Lagging behind its Blu-ray counterpart by several months, 'Dragon's Lair' will finally hit HD DVD on August 15 from indie developer Digital Leisure.
The hybrid animated film/video game was one of the big hits of the arcade boom of the early '80s. Combining hand-drawn 2-D animation from the Don Bluth Studios with laserdisc-based technology, 'Dragon's Lair' allowed gamers to pilot the heroic Dirk the Daring on a series of adventures using simple joystick commands.
Digital Leisure has since released the trend-setter on several different home platforms, including standard-def DVD and DVD-ROM for PCs, before finally debuting the Blu-ray version earlier this year on April 9. (You can find out more info about the various permutations of 'Dragon's Lair,' and other background on the game, at www.digitalleisure.com.)
Though the company had always listed an upcoming HD DVD version in their promotional materials and website since announcing the Blu-ray, an official date had not been issued until now.
No specs nor supplemental details have yet been revealed, although this HD DVD edition is expected at least all of the extras found on the Blu-ray version.
Retail price will list for $29.95 (also mirroring the Blu-ray).
We'll keep you posted as soon as official specs are announced for 'Dragon's Lair.' In the meantime, we've added a new listing for this HD DVD edition to our HD DVD Release Schedule, under August 15.
For a complete review of the Blu-ray edition of 'Dragon's Lair,' you can read our review in full here.