Crimson Dragon is "Not Far Off"

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Eurogamer has posted some comments from Yukio Futatsugi, specifically relating to Crimson Dragon. Here’s what he had to say about the game’s release:

“Well, the game has been delayed and I know people are waiting for it, but it is definitely moving ahead,” Yukio Futatsugi told Eurogamer at last week’s Bitsummit meeting in Kyoto. “Microsoft will announce it when they’re ready.”

And how far is it away from completion? “I can’t say,” said Futatsugi. “But it’s really not far off.”

My guess is that Microsoft will announce an updated Crimson Dragon for Kinect 2 alongside the next Xbox at their event in April. This is of course speculation; officially the game is still announced for Xbox 360, although I think a 360 release is very unlikely now.

Futatsugi also confirmed that it was Microsoft who suggested he make a game similar to Panzer Dragoon for Kinect:

I gave them several proposals but Microsoft said, ‘No, how about a dragon game?’ Originally I had intended to make something totally different, but they said, ‘Something similar to Panzer Dragoon would be great.’

The full article is worth reading. He talks about how nostalgic it feels to be working with members of Team Andromeda again on another dragon game. He also addresses the concern that fans may not respond as well to Crimson Dragon as they did to the Panzer Dragoon games:

I’m working hard to make sure no one says, ‘The old one was better!’ But Panzer is Sega’s IP and this game will be different from that. The design concept of the dragons and the environments is very different. All I can really do is finish it. Anyway, games are made differently these days, so I hope people will see this as the sort of game Panzer Dragoon might have been if it had been made today.

While Panzer Dragoon may have been a Kinect game if it had been released today, I think the primary concern fans have is that Crimson Dragon won’t control as well. To many, being exclusive to Kinect is perceived as a step backwards. Let’s hope that if Crimson Dragon is released for Kinect 2 it will control better than the leaked demo, or that Grounding will include controller support.

The Guardian Reviews Crimson Dragon: Side Story

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Some slightly old news. Earlier this month The Guardian published a review of Crimson Dragon: Side Story. Here’s part of it:

The dragon is upgradeable as the game goes on, with new secondary and special attacks unlockable to help progress through the Story and Mission modes, but it’s the visuals that really impress. The gorgeous 3D backgrounds are beautiful, and make it a pleasure to look at. The occasionally awkward controls could do with tweaking, but it’s a solid effort from developers with an exciting background.

The screenshot is from the unreleased Xbox 360 game, Crimson Dragon, so the comment about the visuals being impressive is misleading, however it still stands in relation to Crimson Dragon: Side Story’s graphics.

Luminous Engine Showcase Parallels Panzer Dragoon

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Those who have been following the PlayStation 4’s unveiling may have come across Square Enix’s Luminous Engine tech demo.

Does the ending to the Luminous Engine showcase remind you of a certain other dragon riding series? I can’t help but be reminded of the way in which both Edge and Orta were whisked away from danger by the dragon of legend.

Panzer Dragoon Saga Turns Fifteen

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On January the 29th, 1998, fifteen years ago today, Panzer Dragoon Saga was released in Japan. Known as Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG in its country of origin, Panzer Dragoon Saga was released near the end of the Saturn’s lifespan when the system was spiralling towards its demise. Because of this, Panzer Dragoon Saga was overlooked by gamers, while the majority flocked to Final Fantasy VII and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on competing systems. Nevertheless, Panzer Dragoon Saga has received overwhelmingly high praise from the few who have experienced it.

Looking back, there still hasn’t been a game quite like Panzer Dragoon Saga. Even though Panzer Dragoon Saga’s graphics haven’t aged well, its art style remains incredibly distinctive all these years later. Its music ranks up there with any great film soundtrack. While the current generation of consoles has moved game story telling forward in some respects, most modern games fail to convey the maturity and conciseness of Team Andromeda’s masterpiece. And in a world where humans are rapidly depleting resources and changing the very climate we depend upon to survive, Panzer Dragoon Saga’s environmental message remains more relevant today than ever.

