Panzer Dragoon Remake, This year has been a roller coaster for many different reasons. It’s easy to forget certain bits of news that fell through the cracks before the lamest apocalypse ever began in March. But sure enough, earlier this year a remake of the Sega Saturn classic Panzer Dragoon was released on the Nintendo Switch titled, appropriately, Panzer Dragoon: Remake. We knew it was on the way to PC, but we didn’t know when. However, it sounds like news on its release date is just around the corner.
The game scored moderately well among critics but for the most part flew under the radar. Today, the developer of the game, MegaPixel Studio, finally spoke up after announcing the port in October last year. As you can see from the tweet below, no specific date was given other than a vague “soon.” It also revealed the game will head to GOG along with Steam.
The original Panzer Dragoon, a story of fighting dragons and corrupt empires set thousands of years after a cataclysmic war, is an on-rails shooter that was released for the Sega Saturn in 1995, and ported to Windows a year later. It was well-received, and spawned several sequels throughout the ’90s and early 2000s.
The new version, according to the Steam listing, will be “true to the original, with improved graphics and controls,” including a lock-on targeting system, plus the usual contemporary enhancements, like full controller support and, on Steam, achievements and cloud saves.
If you’re worried about PC platforms, you can put those fears to rest. Panzer Dragoon: Remake will find a home on both Steam and GOG. There’s no word on a physical edition for PS4, but that is likely to still be on the cards for the future. Limited Run Games created a version for Switch, so it stands to reason that something similar will come to Sony’s console.
If you’re an Xbox One user and are feeling left out, fret not. Forever Entertainment has confirmed that a port to Microsoft’s platform is still in the works. It will just arrive “a little bit later.” I wouldn’t hold out hope for an Xbox Series X enhanced edition, but Microsoft’s console features full backward compatibility. You won’t have to miss out on Panzer Dragoon just because you’ve upgraded.