The PlayStation 1 era of gaming was a paradise for RPG lovers, thanks in part to games like Legend of Dragoon, which is releasing next month on PlayStation Network.
The game saw mixed reception at the time, but has since garnered cult classic status, and rightfully so. Developed by Sony itself, it's a sprawling role playing title -- possibly the biggest ever for the platform. If this one went under the radar for you back when, or if you're too young to remember it, we recommend giving it a shot.
Sony CE Worldwide president Shu Yoshida has fond words for the game and its fans:
"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.
It’s great to see the game being prepared for release as a PSone Classic on PSN, which means that fans can revisit the world whenever they want. Maybe it’ll make new fans, too. Long live LOD!"
The Legend of Dragoon will launch May 1 in North America; a European release date is to be determined.