Side-scrolling hack’n’slash Dragon’s Crown is heading to the printed page. A new series of manga is on the way from publisher Udon.
High Fantasy manga
Seeing release in 2013 from Atlus, Dragon’s Crown made an impact for its art as much as for it’s gameplay. The title played off of classic fantasy themes, and was created by developer Vanillaware and George Kamitani.
It was splashy and over the top in execution. And honestly, the game’s high fantasy themes and bombastic character designs seem a perfect fit for comics. And that’s just what Udon has cooking, together with artist Yuztan.
The publisher will be bringing together the six classic character-types from the game for a familiar quest. The Fighter, the Sorceress, the Elf, the Wizard, the Amazon, and the Dwarf will be hunting for “riches, for glory, and for the honor of the kingdom of Hydeland!” So it’s sure to be an understated affair. Well, not really.
Expect the book to capture “all the hard hitting action, sexiness and silliness of the beat-em-up RPG”, according to Udon. This isn’t a one-shot deal either. There will be a pair of installments, with the first arriving this October, and the second (and final) edition hitting some time in 2018.