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Submitted by Abriael 930d ago | news

Dragon’s Crown Was Rejected by Capcom Before Landing at UTV Ignition

Vanillaware’s Dragon’s Crown seems to be doing really well in Japan, and it’s definitely on the radar of many gamers in the west as well. Considering that, you’d think publishers were eager to put their brand on it, but that’s not the case. Not only the original publisher of the game UTV Ignition Entertainment dropped the project before it was finally picked up by Atlus, but it turns out that it was also rejected by Capcom. (Capcom, Dragon's Crown, George Kamitani, PS Vita, PS3)

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nick309  +   930d ago
They published remember me , but no this, capcom you fail so hard.
Abriael  +   930d ago
Both Capcom and Sega lost a lot of my respect this generation. Namco Bandai is on the edge, ready to jump as well.
nick309  +   930d ago
Namco do fine because they publish dbz , naruto, JoJo, one piece, saint seiya.

Sega ditched yakuza and im waiting for some translation from youtbers , played kenzan and the hd collection with youtube. They only wanna publish rhytm games now sadly.not that they are bad games, but fans will know the point.
Abriael  +   930d ago
@nick309: they take WAY too much to localize their JRPGs in the west, when they even do.

More than a year to localize any game is simply unacceptable, no matter how much text it has.
caseh  +   929d ago
Sega still have their moments, at least we got Yakuza 4 without anything removed.

Also have to say Binary Domain would place somewhere in a top 10 for me this gen, well maybe a top 20. :)
Reibooi  +   929d ago
Sega lost my respect when they moved Valkyria to PSP and then basically didn't bother bring the series to the US anymore.

As far as Namco Bandai I always kinda thought that the reason the games took so freakishly long to come out in the US after they were announced was because they were taking their time with the localization and saving money in the process. One has to remember they make very little if any money on any of their RPG's in the US so truthfully I'm just happy we get some of them at all.(Although I am still somewhat bitter of my fav tales game not getting the PS3 version released) I would rather have a long as wait and get the game then just never get it.

That said I do agree it's annoying they take so long but at least we already know Xillia 2 is coming and we won't be left hanging on that since Xillia is coming out next month.
-Mika-  +   930d ago
Remember me was a good game...
nick309  +   930d ago
Decent at best, got to episode 5 and understood it wasnt good, the slow combat, barely have enough space to perform combos & they break from any small attack. Story was the good in it.
Abriael  +   930d ago
It had highs and lows. I would say it was a decent game.
bicfitness  +   930d ago
It should have been a $20 digital title. That's not an insult, but consumers would have received it better. There's just too many fantastic games to choose from at this point in a generation to pay full price for something that is "okay".
young7yang  +   929d ago
loved the premise but the game-play was broken.. it really ruined the flow of the game.
Cable2kx  +   929d ago
Agreed the game was ok it lost its appeal about midway thought
NeoTribe  +   929d ago
Game was very mediocre.
jc48573  +   930d ago
Head Capcom: doesn't this game remind you of Dungeons and Dragons?

Capcom staff: yea, kinda does.

Head Capcom: I think we can make more profit if we simply re-release Dungeons and Dragons.

Capcom staff: isn't that game kinda old?

Head Capcom: It's not our first time. Look at MVC2, Final Fight, etc. We save so much if we simply port those games.

Capcom staff: great idea!

Head Capcom: Go ahead and reject Dragon's Crown.


Head Capcom: See what I told you? We saved over 900,000 dollars just porting Dungeons and Dragons. Good thing we rejected Dragon's Crown.

Capcom staff: Dragon's Crown is out of stock everywhere else.

Head Capcom: Nobody is going to remember that game. Didn't you hear about Atlus' parent company bankruptcy filing? Maybe it's just a limited run of copies.


Me: It is a FACT that Dungeons and Dragons was a cash in opportunity.
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Abriael  +   930d ago
Me: I'm ready to bet you that it made a fraction of what Dragon's Crown will make.
Knushwood Butt  +   929d ago

so true

bubs up
jujubee88  +   929d ago
It's a title going to VITA. A good one too. I mean, logically of course Capcom are not going to do that. Tsk, what are you crazy? Do you want Capcom to have a happy, hardcore user base like that?

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nick309  +   929d ago
Vita & ps3 actually
jujubee88  +   929d ago
@nick309: I know. I just neglected to mention it in my original post to make a point that Capcom is hating on vita.

