Brave Wave Announces New Panzer Dragoon Saga Album!

Brave Wave Announces New Panzer Dragoon Saga Album!
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Published by Draikin .

Brave Wave Productions have announced that they will be releasing a special ”Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement” soundtrack for digital, CD & vinyl! An official collaboration with SEGA, the soundtrack contains 20 songs from Panzer Dragoon Saga, rearranged by the game’s original composer Saori Kobayashi. The release date is currently scheduled for January 29, 2018. Here’s the list of companies and people who contributed to the soundtrack:

It’s great to see Panzer Dragoon Saga’s excellent soundtrack get another release, especially with rearranged tracks by the original composer. Definitely something to look forward to in the new year!

Brave Wave to Make Big Announcement Later this Week

Brave Wave to Make Big Announcement Later this Week
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Published by Solo Wing .

From Brave Wave’s Twitter account:

Later this week, we’ll announce a digital, CD and vinyl release for an esteemed Japanese retro game that celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018. We’re truly excited for this one - it’s a special project that you’re all going to love!

A new saga awaits.

I’m sure Brave Wave aren’t the only ones truly excited about this, especially fans of a certain dragon riding RPG.

A Voice From Japan: Eri Itō

A Voice From Japan: Eri Itō
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Published by Solo Wing .

Besides being the voice behind Panzer Dragoon Saga’s Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu and Panzer Dragoon Orta’s Anu Orta Veniya, Eri Itō has provided her talent to a wide range of the other productions. In 2015, YouTube user charguigou created the following compilation of some of her other work:

In recent years Itō released an EP in which she sings classics such as “Danny Boy” and “The Last Rose of Summer” (Apple Music, Spotify). Last year she collaborated again with Saori Kobayashi on Terra Magica.

A Look at the Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album

A Look at the Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album
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Published by Aevelia .

The product pictures section now features scans of the Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album.

Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album Case Front Insert (Front Side) Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album Case Front Insert (Back Side) Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album Case Back Insert (Front Side) Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album Case Back Insert (Back Side) Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album Obi Strip Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album Disc 1 Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Complete Album Disc 2

Released in 1998, it is visually distinguished from the earlier Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Mini Album and the later Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Memorial Album by its sepia tone cover artwork and leopard print discs.

New Photos of the Orta Statue and a Sketch

New Photos of the Orta Statue and a Sketch
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Published by Solo Wing .

Lucens Lux Fatalis has taken some new pictures of the Panzer Dragoon Orta Nonscale Coldcast Statue, including the box (which we previously didn’t have photos of).

Panzer Dragoon Orta Nonscale Coldcast Statue Box (1 of 2) Panzer Dragoon Orta Nonscale Coldcast Statue Box (2 of 2) Panzer Dragoon Orta Nonscale Coldcast Statue Closeup (1 of 2) Panzer Dragoon Orta Nonscale Coldcast Statue Closeup (2 of 2)

Also, we’ve added a new sketch of all of the Panzer Dragoon protagonists riding their dragons.

All Panzer Dragoon Dragon Riders

My thanks goes to Noahpatchi for this last picture.

Panzer Pumpkin

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Published by Solo Wing .

Happy Halloween, Panzer Dragoon fans!

Panzer Pumpkin

Thanks, Aevelia, for the photo.

Letting Go, An Old Panzer Dragoon Fan Music Track

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Published by Artist Formally Known as Lundi .

Hello Panzer fans,

This is an old track I made nine years ago. I didn’t think much of it myself so I buried it and never did anything musically for a long time. Here it is.

Don’t let life pass you by. Live and let live.

Saori Kobayashi, Triforce Quartet, Recording New Album

Saori Kobayashi, Triforce Quartet, Recording New Album
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Published by Solo Wing .

