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'Dragon's Lair 3D' First & Only Xbox Game With 1080i HDTV - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair for Xbox will be the FIRST and ONLY Xbox title with 1080i HDTV compatibility. No one has experienced the full graphics power of the Xbox console yet, but Dragon's Lair 3D will show Xbox users how truly powerful the Xbox is. Dragon's Lair 3D is an all new 3D action adventure based on the world famous arcade game played by millions of fans worldwide, Dragon's Lair. Created by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman (Secret of Nimh, Titan AE, Land Before Time, etc.), Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair will feature new cut-scene animations and in-game animated characters from Bluth. Dirk's more than 150 3D, cel animations allows him to run, jump, roll, sneak, climb, crouch, crawl, swing, push, lift and somersault. Dragon's Lair 3D's 1080i compatibility shows off the game's real-time, 3D modeled and hand painted, textured world in a visual style so colorful that players will feel as if they are controlling an interactive, 3D cartoon. Check out some 1080i quality screens ...

About Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair

Since its introduction in 1983 as the world’s first full-animation laser disc video game, Dragon's Lair has become one of the most successful coin-op games of all time. Dragon's Lair is one of only three games on display at the Smithsonian Institution -- the other two are Pac Man and Pong.

The Legacy Returns!

Dragon’s Lair fans can prepare to experience Don Bluth’s classic Dragon’s Lair tale in real-time 3D. Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair tells the tale made popular in the arcade version, where Dirk fans will once again brave the menacing Singe the Dragon and the evil Wizard, Mordroc, to save the beautiful Princess Daphne. Guide Dirk the Daring, the valiant but clumsy knight whose bravery is famed throughout the land. You’ll fight your way through the castle’s treacherous, labyrinthine-like halls, and overcome new monsters and obstacles lurking in the shadows. Dragon's Lair 3D resurrects the popular characters and creatures featured in the original Dragon's Lair, and as a special bonus, new characters in Dragon's Lair 3D are being designed directly by legendary animator Don Bluth.

Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair Features:

  • More than 150 new, unique 3D animations for Dirk the Daring allows Dirk to run, jump, roll, sneak, climb, crouch, crawl, swing, push, lift and somersault
  • A real-time 3D modeled and hand painted, textured world features new next-generation visuals
  • 15 large, detailed, action-packed levels featuring more than 40 environments to explore and 250+ new rooms with numerous puzzles, traps, power-ups and hidden secrets to uncover
  • The first Xbox title announced to feature 1080i High Definition TV graphics mode

Expected Ship: November 2002
Publisher: Ubi Soft Entertainment
Developer: Dragonstone Software
Platform: Xbox™, PC and Mac

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