Information reportedly leaked out of this week's Famitsu puts a July 25 release date on the Japanese version of Vanillaware's PS3/Vita fantasy action gameDragon's Crown. The game's official website promises some kind of update on March 21, which would square with the timing of the official magazine release.

The idea that Dragon's Crown is that close to release seems like something of a relief, after a troubled development cycle that saw publishing duties, and development assistance, handed off from Ignition Entertainment to Atlus.

This is a good time to be a fan of this type of game. In addition to Dragon's Crown, Korean ratings point to an updated release of Capcom's Dungeons and Dragons arcade games on which Vanillaware founder George Kamitani served as producer.