The making of Dragon Force Sega Saturn, 20 years later

Before the band's placement in Guitar Hero redefined the name for most people, Dragon Force meant something else entirely. It was one of the best reasons to actually own a Sega Saturn in the mid-'90s, a brilliant strategy RPG with a typical battles pitting hundreds of tiny soldiers against each other. Released 20 years ago this week, it was just one of many distinctive Japanese role-playing games brought west by Victor Ireland's label Working Designs. To celebrate the anniversary, Gaijinworks founder Victor Ireland joined us to discuss his current studio, Working Designs, and the art of localizing games.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I've been playing games since I turned four in 1986, been writing about them since 1987, and writing about them professionally since 2008. My wife and I live in New York City. Chrono Trigger is my favorite game ever made, Hum's Downward is Heavenward is my favorite album, and I regularly find myself singing "You Won't See Me" by The Beatles in awkward situations.

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