It's one thing to make an overly sexualized game and sell it as, "What people want." It's another thing entirely to embrace the male power fantasy and make it into something outlandish and ridiculous. Of course I'm talking about Vanillaware's Dragon's Crown, whose characters' over exagerated body-types fall somewhere between hilarious and totally gross. Dragon's Crown, as of today, now has an official release date of August 6.
Here's Atlus' PR Manager Josh Hardin talking about the efforts that have gone into Dragon's Crown's animation:
"One of the reasons development took so long is the painstaking detail that makes every character, background or combat animation worthy of the artistic vision of Vanillaware. The intricacies in the artwork are immediately noticeable..."
Yes, I believe it is quite obvious to most gamers that Vanillaware has quite clearly spent much of their time "refining" the animation on Dragon's Crown's... vivid characters. Regardless of whether you find the characters tasteful, there's really no argument that the quality of the art and animation itself is awe-inspiring. George Kamitani and his team at Vanillaware are clearly very talented.
Pick up Dragon's Crown on August 6 on PlayStation 3 and Vita at the cost of $49.99 or $39.99 respectively. Of course, they'll have the functionality to share saves -- no cross-play however.