Hardcore gamers with a Kinect (do you guys actually exist?) will be saddened to hear that Microsoft has delayed the release of Crimson Dragon, the Kinect exclusive “spiritual successor” to Sega’s much beloved Panzer Dragoon series. The game was originally scheduled to come out in Japan just 2 days from now, but apparently wasn’t quite ready for release, because Crimson Dragon now has no official release date.
Microsoft didn’t go into details about why the game was delayed, nor did give a new estimate of when to expect the game. It’s not unusual for games to be delayed, but it is pretty strange for a delay to be announced mere days before the game is supposed to go on sale.
Crimson Dragon is one of those rare, purely motion controlled titles that’s targeted at hardcore gamers, and it’s being developed by a team of former Sega veterans who previously worked on the Saturn’s legendary Panzer Dragoon series: most notably, the game’s director is Yukio Futatsugi, who also directed the first 3 PD games. Crimson Dragon looks absolutely beautiful, and, since I’m a huge fan of Panzer Dragoon, I was seriously considering finally caving in and buying a Kinect once it comes out. Hopefully Microsoft will give us an update soon on why the game was delayed and when we can expect it.