Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara has been announced at today’s PAX East.
Back in the 90s, Capcom had released two brawlers based on the classic tabletop pencil and paper game, Dungeons and Dragons. While incredibly amazing in execution, they were released at a time when brawlers were the norm and religious fanatics considered anything to do with Dungeons and Dragons to be taboo.
The original Dungeons and Dragons was actually more of a storytelling guide than a game. Some kids took the idea of the game too far and too seriously and things went wrong, and then the media turned it into a cult.
Iron Galaxy at least had the right idea, making Dungeons and Dragons fun instead of sticking to the game itself, and fun it was. Now Capcom is bringing those brawlers back via the internet with a game download, and the result is the compilation title Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara.
Iron Galaxy developed the original games, which will be available for $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft points, and we will be seeing the game collection on Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and PC. The download compilation includes Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom, and Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow over Mystara.
Much like the classic arcade brawlers, players will be able to drop in and out any time, adding to the feel of the original games. A new Character Visualizer will let players track which characters are used most often and aid in balancing the game, says Capcom in a press release. Rewards will be special items and in-game loot for the serious adventurer.
The Simpsons is another arcade brawler that has already seen the online download treatment, which leads us to wonder when the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games will be released in classic form. By classic form, we mean “not the horrible HD remake we got instead.”
Are you excited about Capcom’s announcement of Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara?