Inti Creates has announced at Anime NYC that sidescroller action RPG Dragon Marked for Death will release for Nintendo eShop on January 31, 2019 - delayed from its previous December date. Inti Creates has also announced that the game will receive a physical release, courtesy of Nighthawk Interactive. The physical version of the game will release at some point after the digital version.
Inti Creates also revealed that the game will sell as two separate parts on Nintendo eShop, each part priced at $14.99. Players will choose between the Frontline Fighters pack and the Advanced Attackers pack initially, each pack containing two of the game's four characters. Whichever pack a player purchases, the other can also be purchased as DLC. The physical release will contain all characters, but it has not yet been priced.
Finally, Inti Creates revealed the opening movie for the game. Check out the video below, alongside details on the release format and pricing.
Price Point and Means of Sale
Dragon Marked for Death will be sold as two separate packs for $14.99 each. The Frontline Fighters pack will contain the Empress and Warrior characters, which are more friendly to beginners, and contain DPS and tank type characters that are archetypes to any action game. The Advanced Attackers pack will contain the Shinobi and Witch characters, which are more technical characters with higher skill ceilings that are geared towards more advanced players. Players can purchase whichever pack they like first, and then can purchase the other pack as DLC should they choose to do so. For example, if you buy the Dragon Marked for Death pack with the Empress and Warrior, you can purchase the Shinobi and Witch pack as DLC, and vice versa.
Physical release confirmed
Inti Creates will be working with publishers Nighthawk Interactive to produce a retail version of Dragon Marked for Death that will have all four characters available. They plan to have it out as close to the digital release date as possible.
Release Date Moved to January 31st, 2019
In order to create a smaller gap between the release of the physical version and the digital version, the game’s digital release was pushed back a little bit to January 31st from its original December 13th release date.