Panzer Dragoon Saga deserves to be played by more than just a small group of core gamers. We’re going to hold off sending our Panzer Dragoon Revival petition to Sega until the fifteenth anniversary of Panzer Dragoon Saga’s US release in April. In the meantime, I encourage those who haven’t done so yet to sign the petition and share the link around in the petition’s final months.

Golden Oldies Video Review of Panzer Dragoon Saga

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Aspiring games journalist Alex Lemcovich has published a video review of Panzer Dragoon Saga:

I especially liked how Alex explains how Panzer Dragoon Saga’s characters as set apart from those found in more stereotypical Japanese RPGs. For example:

It’s a story that sets out with the simple theme of vengeance, then that seed grows and begins to spread into ideas of fighting for a just cause, and what makes it special is how Edge’s character doesn’t react in the typical Japanese RPG hero kind of way. None of this soul-searching or plucky bravado bullshit; Edge is completely down-to-Earth about what his motives are and who he’s dealing with.

He also makes a good point about Craymen’s role as the antagonist:

Another break from convention is that Craymen never appears in a boss fight. Being the apparent main bad guy you would never have thought this was feasible for a JRPG, where periodic showdowns with the villain are central to the experience.

All in all the just short of fifteen minute review nicely summarises what makes the game so special, so it’s worth checking out even if you’ve already played through Panzer Dragoon Saga. I’d also like to thank Alex for mentioning The Will of the Ancients and promoting of our Panzer Dragoon Revival petition in the video.

Related Content Now Linked From the Encyclopaedia

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The Will of the Ancients contains a lot of content, but much of it is buried away. The revised layout that we launched last year made things more organised, however when browsing by category or media type it can be difficult to find content related to a certain character or place in the Panzer Dragoon world. To help make the site’s content more findable in this way I’ve implemented a new feature which shows related content at the bottom of each encyclopaedia entry.

The best way to explain how this new feature works is with examples. The Azel entry is a good one because there’s so much content related to Panzer Dragoon Saga’s definitive character. Some other examples include Orta, the Dragon, Shelcoof and the Technology Destruction Faction.

It’s quite likely that we haven’t linked every piece of relevant content to the appropriate encyclopaedia entries, so if you notice any further content that could be linked please let us know.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PC 10% Off

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The Steam listing for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is currently showing 10% off the price if you pre-order before the release date of February 1st. Green Man Gaming and Gamersgate are also offering the discount, and both of these stores allow you to activate the game on Steam. Seems like a good deal for PC gamers wanting the experience Dragon Canyon, although no doubt there will be further sales in the future.

The listing on Steam has also been updated with the game’s system requirements.

Possible Dragon Canyon Meccano Set Coming

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The Sonic Stadium reports that several Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Meccano sets are on the way, one of which may well be based on the game’s Panzer Dragoon themed track, Dragon Canyon. The Sonic Stadium quotes the January 2013 issue of Toy World mag which mentions a canyon set:

The Sonic 3-in-1 Vehicle is from the new video game ‘Sonic and Sega All Star Racing Transformed’. The model features a pullback motor and stickers. A screwdriver and assembly instructions are included.

Meccano is adding two further Sonic play scenes, which can be combined with other sets. Sky Sanctuary and Canyon Playset recreates scenes from Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing. Each playset comes complete with buildable character figures and motorised vehicles.

Although the magazine says that the ‘Canyon Playset’ is from the first game in the series, Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing, as The Sonic Stadium points out, this is likely a mistake:

According to Toy World Magazine, Meccano is expanding the range of toys with some new additions. Sky Sanctuary is going to be added as a playset and another stage which is just labeled as ‘Canyon.’ The magazine claims that these stages will be based off ‘Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing,‘ but, considering Sky Sanctuary isn’t in the original ASR, it might be reasonable to assume that ‘canyon‘ refers to the Dragon Canyon from ASRT.

I agree. Also, since Dragon Canyon has been at the forefront of Sega’s marketing strategy for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, including being shown in several trailers and in the game’s opening sequence, it makes sense that Dragon Canyon would also be featured in other merchandise based on the game.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PC Release Date

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The PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. The game will be released on the 1st of February, 2013, in approximately two weeks.

