wallpapers on the official site which can be downloaded from the links below:

Panzer Dragoon Orta Will Have Surround Sound

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In a press release, Dolby Laboratories and Sega of America announced that Panzer Dragoon Orta will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Judging by the quality of past Panzer Dragoon soundtracks and now the addition of surround sound, Panzer Dragoon Orta may sound even better than previous titles in the series!

“Dolby Digital will give players information that cannot be visually described on-screen,” said Akihiko Mukaiyama, director of Panzer Dragoon ORTA. “With the control system in Panzer Dragoon ORTA, players can look freely to the front, back, left and right while they are flying, allowing them to anticipate key plot points or enemies approaching from different directions, which makes game play experience that much more immersive.”

Source: Planet Xbox

New Panzer Dragoon Orta Screenshots

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20 new screenshots have been released today on PlanetXbox of Smilebit’s new Panzer Dragoon game, Panzer Dragoon Orta. I’ve uploaded the screenshots to The Will of the Ancients and they can be viewed by clicking the links below:

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My personal favourite out of this new batch of screenshots would have to be number 50. That thing looks amazing!

Source: Planet Xbox

Panzer Dragoon Orta Release Dates Announced

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Sega has confirmed that the latest instalment of the Panzer Dragoon series, Panzer Dragoon Orta for Xbox, will be released in North America on November the 2nd. The Japanese version will come out almost two months beforehand, sometime in September. This still leaves European Panzer Dragoon fans wondering when they can get their hands on the next instalment of the classic dragon riding series.

Source: Planet Xbox