Dungeons & Dragons Returns To Consoles This Summer With A Fresh Coat Of Paint [PAX East 2013]
Capcom made a strong showing at PAX East 2013 with not only a remastered version of Ducktales but also with a remastered version of Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara. Gamers will be getting two titles, Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doomand its sequel Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara. I like the addition of the drop in/drop out multiplayer which I am sure will be something used quite a bit amongst our staff. Now I just need Capcom to remake Saturday Slam Masters and Aliens vs. Predator: The Arcade Game.
CAPCOM ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF SCROOGE McDUCK AND TWO ARCADE CLASSICS WITH THE RELEASE OF DUCKTALESREMASTERED AND
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS®: CHRONICLES OF MYSTARA™
BOSTON – March 22, 2013 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, ended its panel at the PAX East convention today with the announcement that three titles from its revered catalogue – DuckTales , Dungeons & Dragons®: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons®: Shadow over Mystara – are making a welcome return on multiple platforms in the coming months.
As the first modern role playing game, the Dungeons & Dragons franchise from Wizards of the Coast gave birth to numerous products including two arcade titles from Capcom, Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and its sequel Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara. Both these titles are now being re-released with updated HD graphics and a wealth of other enhancements as a definitive double pack entitled Dungeons & Dragons ®: Chronicles of Mystara™. Scheduled for release digitally on PlayStation 3, Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360, Wii U and Windows PC in June, the title is being developed for Capcom by Iron Galaxy and will be priced at $14.99/€14.99/£11.99/1200 MSP.
Just as in the arcades, up to four players will select their character class before doing battle against the mythical beasts from the Dungeons & Dragons’ universe with a mix of melee, range and magic attacks. But now, thanks to GGPO, there’s no need to jostle for position around a cabinet as Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara offers seamless drop-in/drop-out online gameplay in one of two modes. In addition to the classic arcade mode with its branching paths and multiple endings, players can utilize the all new House Rules feature and customize gameplay for a completely different experience.
The new extras don’t stop there. The Character Visualizer lets players track which characters they and their friends use most often and can help create a more balanced multiplayer dungeon party, or point out which characters are most under-used; with further gameplay stats tracked via a global leaderboard. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara also includes a Challenge system that sets players in-game goals in return for level-ups and coins which can be spent in the Vault: a treasure trove of unlockables and gameplay loot. Finally, owners of the Wii U version will be able to use the GamePad touch screen to select spells and items with ease, allowing for a more streamlined gameplay experience.
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About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.
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