Dragon’s Lair Trilogy is coming to Xbox One for its billionth re-release

Dragon's Lair Trilogy is coming to Xbox One for its billionth re-release screenshot

Don Bluth’s classic arcade releases Dragon’s Lair, Dragon’s Lair II: Timewarp and Space Ace are coming to Xbox One as The Dragon’s Lair Trilogy late next week. The three games have been “remastered and updated” for modern audiences, and this another one in a long, long, long list of re-releases for the trio of laserdisc games.

As if you need to be told, The Dragon’s Lair Trilogy consists of three beautiful, hand-animated movies, with players controlling heroes Dirk the Daring/Dexter on their respective quests to rescue the beautiful Princess Daphne/Kimberly and defeat the evil Singe/Borf. Essentially full-length quick-time events, the games are notoriously unforgiving, essentially boiling down to being an extended memory test.

However, they are undoubtedly iconic titles in the history of video games. This is mostly due to their awesome animation and unique technology, with Dragon’s Lair pulling in an absolute fortune upon release in 1983. I also personally have a very soft spot for the games, having spent many a 50p trying to complete them in my youth (an act I only achieved on Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace in public, though I later defeated my white whale, Timewarp, on the PC home edition).

The Dragon’s Lair Trilogy will be available to download on Xbox One May 17. Dragon’s Lair is currently available on PC, Atari ST, Halcyon, Laser Interactive, Mega CD, Jaguar CD, 3DO, DVD, Blu-Ray, CDi, NES, SNES, Game Boy Color, PS3, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC 464, Nintendo DSi and iOS and Android devices.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s final DLC brings the trilogy to an end

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's final DLC brings the trilogy to an end screenshot

It’s time for Lara Croft to take the trip back home to Croft Manor, no doubt haunted by the screams of a thousand people she axed in the face during her latest adventure Shadow of the Tomb Raider. ^(http://appmarsh.com/review-shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-521668.phtml)

Still, there is time for just one more jaunt before her return to Blighty, as Eidos Montreal has dropped Shadow’s final piece of DLC, The Path Home, on all platforms. This add-on features a new Challenge Tomb, ready and waiting for Ms. Croft’s expertise. Helping her dig through the caverns is a new skill “Magic Touch” which reduces the resources needed for crafting, as well as the new Midnight Sentinel outfit and Silver Strike bow.

This release brings to an end the trilogy of games that makes up the Tomb Raider reboot, which began back in 2018 with Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider ^(http://appmarsh.com/review-tomb-raider-246503.phtml). They’ve been a successful trio of action-adventure titles, even if they did make Lara a little more of a slasher icon than I would’ve expected. Although there are no currently no plans for the series going forward, the chance of us never seeing Lara venture into the underground again is very slim indeed ^(http://appmarsh.com/eidos-montreal-super-happy-with-shadow-of-the-tomb-raider-performance-549650.phtml).

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.