The Legend of Dragoon to Be Released on PSN May 1

Shu Yoshida, president of SCE Worldwide Studios, announced on the official Playstation Blog that The Legend of Dragoon will be released on PSN as a PSOne Classic on May 1. Yoshida worked on the game as a producer, and the title was among his last projects at Japan Studios.

He also commented on requests for a sequel:

I still occasionally hear from fans of The Legend of Dragoon, and many want to know if there is a sequel. LOD2 was put into preproduction after I left the Japan Studio, but was eventually cancelled for some unknown reason, and the team members moved on to different projects. Some people still work in the Japan Studio, so we talk about the memories of developing LOD when we see each other at company functions.

The Legend of Dragoon was released on Japan’s PSN on December 22, 2010 for 600 yen. No price has been announced for the NA PSN.

Analysis: Those who signed the petition to put The Legend of Dragoon on PSN finally got their wish. Due to the size of the game, I can see this game going for $9.99. The game can go for $30 to $40 on eBay, with some sellers trying to sell just one out of four discs, and new copies on Amazon being listed at $49.98 and $59.98. Thus, a potential $9.99 price point is still a bargain in comparison.

Judging from Yoshida’s comments, the chances of a sequel seem low since the project was canceled, and some of the team that worked on the original have gone their separate ways. Granted, the possibility isn’t completely ruled out since some of the staff still work at the Japan Studios, but there doesn’t appear to be interest in resurrecting that project. It likely would turn out much differently than if it had been completed then. Even though I thought it didn’t quite stand up to other RPG juggernauts released in that era, I still would’ve liked to see a sequel. Nonetheless, it’s good that more people will have the chance to play this game.


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