There’s a lot to be said for the thrill of the nostalgic adventures of the past, and what older games can give most gamers as they journey through familiar puzzles and combat. From long-running open-world games to small side-scrollers, there are plenty of games that fans would love to see remastered, even decades have passed since they were released.
Legend of Dragoon is one such game that belongs to the RPG category with an impressive 48+ hours of playtime. It came out for PS1 in December 1999, and fans have been hoping for a remake of Legend of Dragoon for years. Now, seemingly out of nowhere, Sony’s Shuuhei Yoshida retweeted a tweet from one of the original composers, Dennis Martin.
The original tweet was posted on December 3, 2019 and was full of kind words for the team that Martin worked with, explaining that he enjoyed working on the score and that he still remembers being involved. At the end of the tweet, he thanked everyone for the good wishes that were sent to him in honor of the anniversary of the game. Yoshida’s retweet appeared three years later, on August 7, without any further comment, although The Legend of Dragoon has long been loved by creators and fans alike. There have been many instances where there have been rumors of a remake from Sony and Bluepoint Games, as well as a petition circulating for a remake of Legend of Dragoon.
Armed with a four-disc-long storyline, characters with interesting backstories, and plenty of ways to personalize gameplay, including unique attack combos, The Legend of Dragoon has a lot to offer in terms of content. However, it’s one of those PlayStation games that didn’t get a sequel, despite fulfilling many of the requirements of other Bluepoint Games remakes such as Demon’s Souls and Shadow of the Colossus.
With this tweet, another round of hopes for a remake has been raised, though at the moment any news about The Legend of Dragoon is good news, even if it’s just a new way to play the original game, as the game’s features are currently limited. Even if Yoshida only wants to get the attention of the fans, it can be seen as an act of love for a wonderful and exciting game that deserves recognition.
The Legend of Dragoon is available to play on PS1, PS3 and PS Vita.