X360 Saturday, January 27, 2007 | 10:30 AM

Cry On now done by Artoon

Cry On now done by Artoon

Surprise, the latest Famitsu 360 reveals that Cry On, known until now to be developed by Cavia, was now being developed by Artoon. The main graphical designer is now Manabu Kusunoki, of Panzer Dragoon/Panzer Dragoon Saga fame. The previous artworks won't be used anymore, but you can check the small and blurry scan to get a tiny idea of what the game art should look like. More informations in the next few weeks.
Also Sakaguchi seems happy with the sales of Blue Dragon, and if Microsoft greenlights a sequel he'll be happy to do it.
Update, more than one year later: Looks like someone still thinks that this news is relevant and factual, even after Sakagachi's interview from months later stating that Cavia still was working on the game. So here it is.

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Commented on 2007-01-27 10:54:22
somehow for some reason im glad the game is now developed by artoon instead of cavia.
Commented on 2007-01-27 10:56:17 In reply to ashangel
3 months ago I wouldn't have cared, but after Blue Dragon I'm 100% happy that Artoon is working on the game. They proved that with a proper budget and directing they could do an awesome game.
Commented on 2007-01-27 10:58:00
^^ they proved that with BLINX :D
Commented on 2007-01-27 11:00:01
Opinions, opinions ;)
Commented on 2007-01-27 11:04:15
good news, and I like the new CA. Can't wait to see some footage :)
Commented on 2007-01-27 11:12:12
Im glad its in Artoons hands now, they have really proven their skills with BD.

I'm not happy about the change in Art Style though. :(

It could end up looking great though, so i will wait to see some in game stuff first.

Hopefully they will have an in game trailer at E3 this year.
Commented on 2007-01-27 11:28:06
Interesting game~
Commented on 2007-01-27 11:37:28
Man it's great that mistwalker keeps supporting the 360, I just wonder how long it will last... I gues it's all up to Microsoft.
Commented on 2007-01-27 11:38:26
Great news all around. The art style is different, but I'm sure in the Panzer Dragoon guy's hands it'll be all good :)

Sakaguchi making waves I really want Blue Dragon to do well here in the USA and Europe to reward all the hardwork from everyone involved with the Blue Dragon project.

I'm glad to see that Sakaguchi seems to be settling in rather nicely working on the 360. This is a guy they must do their absolute best to keep around. The moment his partnership with Microsoft was announced I knew what a great decision they made by getting him on.
Commented on 2007-01-27 12:07:13
Dang, I liked the art style that shown before. This not so much.

Is the art style change gonna have any effect on the supposedly cool new cel-shading technique that they were working on?

Commented on 2007-01-27 13:04:36
I prefered the old art style. This one is kinda meh.
Commented on 2007-01-27 13:23:31
i prefered the old art style too.

still this gam is to play with emotions and i can't wait to see if it delivers on an emotional and moving experience
Commented on 2007-01-27 14:30:05
I thought this game was also coming out on the PS3?
Commented on 2007-01-27 15:10:55
I want to support this game, but it keeps reminding me of SoTC, and I hate that game.
Posted by Realtime
I thought this game was also coming out on the PS3?
No Mistwalker game will be on ps3.
Commented on 2007-01-27 15:53:57
Panzer Dragoon and saga are some of my favorite games of all time, I am glad to see the graphic designer is at least working on other game though I would prefer it be panzer dragoon saga 2 being that is ended with a bit of a hanger. I look foward to this game.
Commented on 2007-01-27 16:36:04
Great news. Can't wait to see the changes on the graphical design
Commented on 2007-01-27 17:19:23 In reply to Namaiwa
Posted by Namaiwa
Great news. Can't wait to see the changes on the graphical design
Apparently we should game some game images very soon.
Commented on 2007-01-27 17:21:27
I for one will hold my opinion of Cry-On's new art direction until I can see some in-game screen shots or videos.
Commented on 2007-01-27 18:08:08 In reply to Shawnzee
Posted by Shawnzee
I want to support this game, but it keeps reminding me of SoTC, and I hate that game.

No Mistwalker game will be on ps3.
Not true, Mistwalker isn't owned by Microsoft
Commented on 2007-01-27 19:03:51 In reply to ApolloCreed
Posted by ApolloCreed
Not true, Mistwalker isn't owned by Microsoft
Yup Agreed, I think Sakaguchi will be like Itagaki however, I think if MS treat them with respect they will stick with the platform.

Time will tell though, as I think Sakaguchi has already hinted at a Wii title.
Commented on 2007-01-27 19:17:16 In reply to ApolloCreed
Posted by ApolloCreed
Not true, Mistwalker isn't owned by Microsoft
They aren't owned by MS, but they have pretty much been totally funded by them. Basically MS gave Sakaguchi a big pile of cash and told him to do some RPGS for the 360.
You can pretty much bet than Mistwalker will release nothing but 360 games, for home systems that is. Portables are another matter.
Commented on 2007-01-27 20:27:50
Is that artwork representative of what they want the ingame to look like? If so, it seems like it's not too far from the original designs. If that's the same character as the one we saw previousl, I think I preferred having a younger girl in the protagonist role.
Commented on 2007-01-28 01:31:50
Cool! It reminds me of Shadow of the Colossus.
Commented on 2007-01-28 05:01:20
This seems like good news. Nice. It's good to see Artoon come this far from Blinx.
Commented on 2007-01-28 08:02:09
Artoon did a pretty good job with Yoshi's Island DS recently.
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