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Dragon Fantasy Book II Bringin' Back Old-School 16-Bit Glory

It brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it?

For those who remember the golden age of gaming, you just have to check out Dragon Fantasy Book II, which was recently detailed over at the PlayStation Blog. It's coming as a downloadable effort to the PS3 and Vita some time next year...and oh, the memories.

The team at Muteki Corporation wanted to "make the best RPG possible" and this time around they've upgraded to the "next generation;" i.e., 16-bit graphics. So essentially, this looks like what we had in the early 90s (that's right, kiddies), and they've altered the way they do battle, amped up the audio a bit, and oh yeah, added multiplayer support. Up to four players can enjoy this one, each acting as one of the four party members; the cool part is that each player can explore areas on their own and even engage in separate battles.

That's definitely a more advanced feature. I remember teaming up with a friend to play through Final Fantasy VI and while I could do stuff in battle, I certainly couldn't run around; only my buddy who controlled the party could do that. Lastly, there will be that classic focus on story along with the campy silliness of the amateur dialogue we all remember. Oh man...love this.

Related Game(s): Dragon Fantasy Book II

Tags: dragon fantasy, dragon fantasy sequel, dragon fantasy 2, dragon fantasy book ii

8/29/2012 10:22:47 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

coverton341
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 11:09:20 AM
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This is awesome news. The first DF was for PC and MAC only if I remember correctly and was 8-bit stylised. If you're into that sort of game it's really terrific and only costs about 5 bucks I think. Sorry can't remember where to get it, but if you google the dev and the game name you can surely find it.

Any way, can't wait for this on the vita.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 2:56:25 PM

Yeah, I think the first was only on PC and Mac.

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FZKilla
Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 2:09:40 PM

Hey guys!

I'm Kevin, the Art Director for the Dragon Fantasy series!

You can also get Dragon Fantasy 1 on iPhone, iPad and Android! Check out their app stores to get it.

Well, back to work on DF2!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 11:09:41 AM
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Haha that looks fantastic, better than Rainbow Moon even. Not pleased about that old bald dude as hero though, he should be some oracle while we control a roguish anime guy.

It's so weird to me that nobody figured out how to take this gameplay into the current generation. Everything they need is right there. GHAGH, anyway. Looks better than FFXIII-2.

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ethird1
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 11:32:01 AM
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YES! YES! YES!!

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 11:40:33 AM
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I can't wait for this! We need more! :D

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 11:47:31 AM
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This has come out of nowhere for me!

Wow!! It's got a world map and everything! Now way up high on my priority list....I do find it telling that i've been mostly exclusively excited for PSN/independent games, many of which are throwbacks....

Anyway, this is a great announcement!

Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 8/29/2012 11:48:00 AM

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SuMtOnE
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 5:09:29 PM
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kinda remind me of Secret of Mana

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