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[1], RPG[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


SSM JP 19971128 1997-41.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-41: "1997-41 (1997-11-28)" (1997-11-14)

SSM JP 19980109 1998-02.pdfSSM JP 19980109 1998-02.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1998-02: "1998-02 (1998-01-09,16)" (1997-12-26)
also published in:

SSM JP 19980206 1998-04ex.pdfSSM JP 19980206 1998-04ex.pdf

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1998-04ex: "1998-04 extra (1998-02-06ex)" (1998-01-23)

Physical scans

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LangrisserDramaticEdition backcover.jpgLangrisserDramaticEdition cover.jpg
LangrisserDE Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
LangrisserDE Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Langrisser Dramatic Edition JP 取扱説明書.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
656,591,376 1998-01-22 CD-ROM (JP) T-2507G V1.003

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
NCS_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 235 About this game.
NCS_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 89 About this game
NCS_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 19 Copyright


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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)