Dragon's Lair Gets a Publisher for Nintendo DS

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Conspiracy Entertainment has secured the publishing rights to Dragon’s Lair and Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp and plan on shipping both games to retail stores in the first part of 2008. In addition to the original Dragon’s Lair games, they will also publish the DS version of Space Ace and all three games will be developed by United Coders – formally announced as Wizardry Engineering.

Lead Programmer & Executive Producer, Hans Olsen of United Coders said: “This is such an important gaming franchise as it falls into one of those conversations ‘Do you remember were where you when Elvis or Diana died?’ except with this game it’s ‘Do you remember in which chip shop or arcade you first played this game?’. We talked long and hard with the original creators of Dragon’s Lair – Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Rick Dyer – they were so impressed with our vision for these titles, that we now have these gaming gems to bring to the market in a new format”.

Dragon’s Lair DS features two modes of play: the 1983 Arcade mode, and Director’s Cut. The games will contain all of the original gaming sequences, death scenes, and the little idiosyncrasies that were contained in the originals. With the Director’s Cut, there is full support for the Rumble Pak, Stylus Support, and Voice Recognition.

William, one of our News Editors, recently reviewed Dragon’s Lair on HD DVD. If you are unfamiliar with the game, you should check out his review – and if you are a long time gamer who loved the game 24 years ago when it was released, the DS version will be a great way to relive the nostalgia via a handheld device. Gaming Today will most likely receive more official screens of the Nintendo DS version closer to release date, so check back with us often.

via: Press Release

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Conspiracy Entertainment snaps up Dragon’s Lair for Nintendo DS…quarter of 2008…

Conspiracy Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce that they have secured the publishing rights to one of the world’s best known gaming franchises; Dragon Lair. They will be releasing the original Dragon Lair and Dragon Lair II Warp Time’ for the Nintendo DS. In addition, as part of this deal, they will also publish the DS version of Space Ace. United Coders (formerly announced as Wizardry Engineering) are developing all versions of the games.

Lead Programmer & Executive Producer, Hans Olsen of United Coders said:

This is such an important gaming franchise as it falls into one of those conversations ‘Do you remember were where you when Elvis or Diana died?’ except with this game it’s ‘Do you remember in which chip shop or arcade you first played this game?’. ‘We talked long and hard with the original creators of Dragon Lair – Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Rick Dyer – they were so impressed with our vision for these titles, that we now have these gaming gems to bring to the market in a new format’.

Dragon’s Lair DS features two modes of play; 1983 Arcade mode and Director’s Cut.

The 1983 version plays just like the original arcade released in 1983. This mode satisfies the hardcore gamer who wishes to re-live the first ever handheld version of Dragon’s Lair, that is 100% true to the original and has all scenes, all death scenes, and all the quirks and oddities found in that version.

The Director’s Cut is aimed mostly at players who have never experienced the game before, Dragon’s Lair plays somewhat differently in a very unique way; and in director’s Cut there is also full support for Rumble Pak, Stylus Support, Voice Recognition.

Dragon Lair is due to ship in the 1st quarter of 2008 with the others to follow at a later date.

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