Hopefully, my point came across well.
showtimefolks  +   929d ago
capcom only want countless sequels and want to keep releasing the same game 2-3 times with different characters for $39.99

i bought asura wrath a while back and was so surprised that after paying full price, i had to pay extra for DLC which contained the actual ending to the game

i don't buy capcom games new, i rather give my money to someone on ebay or even gamestop before i give it to capcom, and its so sad that theyy use to be one of the fan favorite publishers

than this gen happened, greed took over and on disk dlc top what is a DLC pack expansion or a whole game all together
knifefight  +   929d ago
What's also worth note is that Capcom did NOT publish Remember Me in Japan. That game has no release date for Japanese stores. Kind of a bummer for Japan.
Knushwood Butt  +   929d ago
I heard it sucks.
ZodTheRipper  +   929d ago
^yes it does. It would have been a good game in 2010.
Majin-vegeta  +   930d ago
Thank god or other wise scamcom would be charging us just to look at those magumbos.
Abriael  +   930d ago
In before Skimpy costume pack :D

...More skimpy I mean.
admiralvic  +   930d ago
While Capcom has had some questionable DLC practices in the past, they've not all been awful.

Monster Hunter had free missions, E.X. Troopers had free missions and costumes, Lost Planet 2 had free costumes, Street Fighter updates (that add characters and things) are only $15 versus $40 like BlazBlue or extremely over priced like a lot of DLC characters, etc.

Also there are worse companies too...

ARC System Works charges for pallet swaps, different announcers, and of course glasses in Persona 4 the Arena. Gearbox asks $10 dollars for a single new character, who I doubt takes as much effort to add as a DLC pack (which also cost $10 dollars). Sony went to town on Uncharted 3 DLC costumes, PlayStation All-Star mascots, Starhawks DLC spam fest and of course all the stuff for R&C Full Frontal Assault.

No one is perfect, but don't pretend that Capcom has the worst practices (though the SF X T DLC was just pathetic on their part!).
CrescentFang  +   929d ago
I wonder how much all that Idolmaster DLC is in Japan... I don't think NBGI could get away with that outside Japan though.
Tetsujin  +   930d ago
If Capcom had this, they would have strict DRM, and charge DLC just to play offline co-op.

I already have this game on pre-order, at Evo 2013 I played this game multiple times and it reminded me of Guardian Heroes for Sega Saturn.
XtraTrstrL  +   930d ago
LOL @ Capcom. Hopefully they pull their heads out their asses and start getting back on track. Now that Ono is already talking about being interested in SF5, I don't want it being done with the current mentality they have with $$$ DLC. They'll end up locking half the game content away as on-disc $$DLC that they'll swear was created on a separate DLC budget. I can't stand that crap, just focus on getting everything you can in the $60 game up until release. Then work on $$ DLC if you like.
Hicken  +   930d ago
I think it's odd that ATLUS wouldn't have been choice number one, anyway. Maybe it's just here in the West, but don't they have a pretty close relationship anyway? Odin Sphere, GrimGrimoire, Baroque, too, I think.
Abriael  +   930d ago
It's not that odd, George Kamitani started his career at Capcom, so it's not so strange that he went there first.
Hicken  +   929d ago
If I knew that, I forgot it. Still, it seems to me that VW has been closer to ATLUS than anyone else over the past few years.
Chrisgamerguy  +   930d ago
I wish the sorceress was just completely topless lol
deadfrag  +   930d ago
Another ps3 exclusive to keep in my collection till i die!If i had not payed my PS4 in total already i will probably by now i would not have pick it up until next year holidays;there are so much good games still coming out for this generation that im start felling bad for already pick my next generation PS4. Serious;starting on Dragon crown passing on Killer Is Dead.. Lord of shadows 2.....The Wonderful 101...Diablo 3...Gta V...and ending in Puppeteer and my backlog i didnt need to be greedy for next generation hardware and games.
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Hanso  +   930d ago
im glad capacom rejected it.
Now we wont be raped with dlc :D
Inception  +   929d ago
Yeah me too. Seeing all those costume DLC for SSF IV and imagine how much capcom will pump stupid overprice DLC for Dragon's Crown really hurt my head >.<
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ginsunuva  +   930d ago
A good game?

Baka-akaB  +   929d ago
So ? You guys would be surprised at the amoung of gems and potential gems every publisher worth naming rejected .

Yeah it's Capcom's loss , but being cheery that Remember me was picked "instead" and failed because it's capcom is way overboard .

They did take chances on some risky games , sometimes it pays off (dragon's dogma ) , often it doesnt . But if you guys wanna have selective memory go ahead , i'll just blame them on a case by case basis , when they actually deserve it , like crap like resident 6 or DmC .
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Master-H  +   929d ago
I hate capcom, the only capcom game i might buy is Deep Down, because let's face it no body can F with those graphics if it was actually in-engine like they said.
cunnilumpkin  +   929d ago

lol....deep down is not a game, its a fake, try to get you hyped up, bullsh!t tech demo like the dark sorcerer

I mean look at the actual games on ps4

knack, killzone SF, infamous SS, they all look like last gen games with slightly better resoluitions

and then deep down and dark sorcerer look like cg

because, wait for it,

FAKE AS FU@K!!!!!!!!

no game on ps4 will ever look like the fake deep down or dark sorcerer trailer unless they are choose your own adventure games where you just press x to advance to the next cut scene
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FamilyGuy  +   929d ago
Deep down is a WORKING TITLE, not just a tech demo. It's a game that Capcom actually intend to release. I told you already, all these games you're referencing are basically open world games with huge draw distances that take up power from graphics. there are TONS of games that look WAY better than open world games because they're in smaller environments.