The system requirements for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed have not yet been revealed. Steam lists local co-op mode being available, which is a welcome sight considering that many PC games drop local multiplayer altogether. Although the listing doesn’t mention achievements, leaderboards, or full controller support, it seems likely that these features will be included too (or at least partial controller support). Steam sometimes neglects to mention features even after the game is released, for example in the Sonic Adventure 2 listing.

In any case, it’s great that PC gamers will finally be able to experience Dragon Canyon, the Panzer Dragoon themed track included in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Further Details Relating to the Crimson Dragon Demo

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Recently, a demo of Crimson Dragon was mistakenly posted to Xbox Live Marketplace (see previous update). Some additional information has emerged regarding the nature of the demo and the game.

According to XBLAFans, the full game was listed as purchasable for 4,294,967,295 Microsoft Points. That’s a lot of points (US$53,687,091.19 worth!), and it was obviously a mistake. It is unclear whether the full game could have actually been downloaded if the user had paid 4,294,967,295 MSP. Presumably there weren’t any Crimson Dragon fans rich enough to try!

Yukio Futatsugi also reportedly told XBLAFans that the demo was a dedicated demo, rather than a limited version of the full Crimson Dragon game. (Edit: lifelower, who conversed with Futatsugi, believes this means the final game’s data wasn’t included/wouldn’t work even if we could unlock it). Futatsugi has been in contact with Microsoft over the accidental release of the demo.

XBLAFans also reports that the names of some downloadable content packs for Crimson Dragon also showed up on the Xbox marketplace:

Perhaps more interesting to XBLA gamers looking forward to the spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon Saga than a demo they can’t play was the appearance of a trio of previously unannounced Crimson Dragon DLC packs on the Marketplace. The Accelerator Pack, Boss Pack and Rare Pack accompanied the game demo on its brief tour of Xbox Live on Sunday, but, unsurprisingly, none of them were able to be downloaded. No details about the DLC have been divulged to date.

It is unclear whether these DLC packs will appear in the final game. I hope that any DLC actually adds real value to the game and isn’t merely a way to extract real world money out of players (as with Crimson Dragon: Side Story’s jewel pack system).

Crimson Dragon Demo Playthrough

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First of all, a happy new year to all the Panzer Dragoon and Crimson Dragon fans out there! As luck may have it, we have some interesting news to share with you at this start of the new year. It appears the Crimson Dragon demo was mistakenly made available for a short amount of time on the Japanese XBLA (thanks, Lifelower, who was the first to notice and tweet it to her followers). Luckily, I had enough time to download and try the demo before it was taken down. The result of my playthrough of the demo can be seen here.

Video Details for "Crimson Dragon Demo Playthrough"

It seems to be the same demo that was shown at PAX East 2012 so there’s nothing really new to be seen, although this did give us the chance to actually to deliver much higher quality footage. It remains to be seen how much the latest version of the game actually differs from the one shown here. The demo seems to have been designed to accompany the full game, which was supposed to be released on June 13, 2012. The game was delayed shortly before release and we haven’t heard any details regarding the reasons for the delay or the state of the game since then. In the meanwhile, Crimson Dragon: Side Story was released on Windows Phone and Microsoft stated that Crimson Dragon is still in development and that it’s an important franchise to them.

We can only speculate as to what’s going on, but the most plausible theory is that the game has been moved to the rumoured Xbox 720 and Kinect 2.0. Indeed, it seems there’s not that much point in releasing the game on the current Kinect especially after the rather spectacular failure of Steel Battalion, a game which painfully illustrated that the Kinect’s controls are simply not precise enough to provide the complex controls that the game required. It could mean we got our hands on a demo of a game that may never actually be released on the Xbox 360, making it quite unique. Of course, this is all just speculation at this point.

