Project Draco officially titled Crimson Dragon

Famitsu goes hands-on.

Project Draco, Grounding’s upcoming Kinect title for Xbox LIVE Arcade, is officially titled Crimson Dragon, Microsoft revealed during an Xbox 10th anniversary event in Akihabara today. 

Famitsu went hands-on with a playable demo of the game, which is an on-rails aerial shooter from Panzer Dragoon creator Yukio Futatsugi.

Players will take control of their very own dragon. The dragon moves in coordination with the player, and must avoid various obstacles. Move left, and the dragon will soar left. Move right, and it will fly towards the right of the screen. To lock-on and attack multiple enemies, you would use your left hand. To attack single enemies with greater power, you would use your right hand. The game’s “bomb” attack, which deals damage to all enemies on screen, can be used by waving both hands. Doing this will fully deplete your “Spirit Gauge,” which is needed for right-hand attacks. Your gauge will gradually refill over time.

Crimson Dragon is due for release on Xbox LIve Arcade sometime this year. It was recently given an “M” for mature audiences on the Australian Classification Board.

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