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Microsoft makes Kinect Xbox 360 exclusive Crimson Dragon official

New details, fresh screenshots.

Microsoft has made Crimson Dragon official.

The game that was codenamed Project Draco was playable at an Xbox 360 10th anniversary event in Akihabara, Tokyo last week. There, Microsoft confirmed the new name, which had been revealed by the Australian Classification board earlier in the month.

Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Andriasang) reported that the Kinect game is due out on Xbox Live Arcade at some point this year. Crimson Dragon is the brainchild of Panzer Dragoon creator Yukio Futatsugi. And, like Dragoon, is an on-rails shooter.

You automatically progress forward through the game's stages, but you control your dragon's movement to avoid obstacles and incoming attacks.

You use your right hand, left hand or both hands to attack (via Kinect). Your right hand locks on and launches homing attacks, your left fires powerful single shots.

A spirit gauge, which gradually fills over time, is used for more powerful attacks - wave both hands when it is full for a screen-wiping bomb attack.

New screenshots, below, reveal dragon customisation. You can grant your dragon new skills by feeding them, and equip weapons, including cannons.