Having played the demo, the game seems to have more potential than Child of Eden. Unlike Child of Eden, you have limited control over the dragon itself, although unlike the Panzer Dragoon games you have no control over the camera. The controls worked about as well as one would expect, the only thing I found somewhat troublesome was dodging some of the attacks when the camera and enemies were moving about. Given what I’ve played so far, I’m certainly looking forward to seeing and playing the final version of the game.

Crimson Dragon: Side Story is Available Again

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Crimson Dragon: Side Story is back on the Windows Phone store and is now compatible with Windows Phone 8. The game was previously removed from the store due to compatibility issues with Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system. Crimson Dragon: Side Story has now been updated to version 1.2, although the update does not appear to be available for Windows Phone 7.5 users (I received no prompt to update when I launched the game on my phone). It seems likely that the update just contains the Windows Phone 8 fixes meaning that it would be unnecessary for Windows Phone 7.5 users to download it.

Panzer Dragoon Orta's 10th Anniversary

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Time does go fast. Today, exactly ten years ago, Sega released Panzer Dragoon Orta, the fourth and to this day final installment of the Panzer Dragoon franchise, for the Xbox in Japan. At the time Team Andromeda, the team behind the original Panzer Dragoon trilogy, had already disbanded, so it was up to Smilebit and its producer Takayuki Kawagoe to make a sequel worthy of Team Andromeda’s legacy, which was certainly no easy task. In retrospect however, Smilebit managed to achieve that goal.

In the same way Panzer Dragoon Zwei added more depth to the gameplay from the original Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Orta took aspects from all three previous Panzer Dragoon games to add a surprising amount of depth to the gameplay. The game also contained a ton of extras, including a complete version of the original Panzer Dragoon, a series of side-quests that ran parallel to the main storyline and an in-game encyclopedia that offered a ton of information about the Panzer Dragoon world and its history. Extras that today would no doubt be sold as DLC. The game was also praised for its solid graphics and animation that took full advantage of the Xbox’s technical capabilities.

While Panzer Dragoon Orta didn’t sell as much as Sega and Microsoft had hoped, it wasn’t due to the quality of the game. Panzer Dragoon Orta received high review scores and is still regarded as one of the most unique games ever released on the original Xbox. To this day I think we can safely say the game remains one of the best rail-shooters ever released.

Personally, I think this game should definitely be re-released on XBLA/PSN. Given the success of Rez HD, there’s no reason for Panzer Dragoon Orta to perform any worse in terms of sales. We’re currently running a petition asking for a re-release of the Panzer Dragoon games which has recently passed the 600 signatures mark. You can sign the petition here. We hope to reach 1000 signatures running up to the 15th anniversary of Panzer Dragoon Saga next year.

Microsoft Comments on the Status of Crimson Dragon

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Eurogamer has recently released an article explaining why the Xbox failed in Japan. The article also contains some information regarding to the status of Crimson Dragon. Microsoft answered Eurogamer’s enquiry about the status of the game and made the following statement:

Crimson Dragon on XBLA was initially slated for a June 13 2012 release in Japan, however the release has been delayed. We don’t have a release date to share at this time, but we’re excited about Crimson Dragon’s progress, and we are continuing to work on it with the teams at Grounding and LandHo!

Unfortunately the comment doesn’t reveal anything new and doesn’t mention whether or not Crimson Dragon is still planned for a release on the Xbox 360. But even though the lack of updates is unfortunate, we’re looking forward to seeing how much the game has changed since the last demo shown at PAX.

Yukio Futatsugi Tweets About Crimson Dragon's Delay

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A few days ago, Yukio Futatsugi posted a tweet about Crimson Dragon’s delay. Christine Mitchell from XBLAFans.com has posted a translation (provided by Twitter user lifelower). Basically, Futatsugi can’t say anything yet other than that Microsoft was responsible for the delay and it was not due to development issues. Which is basically what we already knew, but it’s nice to have an update. Specifically the translation states:

Many people ask me on Twitter, ‘What happened to Crimson Dragon?’ Sorry, I can’t tell you anything yet. You should ask Microsoft. But we’re still working variously for it.

