The Xbox One may be slated for a Nov. 22 release, but that has stopped Microsoft from slowly unveiling details surrounding next-gen launch titles, including some of the first games planned to hit the Xbox Live Arcade. Among the Xbox One launch day lineup lies Crimson Dragon, the long-awaited spiritual successor to the Panzer Dragoon series, and director Yukio Futatsugi’s first venture on the new console.
The upcoming rail shooter was first unveiled as “Project Draco” at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, with a strong emphasis on utilizing the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor, but was later delayed for unknown reasons. Now back on track, the game will feature six dragons players can nurture and grow, with one exclusive dragon available if you buy the game prior to December 31. The title will also supposedly utilize Microsoft’s cloud computing technology, allowing players to upload, download and literally call into battle a host of other dragons via differing Kinect voice commands.
Crimson Dragon‘s recent video from the 2013 Tokyo Game Show sheds a little bit of light on the issues that arise when you try to settle a planet inhabited by dragons, lava serpents and overly large arachnid-like monstrosities. The game looks just as frantic and fast-paced as the aforementioned Panzer Dragoon series, but with a graphic overhaul more suited toward the next-gen consoles.
Crimson Dragon will be available for a mere $20 as part of the Xbox One launch lineup on Nov. 22, with additional content and challenges becoming available after the game’s initial release.