IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- APRIL 19, 2012
, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc.,
today announced that it has acquired North American publishing rights for Dragon's Crown™, a cooperative action RPG for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld entertainment system. The transfer of licensing rights from UTV Ignition Entertainment to Index Digital Media, Inc. only affects the title's publishing and distribution; Dragon's Crown is still being developed by Vanillaware.
Originally to be published by UTV Ignition Entertainment, the game will now be produced, published, and distributed by ATLUS
, whose acclaimed creative team will assist developer Vanillaware in resuming and completing work.
"We are exceedingly proud to become a part of producing and publishing Dragon's Crown," stated Shinichi Suzuki
, President and CEO of Index Digital Media, Inc. "Vanillaware is a developer beloved for their tremendous visual talent and extraordinary attention to detail. Our previous collaboration with them, Odin Sphere™, went on to sell over 350,000 units worldwide, entering the prestigious PlayStation® Greatest Hits library. While much work remains, we believe this collaboration will be well worth the wait."
Dragon's Crown is scheduled to release for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems in North America in 2013. For more information, please visit www.dragons-crown.comAbout ATLUS
Video game publisher ATLUS
has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei® franchise
of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona® sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne
), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine™, Demon's Souls™, and the upcoming official video game adaptation of Game of Thrones (coming May 15, 2012), ATLUS
provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers. ATLUS
is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.
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