Project Draco in Retro Gamer

It’s not much but at least it’s something; here’s the little stub (shedding tears might be taking it a little too far, surely!). Hopefully in the future, when there’s more information available, then there’ll be a full article on it.
Perhaps Sega could do to release something more than a vague video teaser…

In other news, a pretty fantastic portrayal of Lagi, which I figured was too good not to share.

Peace out, everyone.

As far as I’m aware, Sega has nothing to do with Project Draco; it’s a Microsoft Game Studios project.

Thanks for sharing the picture of Lagi, it’s nice. :anjou_happy:

I hadn?t heard of this, so I Googled Project Draco. There?s been some information floating around since September. Here?s some of what I found:

] and, most suspiciously, having a codename at all, Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer told Joystiq he “woudn’t call Project Draco] a Panzer Dragoon game.”

“It’s a Kinect game for one thing, which is going to have its own take on it,” Spencer said, referring to the concept of riding a dragon. Spencer added that “there are some differences between – as a Panzer Dragoon fan – the stuff we’ve seen in the Panzer Dragoon series and Project Draco],” but he didn’t elaborate on those differences. During the Microsoft keynote where the game was announced, Futatsugi explained, “What I wanted to do most is to fly.” So perhaps Draco is more flying and less on-rails shooting?

So if it’s not a Panzer Dragoon game, then what’s up with the whole dragons-you-can-ride thing? “Futasugi-san does have a passion for dragons and the interactions between humans and dragons,” Spencer said. “I think you could say ‘inspired by’ and obviously Futatsugi-san’s heritage with that franchise is an important part of his history.” But Spencer still “wouldn’t characterize Project Draco] as a Panzer Dragoon game.”

“I think there’s some great things about the mechanic in Panzer Dragoon that can work really well, but we’re not in any way trying to diminish the value of that franchise or steal from it.” So we’re guessing they’re not going to call it “Tank Leviathoon.”? … r-dragoon/

[quote]Yukio Futatsugi, the creator of Panzer Dragoon and Phantom Dust, has a new game coming out for Microsoft’s Kinect. What do you do? You ride dragons.

The game is called Project Draco, and has you both flying your dragon in aerial combat, as well as using Kinect’s camera capabilities to “nurture and learn to communicate” with your steed, which in turn will help it fight more ferociously.

Panzer Dragoon fans, take one look at the design of those dragons in the image below, and smile.

It’ll be out in 2011.[/quote]

? … er-dragoon

And a trailer:

I?ll be keeping an eye on it, though I don?t have an Xbox 360. size=59[/size]

That’s pretty much all there is to it, Ancient Weapon.

I’m keeping an eye on Twitter too, searching for “panzer dragoon” and “project draco”.

Of course, there?s a previous thread, which I had overlooked. Now judiciously facepalming at myself.