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The Legend of Dragoon Coming to PSN: RPG Classic Reborn May 1st

+ Posted by Shu Yoshida // President, SCE Worldwide Studios

The Legend of Dragoon was one of the last projects I worked on as a producer in Japan Studio and by far the biggest team I managed hands-on. We started the project in 1996 with only a handful of people, hired one by one as we were building up teams for Ape Escape, The Legend of Dragoon, and Ico simultaneously. During the peak of the game’s development, we had well over 100 people working internally in the studio on The Legend of Dragoon — for a PSone game! We had roughly 10 artists dedicated just to drawing concept art for this gigantic RPG. As the game contained lots of pre-rendered maps and full-motion videos, we were forced to spread the content over four CDs, which was the maximum number of discs that the fattest PSone game case could hold.

It took nearly three years to build the team and develop the game, which was released in December 1999 in Japan and June 2000 in the US. As I moved from Japan to the US in March 2000, I was able to personally handle the game’s release in both Japan and the US. Following the game’s launch in Japan, we learned from players that certain parts of the game were too difficult. The team re-balanced the gameplay for the release outside of Japan, so the US version was the complete version of the game that we were all proud of.

I still occasionally hear from fans of The Legend of Dragoon, and many want to know if there is a sequel. LOD2 was put into preproduction after I left the Japan Studio, but was eventually cancelled for some unknown reason, and the team members moved on to different projects. Some people still work in the Japan Studio, so we talk about the memories of developing LOD when we see each other at company functions.

It’s great to see the game being prepared for release as a PSone Classic on PSN, which means that fans can revisit the world whenever they want. Maybe it’ll make a new fans, too. Long live LOD!

 

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/04/11/the-legend-of-dragoon-coming-to-psn-rpg-classic-reborn-may-1st/

 



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Is this the first and last JRPG Sony made?

SONY do a Legend Of Dragoon 2 kickstarter!



All hail the KING, Andrespetmonkey

Seeing that art cover brings back good memories.

My teenage hormones went wild for the girl in the back whose name escapes me at the moment. I'll get this on PSN for sure.

I am the black sheep     "of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."-Robert Anton Wilson

I don't get the hype for this game and why everyone seems to adore it...

Probably because it never released over here, lol.

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VicViper said:
Is this the first and last JRPG Sony made?


Nope , they made some more, and co-developed also (go on wiki)



Bristow9091 said:
I don't get the hype for this game and why everyone seems to adore it...

Probably because it never released over here, lol.

If by "here" you mean UK...it did release here.

My friend gave me his copy 3 years ago.



All hail the KING, Andrespetmonkey

Bristow9091 said:
I don't get the hype for this game and why everyone seems to adore it...

Probably because it never released over here, lol.

I personally am not a huge fan of the game per se.  You won't hear me screaming "ZOMG LOD2!" I just think It's a really good classic JRPG.

And on a personal level, when I see how rare a good console RGP are these days, you can't help but dwell on how good we used to have it, and how we've managed to take it all for granted.



I am the black sheep     "of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."-Robert Anton Wilson

Pretty damn good game from what I've played of it, need to fully play it though will do so eventually ;p

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It was an ok attempt at making a JRPG. Personally overshadowed by countless other superior JRPGs on the PS1. Nice to see it coming to PSN.