When a game is set in a small, confined area you don't have to spread assets out as far to make to the whole thing look decent. You can have that small area chalk full of polygons, which, surprise surprise, makes it look phenomenal. Make that area larger again and you may use the same number of polygons yet now they have to be spread out to fill a much larger area. Character models and environments have to be scaled back.

When are you going to understand this very simple FACT?

I'm not saying what Capcom showed with Deep down is 100% legitimate, I'm saying that games made in smaller spaces are able to look much better, GENS BETTER, than ones in open spaces.
In the case of The Sorcerer, Quantic Dream's track record speaks for itself. Beyond 2 Souls looks like a PS4 game in comparison to most current gen games, do you think that game isn't real too? Do you think it isn't possible?

What will you say once these games or ones like them come out? Will you pretend you never made these claims or will you be a man an admit you were wrong?
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CEOSteveBallmer  +   929d ago
Wait for it...

No... These tech demos are running on real time on PS4 hardware. Your just in denial that the PS4 can do graphics like this. Saying infamous Second son and shadowfall last gen?? you must be blind boy, wanna see some comparison pics between current gen and last gen?? or better yet videos?? Nice try in "Downplaying" the PS4 but you aint doing nothing. You must be a butthurt Xbone fanboy. As if your xbone is any better?? I will bookmark this page so when the PS4 games comes out and has garnered excellent reviews, well see whos laughing.
Master-H  +   929d ago
"knack, killzone SF, infamous SS, they all look like last gen games with slightly better resoluitions " i was trying to take your comment seriously at first but your troll got very obvious .... 1.5/10 for trying lol
dorron  +   929d ago
Had Capcom published this game, we would be having Dragon's Crown Arcade Edition first, then Ultra Dragon's Crown and be paying $$$$ for stupidities...
cunnilumpkin  +   929d ago
is it native 1920x1080p on ps3? the game has very simple, but beautiful 2d graphics, I would expect it to

I want this game, but only on ps3, this game just seems like I would enjoy it more on a big screen
CEOSteveBallmer  +   929d ago
on PS3?? reading your comment above really gives me a clear picture about you. I checked your comment history and man, you really do bash and hate sony don't you?? You must be an investor in MS, an employee or just a diehard xbone fan. No matter how many times you donwplay the PS4, no matter how many times you "spin" the positives into negatives, But the truth always prevails. Id rather trust sony than your customer raping Micro$oft.
FamilyGuy  +   929d ago
I'm more curious about its frame rate, a lot of action goes on the screen at one time so it'd be cool if it were 60fps.

I highly doubt it's either though, 1080p or 60fps. Devs know we're use to and accept the 720p 30fps standard of this gen so most aren't going to put much effort into going beyond that when they know their game will look good and be accepted without it.

It would be nice to know this info though.
Inception  +   929d ago

Dood, i don't care if Vanillaware made this game for GBA and have resolution that people like you will vomitting blood for months after you saw the number. I even don't care if it had crazy anti-aliasing or f*kin ultra shader mumbo jumbo shit that made you orgasm.

The only thing i care is i want to play this game ASAP! That's all. If you hate why Vanillaware made this game only for PS3/Vita, than that's your problem. But don't try to bash this game because you can't play it on your favorite platform!
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Agent_hitman  +   929d ago
So Is it safe to assume that CAPCOM is the second worst company after EA?.
RedDevils  +   929d ago
Activision *cough*
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MuhammadJA  +   929d ago
Can't blame Capcom. The game is mediocre at best and only attracts the extreme weeaboos.
LoaMcLoa  +   929d ago
Let me guess, you haven't played it and you have no idea what you're talking about?

Oh wait! That wasn't a guess, that was a fact.
tarbis  +   929d ago
oh please, just go back and play your crappy COD game.
grimmweisse  +   929d ago
Well done, you win douche of the day comment! Unless you played it, give some valid points, rather than letting your anus writing some comments! It's called being constructive.
MuhammadJA  +   929d ago
I saw some gameplay vids and don't see what's all the hype is about. Of course, if the main witch was wearing decent clothes, no one would even buy the game.

"oooohhhhh juggling tits, ooooohhhhhhh SOLD!!!"
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CEOSteveBallmer  +   929d ago
So much butthurt Xbots in here. Even saying Deep down is not real. every gaming website analyzed the tech demo and it is real time on PS4. Why can't you guys just leave it be? xbone fans just cannot accept that PS4 is capable of doing graphics like these. I hope PS4 launch comes soon enough with games like this so that these clowns will just shut up.
kingPoS  +   929d ago
Already preordered at Gamestop

I'll be there at the opening hours. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (want that art book)
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