Crimson Dragon is an upcoming on-rails shooter for Kinect that shares more than a little resemblance to the Panzer Dragoon series. Now before you go dismissing this downloadable title because its just another random Kinect title, its worth noting that the reason it looks and feels like Panzer Dragoon is because it is being developed by staff previously responsible for said series. (Creator Yukio Futatsugi was the director of the first three Panzer Dragoon games, and composer Saori Kobayashi also co-scored Panzer Dragoon Saga and Orta) Now do we have your attention?
The game sees you riding one of a number of dragons, (not playing the dragon itself but rather the rider himself), with hand motions corresponding to how you’d use the reins for your beast.
Previously announced were three dragons to ride, but now the full roster of six has been shown. Each has their own advantages and weaknesses so you’re bound to find one that matches your play style Blood Skin for example is the balanced dragon, skilled in attack power. Dark Shoulder on the other hand has lower mobility and higher defense. Snow Wing (and perhaps my favourite) has lower attack power, but greater agility.
Check out screenshots of the full roster below. Crimson Dragon is out on Xbox Live Arcade on June 13th for 1200 Microsoft Points.