Originally launched way back in August of 2011, Dragon Fantasy ($7.99) is a quirky 8-bit throwback RPG with tons of humor and personality. We enjoyed the game well enough in our original review from back then, but subsequent updates addressed most of our negatives and Dragon Fantasy ended up blossoming into quite a delightful little experience.
Fast forward to January of this year and Dragon Fantasy developer Muteki Corp. announced that the game would be getting a graphics reboot as part of an effort to port it to more platforms. Dragon Fantasy is originally an 8-bit inspired game, but the remake took more of a 16-bit inspiration, as seen in an early trailer which was released the following month. Last week that remake hit the App Store as a free update for Dragon Fantasy. As a cool bonus, the new “16-bit" visuals can be toggled on and off at will from the options screen. Here’s a trailer of the revamped Dragon Fantasy from when it hit PSN over the summer.
In addition to the graphical overhaul, Dragon Fantasy has received all new audio, an entire new dungeon in the Anders chapter of the game, Game Center achievements and many more tweaks and balances. Also, don’t forget that the sequel, Dragon Fantasy Book II, is currently out on PS3 and Vita and will be heading to iOS at some point in the future. We first learned details on Book II way back in June of last year, and it looks like an even bigger and better adventure for the heroes of Book I. We’ll let you know when we get details of an iOS release of Book II, but in the meantime be sure to give the newly-updated Dragon Fantasy Book I a spin.