Over the last weekend, Saori Kobayashi and the Triforce Quartet recorded five songs for a new album that the Panzer Dragoon composer has been working on. The Triforce Quartet shared the following on Instagram:

We just had an incredible weekend recording for a ‘secret’ project with the incredible Panzer Dragoon composer, Saori Kobayashi @bravewavemusic ! Can’t wait to share more with you soon!

Although details about the new album are scarce at this point, we do know that the Triforce Quartet have played live Panzer Dragoon music before, and that there is a big anniversary coming up that relates to one of Saori Kobayashi’s projects.

No matter what Kobayashi is working on, I’m sure we’ll be happy with the result. But if this new album is an orchestra recording of music from Panzer Dragoon Saga (to celebrate the game’s 20th anniversary next year) many fans will be especially happy.

Futatsugi Wants to Revisit Old SEGA IP

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Published by Draikin .

In a recent interview with Polygon, Yukio Futatsugi revealed some information on the projects he’s currently working on. While the article is mostly about Space Channel 5 VR, it also suggests that we may see Futatsugi’s Grounding Inc. work on other SEGA IP in the future. He noted that recently SEGA seems to be more open to licensing their IP to other companies. At the same time, he’s also thinking about new VR projects Grounding Inc. can pursue. The interviewer also asked him about Panzer Dragoon in particular:

Asked about Panzer Dragoon — the series he’s best known for — in VR, Futatsugi said if the opportunity came up he would love to work on it, though he wouldn’t want to port the old games over in a straightforward way. He would want to do something new. He clarified, though, that at the moment “there’s no specific movement happening on the Panzer Dragoon front”.

It’s a logical assumption that the “something new” is referring to VR. While Futatsugi has nothing to announce yet, these comments at least hint at the possibility of the Panzer Dragoon franchise making an unlikely return after a long absence. Let’s hope that’s the case!

New Fan Art of Azel and Edge

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Published by Solo Wing .

Noahpatchi has contributed this nice picture of Azel and Edge.

Azel and Edge

I particularly like the pattern below the two characters. A not so subtle reference to their legacy.

Campaign For a Panzer Dragoon Open World Action RPG

Campaign For a Panzer Dragoon Open World Action RPG
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Published by Eliot-Ness .

My name is Olivier aka Eliot-Ness aka Panzer Dragoon World.

Last summer, I decided to start a campaign in favor of a new open world action RPG Panzer Dragoon game.

The campaign was created mainly due to my long lasting love for the almost twenty year old Panzer Dragoon Saga, but also because I was hooked by how the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild broke the conventions of the past games in that series. I thought a similar methodology would be beneficial to the Panzer Dragoon series.

So I started the campaign on Twitter and published a petition on Change.org. Quickly, the campaign got a lot of attention (+200 followers within a month).

The maker of the series, Mr Yukio Futatsugi, started following us with his own personal account.

Recently I have been interviewed by RadioSEGA and this is a good summary of the campaign. You can listen the segment on SoundCloud:

In short, I think giving visibility to the series cannot do any harm. Some of us want remasters, I want them too and maybe we will get remasters first. Maybe we will get a new game, maybe both. But every bit of support will count: from acorns grow oak trees.

So follow us, sign the petition, and spread the word! Here are all the relevant links:

Thank you. We can do this!

Drawing of Orta by Hisashi Fujiwara

Drawing of Orta by Hisashi Fujiwara
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Published by Projekt Nemesis 117 .

Another Japanese artist by the name of Hisashi Fujiwara has given us permission to share his drawing of Orta on the website. You can view his art below.

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Yukio Futatsugi's New Project, The Good Life

Yukio Futatsugi's New Project, The Good Life
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Published by Solo Wing .

In collaboration with White Owls and Camouflaj, Yukio Futatsugi’s development studio Grounding is crowd funding a new RPG called The Good Life. For this project, the creative and artistic direction is being handled by White Owls, with Grounding doing the production work.

