Very cool! I'm a big Vanillaware fan, though even though I've collected all of them (Princess Crown, Odin Sphere, Grim Grimoire, and Muramasa The Demon Blade) I've only ever finished one of them completely, Odin Sphere, which I loved.
It looks like a spiritual follow-up to Princess Crown meets the old-school Capcom Tower of Doom/ Shadow over Mystaria AD&D games. Definitely looks fun!
Edit: Hey what do you know, George Kamitani said he worked on Tower of Doom. Go figure. : ) And he also enjoyed games like King of Dragons and Golden Axe. Neat stuff.
Penny Arcade had an amusing little snippet about this game -
- Vanillaware’s 2D is, once again, shaming their competitor’s 3D. It’s like, what are you even doing with your extra D, jerks? Maybe we should hold that extra D in reserve for you, like a trust, until you are ready.
It does look absolutely beautiful, apart from the slightly scary Amazon lady o.O