It’s unclear what he means by “still working variously for it”. This could simply mean that Grounding are working to get the game released. However, another interpretation is that they’re still spending some of their development time working on the game.

There was also a follow up explanation from Grounding Inc, the developers of Crimson Dragon:

Microsoft has made this decision for better unfolding for this franchise. There’s not [sic] development issues.

My thoughts: I think it’s very likely that the game is going to be a launch title for Xbox 720 and Kinect 2. If so, we might have to wait until the new Xbox is unveiled sometime next year before any further news surfaces. The game would need to be updated to work with Kinect 2 which could explain Futatsugi’s comment about them “still working variously for it”. If the game is moved to Kinect 2 that can only be a good thing for Crimson Dragon, given the flakiness of the current Kinect.

Crimson Dragon: Side Story is Currently Unavailable

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Crimson Dragon: Side Story is currently unavailable to purchase from the Windows Phone store. An article on Windows Phone Central discusses the reason for this, namely that Crimson Dragon: Side Story and a number of other games are incompatible with Windows Phone 8. Apparently the underlying XNA architecture works differently in Windows Phone 7 and 8, causing some games designed for Windows Phone 7 not to function on the latest version of the operating system. When questioned about the issue, Microsoft responded with the following statement:

The Windows Phone 8 platform was designed to run existing 7x apps, but some may require a degree of optimization given the new hardware and software capabilities. We are encouraging all developers to test their apps with our new SDK to help ensure that apps and games run great and take full advantage of new features. We expect the catalog of existing app titles on new devices to grow steadily over the coming weeks and months.

It seems likely that Crimson Dragon: Side Story will return to the Windows Phone store at some point, but it’s unfortunate that the upgrade process was handled so poorly by Microsoft, with some developers having not been acknowledged that their games would be removed. We’ll post another update here when the game is made available again.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U Features

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Joystiq have posted a video of the Wii U exclusive features found in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. These include a mini map which you can use to see racers behind you, motion controls, and the ability to play using only the game pad’s screen. At 28 seconds into the video you’ll see a birdeye view of the Panzer Dragoon themed track displayed on the mini map.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released on the 18th of November on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii U. Not long to go at all. The Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita versions are scheduled for December the 11th. I’ve heard no word on when the PC version is coming out.

Eight Minutes of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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YouTube member UltimateLF has posted the first eight and a half minutes of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed:

It’s the Xbox 360 version. You’ll see the Panzer Dragoon themed track being selected and played from about seven minutes into the video. The racing event has been named Canyon Carnage, although it’s unclear whether that name is specific to World Tour mode or if it reflects a renaming of the track (from Dragon Canyon). Also worth noting is the event’s logo. While the shape of the logo is based on the original Panzer Dragoon’s logo, the colours are from Panzer Dragoon Saga’s logo. It’s nice to see these small nods towards the different games in the Panzer Dragoon series.

Oh, and one more thing: the Panzer Dragoon track is the track featured the game’s intro. It’s awesome to see Panzer Dragoon given such a prominent place in the game.

The Will of the Ancients on YouTube

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Previously this website had a YouTube channel, however some of the videos were censored, so I deleted it. Recently I set up a new channel which contains a subset of the videos found in The Will of the Ancients’ videos section. It does not contain the music videos, but everything else is there.

I’ve also uploaded a blurry recording of the first stage of Crimson Dragon: Side Story. It was recorded using my laptop’s webcam and the poor quality reflects that. I intend to re-record it with a better camera at some point, along with the other stages.

Spanish Translation for Panzer Dragoon Revival

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I’m happy to announce that a Spanish translation was added to Panzer Dragoon Revival! A big thanks goes to Solo Wing’s sister Linda for providing this new translation. At the same time, Panzer Dragoon Revival has reached 550 signatures, a number that we hope will only increase as we draw closer to Panzer Dragoon Orta’s tenth anniversary in December. Thanks to all those who signed the petition so far and helped spread the word!

