Atlus is not only publishing it in North America and Japan, internal Atlus staff members are now assisting with the production. The downside to this announcement is that, in Atlus's estimation, "the game simply cannot retail for $29.99." The upside is that, being an Atlus game, it's much more likely to ship with a soundtrack disc now.
Marina Del Rey, CA–April 19, 2012–UTV Ignition Games today announced that Dragon's Crown will be published by Atlus. Developed by Vanillaware, the 2D action RPG will be available in multiple formats including PlayStation®Vita.
UTV Ignition has now exited from all internal development of Dragon's Crown, with Atlus acquiring the publishing rights. "While we are saddened to no longer be associated with the Dragon's Crown project, we are very confident that the title is in excellent hands with Atlus," stated Lokesh Dhar, senior vice president of UTV Ignition Entertainment. "Since the initial announcement, information on timing and features in the game have changed and other details regarding design and functionality are yet to be determined. We are confident that Atlus and Vanillaware will deliver the finest game possible."
In Dragon's Crown players take the role of one of six adventurers who must roam labyrinths in search of treasure and the legendary "Dragon's Crown." With 2D multiplayer action, up to four players can connect around the world to play through the game together.