Last month we told you how the developers over at Muteki Corp. were completely redoing their 8-bit throwback RPG Dragon Fantasy [$7.99] in preparation for its release on the PlayStation Network. They later stated that the revamped game, officially titled Dragon Fantasy Book I, would be hitting multiple platforms, and confirmed in the comments of our original story that one of those platforms would indeed be iOS.

Recently, Muteki posted a new video in our forums which shows off what Dragon Fantasy Book I looks like in motion, and I think fans of 16-bit era RPGs should be mighty impressed. Technically the footage is captured from the game running on PS3, but all the sights and sounds will apply to the iOS version as well.

I've got to say I'm pretty pumped for Dragon Fantasy Book I. I enjoyed the original release a lot, and although we had a somewhat middling review of the game initially, more content and numerous fixes by way of updates really turned it into an awesome little experience for the retro-inspired RPG enthusiast. This new version looks like an improvement in every way imaginable. We'll keep our ear to the ground regarding any word on a release window for Dragon Fantasy Book I, and don't forget a proper sequel is in the works too.

  • Noam Rathaus

    Wow that music, who made it, a monkey?

    • Ryan Evans

      you must be fun at parties.

      • Eli Hodapp

        Wow, this cake, who baked this, a monkey?

    • LKR

      Wow that comment, who made it, a monkey?

  • koala brazil

    Yeah the music is terrible but i like the game style although it would be Nice To have seen some battle screens

    • Marvin

      That's exactly what I was waiting for. Old school RPGs are dependent on battle mechanics more so than today's games, so a preview would if been nice.

  • vic_viper_001

    Err... there's going to be an option to switch back to the 8 bit music... right?

  • pdSlooper

    Good to hear about this game again. I saw a preview of the second chapter at PAX and bought the first game when I got got really buggy in the final chapter. I really enjoyed the game overall, so I'm looking forward to the redux.

  • curtneedsaride

    From what I understand, there will be an option to switch between "8-bit" and "16-bit" versions, music and all, at any time. I really hope this is the case! And I hope this doesn't make the app over a gig now...

  • Adam Rippon

    Just so you guys know, that music is not the final music. That's basically just a reskin of the 8-bit version with real crappy samples replacing the synth notes. We weren't expecting this much attention on that video - it really was just a test of our new video capturing equipment 🙂 I'm actually at our sound guy's house right now working on the DF2 trailer which sounds *amazing*, but you'll just have to trust me that it will sound much better in the final version! Also, yes, you can switch to and from 8-bit and 16-bit modes at any time.

    • Marvin

      Good to hear