A puzzling press release has surfaced last week. It states that the classic Dragon´s Lair would be coming for Xbox 360 in HD DVD format. Read on for the press release.
- Dragon´s Lair Unveiled as First 1080p Game for Microsoft Xbox 360 HD DVD Player
GORMLEY, Ontario , Canada ( November 7, 2006 ) Classic arcade gamers are in for a treat with the release of Dragon´s Lair for the first time in 1080p high definition on the next generation HD DVD format. Dirk the Daring has visited many gaming systems over the years but with this first ever direct film transfer, he has never looked so good.
Dragon´s Lair was first introduced in the arcades in 1983 and its laser disc video quality and Don Bluth animation made it an instant smash hit. Now, Digital Leisure and authoring studio Infinite HD Inc. have systematically gone through frame by frame and digitally restored this beloved classic arcade game to full True HD film quality.
All special features on the disc are in full 1080p HD including new interviews with creators Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Rick Dyer, and even a full length visual commentary of the game.
Digital Leisure plans to follow up Dragon´s Lair HD DVD with the release of Space Ace and Dragon´s Lair II: Time Warp in the HD DVD format over the coming months.
This announcement surely raises many eyebrows, since Microsoft has vehemently denied all rumours about games on HD DVD. Furthermore, the game in question is a retro title.
Update: By reading the release more carefully, and leaving the confusing title alone, one can surmise that the game will be a HD DVD game, not a Xbox 360 game. So, Microsoft´s original word is still correct.