Dragon's Lair Celebrates 25 Years

Dragon's Lair Celebrates 25 Years


For retro gamers and old farts like me, you’ll remember the magic and mystery that surrounded Dragon’s Lair. The choose-your-own-adventure-style, animated video game made a serious impact on arcades across the nation in the early 80s. I was never quick enough at six years old to have Dirk dodge the first few bats, but I advanced much further a few years later when my cousins actually purchased the Dragon’s Lair arcade cabinet. Needless to say, that game and the fact that they had the Disney Channel were the highlights of my trip in the Summer of 1986.

Now everyone can relive their Dragon’s Lair memories with the 25 th anniversary release of the game as a Blu-Ray or HD PC DVD movie. The press release has all the details:

Though it may seem like just yesterday that your pockets were being lightened two quarters at a time by the most revolutionary arcade machine on the market, it’s actually been 25 years, and now it’s time to celebrate!

Launched on to the arcade scene in June of 1983, Dragon’s Lair received worldwide acclaim with its ground-breaking animation and interactive gameplay. This would leave a mark on a generation of millions of faithful followers who fondly remember their first ‘Lair’ experience. More recently, Digital Leisure gave Dragon’s Lair the royal treatment and remastered the original film onto Blu-ray High Definition to ensure this classic animated game could be enjoyed by an all-new generation of gamers.

“I can’t believe it’s already been 25 years!” said Dragon’s Lair creator and legendary film animator Don Bluth. “To think a small project conceived by Rick Dyer would become such a beloved classic is something I couldn’t have foreseen. I don’t think Dirk and Daphne have aged a day!”

The week of June 22nd is your opportunity to celebrate this milestone in video gaming history. During the 25th anniversary week, Digital Leisure will be offering 25% off all Dragon’s Lair games from its website. As well, with your purchased copy of Dragon’s Lair on DVD, Blu-ray or on HD PC DVD your copy will be personally signed by original creators Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy and Rick Dyer.

To top off the celebrations, Digital Leisure will also be giving away a giclee of the opening castle scene from Dragon’s Lair, hand-signed by all of the creators, a $500 value. This limited piece of animation art will be given away to one lucky Dragon’s Lair fan.

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