With Takashi Iwade passing away back in August due to an illness, it’s a sad prospect that the games industry has lost such talent. However, his legacy will carry on through an upcoming remake of the older Panzer Dragoon, which will hit PC as a remake sometime this winter.
If you don’t know, Iwade-san worked on Panzer Dragoon (1995) and did character models and production effects. On Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei (1996), he also worked on character models. Two years later, he would go on to work on Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998) and do enemy designs. And lastly, he worked on Panzer Dragoon Orta (2002), filling the role of an art director.
Sadly, despite the genius behind the Panzer Dragoon series not being around to help out or see his work face a remake, it looks like Forever Entertainment and MegaPixel Studio S. A. will carry on the work of Iwade-san come winter of this year.
Here’s the tweet announcing what PC gamers that happen to have Steam installed will get later this year:
Watch out for Panzer Dragoon landing right into the… Steam Store! Visit Steam and add Panzer Dragoon: Remake to your Wishlist!
Panzer Dragoon: Remake on Steam – https://t.co/rLXvZ0kT9A
— Panzer Dragoon: Remake (@PanzerDragoonRE) October 25, 2019
I should note that Nintendo revealed the remake of Panzer Dragoon back in June of this year, where Switch owners will gain access to the role of Keil Fluge — a member of the hunter party.
If you want to become the rider of the Solo Wing and set forth to stop the Dark Dragon, then the following trailer has you covered:
So what does this all mean? It means that Switch owners will be able to play Panzer Dragoon Remake. However, PC goers via Steam can go hands-on with the remake this winter.