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Panzer Dragoon remakes in development

Forever Entertainment announces Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon 2 getting ‘refreshed’

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The first two Panzer Dragoon games, Panzer Dragoon and Panzer Dragoon 2 Zwei, are being remade by Polish publisher Forever Entertainment, according to an official announcement from the company. The first of those products, titled Panzer Dragoon: Remake, is expected to arrive sometime in 2019.

Forever Entertainment’s announcement calls the games “refreshed version[s]” of the Panzer Dragoon games. The company promises “completely new graphics compatible with today’s standards and several modifications of the game, making it more attractive to modern players, while remaining faithful to the original in terms of story.”

Beyond that, there are no further details about what to expect; Forever Entertainment didn’t announce platforms or a developer. When we reached out to Sega for additional info, a representative for Sega of America referred us to Forever Entertainment, saying it wasn’t involved in the project. That’s not as unusual as it might sound, as a number of Sega-owned properties in development are being created with seemingly little involvement from Sega itself — the Deep Silver-published Shenmue 3 and DotEmu-published Streets of Rage 4, for example.

The first two Panzer Dragoon games, both rail shooters, were released for Sega Saturn in 1995 and 1996. Sega released follow-ups for Saturn (Panzer Dragoon Saga), Game Gear (Panzer Dragoon Mini), and Xbox (Panzer Dragoon Orta) in the following years. Panzer Dragoon series creator Yukio Futatsugi released a spiritual successor, Crimson Dragon, for Xbox One in 2013.

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