Atlus to publish Dragon's Crown in Japan and North America

Dragon’s Crown is still in production, but it’s no longer being published by Ignition Entertainment. Atlus have taken to the PlayStation Blog tonight to reveal that they’ve assumed publishing responsibility for the Vanillaware developed PS3 and PS Vita action RPG.

“Atlus is taking over publishing duties in Japan and North America,” said Atlus sales manager Aram Jabbari. “What’s more, key (and very talented) members of the Atlus internal development team will be involved with the project as producer(s). You know, some of the people who’ve worked on games in the critically acclaimed Persona series. Yeah, we know: we’re stoked, too!”

The game is now due in 2013. Atlus can not say much more at this point, but did add that the game will not retail for $29.99, as initially believed.

“We don’t know where that price point came from, but it is a logistical impossibility. We’re all gamers and we all wished it could be so, but it would have essentially destroyed any chance for profitability.”