The Nintendo 3DS Version of Dragon Canyon

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Segabits has posted screenshots and a link to a Nintendo video of the upcoming Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed running on the Nintendo 3DS. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed includes a Panzer Dragoon themed track called Dragon Canyon which you can see briefly in these screenshots and the video.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Achievements

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There’s less than a month until Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is released, a new racing game from Sega which will include a Panzer Dragoon themed track. While we wait, here’s a list of the game’s achievements to browse, courtesy of Xbox360Achievements.org.

The list contains numerous references to various Sega franchises. For example, “Vyse The Legend” is clearly a reference to Skies of Arcadia, while “Welcome To The Fantasy Zone” is the text featured in Space Harrier. The most interesting achievement for Panzer Dragoon fans, however, is “Arrow Of Light” which may be a reference to the Dragon Bible which Edge finds in Panzer Dragoon Saga. From the Dragon Bible:

The arrow of light that cannot be shielded, the shell that cannot be speared, and the wings that cannot tire. These are the powers of the dragon.

Lets hope so; the Panzer Dragoon series deserves more love. If I’m right, I imagine that once the achievement icons are revealed, the “Arrow Of Light” icon will represent something from the Panzer Dragoon universe.

Crimson Dragon: Side Story 1.1 Released

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WPCentral reports that an update has been released for Crimson Dragon: Side Story. The patch fixes a number of bugs, in particular the issues relating to the GPS and corrupt save files. Here’s the full list of fixes, courtesy of Microsoft’s PR team:

  • Fixed the issue where the GPS distance calculation was not functioning properly
  • The game will now correctly calculate the distance traveled from the last check-in location even if the game is not left on. The game will also now automatically check in on game boot.
  • Changes have been made to the GPS Specialist Achievement
  • Given the fix to the GPS distance calculation, the achievement “GPS Specialist” should now be much easier to unlock.
  • The correct unlock condition for this achievement is ”Use the in-game GPS feature to collect 50 Jewels.” To help out, the game now shows how many jewels you have earned in the GPS check-in screen.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause the game save to disappear
  • Fixed an issue with English text being displayed incorrectly in a Chinese language environment

It’s good to learn that these issues have been fixed. I have yet to try the update; I’ll give the GPS feature another try when I go for a walk later today. Better to obtain jewels by exercising than by purchasing them.

Panzer Dragoon Revival Reaches 500 Signatures

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Our Panzer Dragoon Revival petition, which plans to ask Sega to re-release the four Panzer Dragoon games on the current and/or next generation consoles, has reached 500 signatures. We’re pleased to have reached this number, however it would be great to reach a higher number of signatures before we send the petition to Sega. I would love to see the petition reach 1000 signatures.

If you’re reading this then it’s likely that you’ve already signed the petition. But there’s still more that you can do to help. If each person who is reading this asks one other person to sign the petition it will go a long way in increasing the total signature count.

Do you have a gamer friend who has not played the Panzer Dragoon series but is be curious about it? Get them to sign it.

Do you know of someone who has played the Panzer Dragoon series but doesn’t follow The Will of the Ancients? Send them the link.

If each person who follows The Will of the Ancients on Facebook gets one person to sign the petition, we’ll have an additional 176 signatures. You can also help by sharing the link around on gaming forums you frequent (without spamming of course), or in the comments section below articles about the revival of other classic Sega games. These are just some of the ways that you can help; if you have other ideas, please share them with the Panzer Dragoon community.

Thanks Donators

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My thanks go to everyone who donated towards the web hosting fee for The Will of the Ancients. Earlier this year I asked for donations towards the site’s annual hosting fee. It turns out that despite the online Panzer Dragoon community being small, you’re also quite generous bunch. Together we’ve succeeded in surpassing the US$102 required for one year’s worth of web hosting, reaching a grand total of US$173. I’ve just paid for the coming year and I will save the excess US$71 for next year’s payment.

If you would like to help out with next year’s hosting payment, please refer to the How to Contribute page which contains my PayPal details. Please note that donations only go towards web hosting and have nothing to do with the frequency or quality of content on The Will of the Ancients.