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Panzer Drags on

Japanese launch this week, new shots to celebrate

With only a few days to go before the Japanese release of Panzer Dragoon ORTA, Microsoft and Sega are crossing their fingers in hope of a greater uptake than recent titles - including Murakumo and Blinx - have achieved. Plans include a limited edition white Xbox (of which only 1,000 will be made available - a grab for publicity, or a frank assessment of sales potential?) and a huge marketing campaign focusing on the return of Sega to the skies.

Closer to home though, Infogrames continues to dripfeed details into our inboxes. The game is now due out in March as we reported on Friday, and its European publisher has finally released some reasonably sized shots of the game in motion, although they're still about twice the resolution we expect. Thankfully though, they're not quite the wall drapes we've become accustomed to. Check them out here, and polish off those Dragoons in preparation for ORTA's coming.