Dragon’s Crown, for those of you not keeping track, is Atlus and Vanillaware’s highly-anticipated 4-player 2D action RPG that’s coming out in Japan tomorrow, July 25, for the PS3 and PS Vita. A US English release is also slated for August 6.
When you first get your copy of the game, you won’t be able to jump into online games right away – that has to be unlocked first. Specifically, you need to first unlock all nine stages of the game, and fight bosses ranging from Lv1 to Lv 17, in order to get to the part where online play is allowed.
Once you’ve played all nine dungeons for the first time, you’ll unlock online mode, as well as B paths for each of the nine stages. All the A path bosses (whom you’ve previously defeated) will also be upgraded to their Lv17 versions.