If you haven’t heard of Dirk the Daring or Don Bluth, then you’re in for a treat. Digital Leisure has announced that they will be releasing Dragon’s Lair Trilogy for Nintendo Switch. It will be on sale in the eShop on January 17th.
This collection includes the first two Dragon’s Lair titles as well as sci-fi adventure Space Ace despite what the title suggests. Digital Leisure has started coming out with this particular collection since 2010 coming out for consoles ranging from the Wii to PlayStation 4. Now you’ll be able to take these animated adventures on the go with your Switch real soon. Descriptions for each game are provided by Digital Leisure below.
In Dragon’s Lair, you play the heroic Dirk the Daring, a valiant knight on a quest to rescue the fair princess from the clutches of an evil dragon!
Space Ace will have you take control of Ace – Defender of justice, truth, and the planet Earth! Ace is being attacked by the evil Commander Borf. Struggle with Dexter to regain his manhood. Destroy the Infanto-Ray. Defeat the evil Borf! Be valiant space warrior, the fate of Earth is in your hands!
Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp once again has you leading Dirk on a perilous quest! Spirited away to a wrinkle in time by the evil wizard Mordroc, Princess Daphne will be forced to marry the wicked Mordroc unless Dirk can save her. Once the casket of doom has opened, Mordroc will place the death ring upon Daphne’s finger in marriage, and she will be lost forever in the Time Warp.
Let’s Do The Time Warp Again
When the original Dragon’s Lair released in 1983, it blew the minds of arcade patrons everywhere. The quality animation created by former Disney animator Don Bluth was a stark contrast to games at the time like Mario Bros., Q*bert, and BurgerTime. This was also the first game to utilize what we know now as quick time events. The silly, sci-fi themed Space Ace would follow along with the direct sequel to Dragon’s Lair.
Although no price has been listed, Dragon’s Lair Trilogy will likely go for $19.99 if the PS4 version is any indication. Let us know if you plan to pick up this up in the comments below.
David has been involved in games media since 2012 running his own blog, YouTube channel, being a founding member of RETRO Magazine, and now as host/producer of ARGcast – Another Retro Gaming Podcast. He also dabbles in voiceover and is occasionally a stunt double for Jude Law.