I’m not sure if a VanillaWare game has ever sold this well before. Backed by popular niche publisher Atlus, the gorgeous beat’em up Dragon’s Crown is about to reach seven digits as it hits 940,000 units sold since its launch last year.
VanillaWare announced its figures on its official Japanese Twitter page, translated by Siliconera, also pointing towards more Muramasa Rebirth DLC coming out in the near future.
For those not familiar with the company, VanillaWare is a maker of gorgeous video games with an absurd level of detail and character in its animated sprites. Most games it creates are simple action games that point to more resourced obviously being poured into the looks department, but Dragon’s Crown is different. It borrows a few pages from the tome of Dungeons & Dragon‘s and carves itself a solid RPG mechanic to back up the intense action.
Thanks to its wildly original takes on classic job systems, pretty decent RPG underpinnings working behind the scenes, and the fact that Atlus puts it on sale for half price every other week these days, it’s clear to see why the game has done so well. The game’s Sorceress character has also garnered quite a huge fanbase among male gamers. I can’t even begin to fathom why.
You can check out our review for Dragon’s Crown if you like, but I’ll warn you that my thoughts on it are evolving a little bit these days. I’ve warmed up to it since my original impressions, and it’s still on my mind after all this time, a sure fire sign of a game that’s worth your time.