Langrisser: Dramatic Edition

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Langrisser: Dramatic Edition
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Masaya
Original system(s): Mega Drive(I), Super Famicom(Der)
Game total: 2
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (4 tracks)
Genre: Compilation, Simulation RPG[1], Simulation[2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥6,300 (6,615)6,300e[3] T-2507G
Sega Rating: All Ages

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Langrisser: Dramatic Edition (ラングリッサー ドラマティックエディション) is a compilation that contains Der Langrisser, a remake of Langrisser II which was originally released on the Super Famicom and PC-FX, as well as an enhanced remake of the original Langrisser. As with Langrisser II and all future Langrisser games, this has never received an official western release.


Der Langrisser was heavily modified from the original Mega Drive games, and the new remake of Langrisser is based on the changes made in Der Langrisser.

Dramatic Edition Langrisser vs. Langrisser

  • The graphics are now taken from Der Langrisser. Characters are larger and more detailed.
  • The soundtrack is completely different, and voice acting has been added to various story sequences.
  • The dialog has been modified, making the simple plot of the previous game a bit more complex.
  • Anime cutscenes are spread throughout the game.
  • All the rebalances and battle engine modifications that were done with Der Langrisser also apply.
  • In comparison with the original Langrisser, permanent character death is absent.

Dramatic Edition Der Langrisser vs. Langrisser II

Most of the features in Der Langrisser are carried over from the PC-FX version:

  • Nearly everything from the previous comparison applies, with the exception of the permadeath (which wasn't in II to begin with) and the musical score (a few tracks are different, but most are familiar.)
  • The plot was re-written to be far more open-ended. The protagonist now has the option to switch his allegiance at various points in the game, each switch having drastic consequences and changes in the playable character roster that follow through to the end. Battle maps, character appearances and important story events have been revamped and shuffled to accommodate this.

Magazine articles

Main article: Langrisser: Dramatic Edition/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

LangrisserDramaticEdition Saturn JP Flyer.pdf

LangrisserDramaticEdition Saturn JP Flyer.pdf
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-41: "1997-41 (1997-11-28)" (1997-11-14)
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1998-02: "1998-02 (1998-01-09,16)" (1997-12-26)
also published in:
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1998-04ex: "1998-04 extra (1998-02-06ex)" (1998-01-23)

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Langrisser Dramatic Edition JP 取扱説明書.pdf

Technical information

Main article: Langrisser: Dramatic Edition/Technical information.


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Books: Langrisser: Dramatic Edition Saikyou Kouryaku Guide (1998) | Langrisser: Dramatic Edition Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (1998)

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Langrisser games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Langrisser (1991) | Langrisser II (1994)
Sega Saturn
Langrisser III (1996) | Langrisser IV (1997) | Langrisser: Dramatic Edition (1998) | Langrisser V: The End of Legend (1998) | Langrisser Tribute (1998)
Sega Dreamcast
Langrisser Millennium (1999)