A video clip has also been released where Futatsugi talks about The Good Life:

Marketed as a “Debt Repayment Life Simulation RPG”, The Good Life will take place in an RPG style town. “Each character has a unique personality and lives out a unique life” which is consistent Futatsugi’s approach to Panzer Dragoon Saga’s Zoah: depth over breadth.

You can visit campaign page over on Fig for more information and also invest in the project. If The Good Life is funded, delivery is expected for Q3 2019 for PC and Playstation 4.

More Art From Pixiv

More Art From Pixiv
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Published by Projekt Nemesis 117 .

A couple more Japanese artists have given us permission to share their artwork on Panzer Dragoon Legacy. Please enjoy their artwork!

Azel 2017 New Year Card A Sacred Angel Beautiful Flowers Vivi Retro Games

Panzer Dragoon Fan Art from Japanese Artists

Panzer Dragoon Fan Art from Japanese Artists
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Published by Projekt Nemesis 117 .

A few Japanese artists have given us permission to share their art on the website. Below you will find the artwork they created. For more information about the individual artist of a drawing please see their contributor profile.

Panzer Dragoon Orta Blue Dragon Soaring Through the Ruins Burning Skies Panzer Dragoon Orta White Gold in the Twilight World Dramatic Shooting! Do Not Disturb That Person Orta and Azel Riding Dragons A Smile Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 01 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 02 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 03 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 04 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 05 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 06 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 07 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 08 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 09 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 15 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 10 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 11 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 12 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 13 Panzer Dragoon Pseudo 14 She's So Crazy (Orta) She's So Crazy (Azel) Orta at the Beach Dragon Chase Trapped High Up in the Tower Another World Gigantic FleetDragon Shade The Dragons Pandora's Heart Be Sure to Kill the Rebels Orta Barefoot By the Ruins with the Blue Dragon Uru Ruins Orta and Dragon Old-Century Ruin "Bench" Light Wing Blue Dragon of the Twilight Shelcoof Panzer Dragoon Tribal Tattoo 01 Panzer Dragoon Tribal Tattoo 02

Two New Panzer Dragoon-Esque Music Tracks

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Artist Formally Known As Lundi has contributed two new short tracks.

The first, NightTune - Raining, attempts to capture the feeling of riding a coolia through the Garil Desert.

The second, Garil Oasis, is considered “in development”, so perhaps we will see an updated version of it here in the future.

Two New Pieces of Azel and Edge Artwork

Two New Pieces of Azel and Edge Artwork
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I’ve added two new great pieces of fan art to the site. The first prominently features Azel, while the second focuses on Edge.

Azel Artwork Edge Artwork

We can thank Nev for these creations.

Inside the Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Memorial Album

Inside the Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Memorial Album
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Published by Solo Wing .

Aevelia has contributed two scans of the inner artwork from the Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Memorial Album. The back of the booklet features an Edge CG (also featured in Saturn Power Magazine), while the inside of the tracklist has an alternate artwork of Azel sleeping in her ancient bed.

Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Memorial Album Case Front Insert (Back Side)  Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Memorial Album Case Back Insert (Back Side)

You can find more picture of the Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG Memorial Album in the Product Pictures section.

Fan Art of the Heresy Dragon

Fan Art of the Heresy Dragon
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Published by Solo Wing .

I’ve added three new pictures of the dragon to our ever growing fan art gallery:

Inspired by the Original Panzer Dragoon The Solo Wing From Memory Forever Blue

As always, further art from these artists can be found in their contributor profiles.

Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Coming to Xbox One

Original Xbox Backward Compatibility Coming to Xbox One
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Published by Solo Wing .

Some original Xbox games will be coming to Xbox One later this year, via backward compatibility. At E3, Phil Spencer from Microsoft announced that backward compatibility will be supported for some games, and that original Xbox games “will look better and play better across the Xbox One family.”

Panzer Dragoon Orta has not been confirmed. However this is definitely a step in the direction of Panzer Dragoon Orta on Xbox One becoming a reality.

Albert Penello from Microsoft also confirmed that original Xbox discs and digital purchases will carry over, so if support for Panzer Dragoon Orta is added at some point you won’t necessarily have to re-purchase the game to play it on Xbox One.

Custom Disc Labels for the Saturn Panzer Dragoon Games

Custom Disc Labels for the Saturn Panzer Dragoon Games
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Published by Solo Wing .

Anarkhya has kindly contributed these custom disc labels for the three Saturn Panzer Dragoon games, made using official art from the games and related guidebooks:

Panzer Dragoon Custom Disc Label Panzer Dragoon II Zwei Custom Disc Label Panzer Dragoon Saga Disc 1 Custom Disc Label Panzer Dragoon Saga Disc 2 Custom Disc Label Panzer Dragoon Saga Disc 3 Custom Disc Label Panzer Dragoon Saga Disc 4 Custom Disc Label

These custom disc labels can be printed out and used on CD-Rs containing the games. Useful if you wish to keep your original copies free from wear and tear.

The Flow of Panzer Dragoon Fan Art Goes Ever On

The Flow of Panzer Dragoon Fan Art Goes Ever On
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Published by Solo Wing .

Fan art based on the Panzer Dragoon series keeps coming. Here’s the latest batch from artists over at Deviantart:

Orta and Her Dragon Hard Cosmic - Monastery of Ash Orta Azel Saturn Dock Icon Last Flight Spitpaint: Dragon Rider Edge, Azel, and a Pure-Type Orta Standing Beside Her Dragon  Panzer Dragoon: Escaping the Empire A Ride Into The Dust

I’ve also added this short animation of a Gelata Urchin flying through Deep Canyon Glutch:

Thanks to Nevey for this last contribution.

Video Game Grooves Podcast Covers the Data Discs Vinyl

Video Game Grooves Podcast Covers the Data Discs Vinyl
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Published by Solo Wing .

Video Game Grooves is a new podcast that began in April of this year. Dedicated to keeping listeners informed about the latest video game soundtrack vinyl releases, Video Game Grooves has covered the Data Discs release of Panzer Dragoon in their latest episode. You can listen to the podcast on their website:

Video Game Grooves Episode 4 :: Panzer Dragoon, Fez

The podcast doesn’t offer any new information, but is a decent general discussion of the Data Discs release. The section on Panzer Dragoon starts at 00:48:14.

Futatsugi Says Rail Shooters and VR Are Very Compatible

Futatsugi Says Rail Shooters and VR Are Very Compatible
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Famitsu recently interviewed Panzer Dragoon creator Yukio Futatsugi. Although the Google translation of the interview is rough, his comments about Panzer Dragoon and VR can be interpreted as follows:

  • He thinks rail shooters and VR are very compatible.
  • He says that although rail shooters are an old game style, we are currently at the dawn of VR, so the genre is a good match.
  • He thinks the combination of rail shooter and VR present in Rez Infinite is very good.
  • He thinks that when you play a VR rail shooter, the immersive feeling it creates makes us forget that it is an old game style.
  • He thinks that if someone made a VR version of Panzer Dragoon, it would be fun.
  • He is thinking of making a VR rail shooter.

Of course, Futatsugi’s development studio Grounding Inc doesn’t own the rights to Panzer Dragoon (or Crimson Dragon), so any VR rail shooter than he made would likely be a new IP. Unless Sega or Microsoft allow him to use their intellectual property for the new VR shooter.

Another Wave of Panzer Dragoon Fan Art

Another Wave of Panzer Dragoon Fan Art
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Published by Solo Wing .

I’ve added another batch of fan art to the site. Check out these new additions.

Blue Dragon Birthday Drawing Winds of Freedom Lagi the Blue Dragon Panzer Dragoon PS2 Pen Drawing of the Dragon Battle of Blue Dragon and Black Dragon Panzer Dragoon Orta Pencil Sketch

Once again, be sure to check out other art from these artists on Deviantart.