Drakengard 3 to Soar on PlayStation 3

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

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Original Drakengard logo. Drakengard 3 is under development.

It just goes to show that just because something seems unlikely doesn’t mean it is impossible. Proof of that is the news from Famitsu that Drakengard 3 is in production for the PlayStation 3. Access Games is developing the sequel, and Square Enix will be publishing.

This will be the first entry in the action RPG series created by defunct developer Cavia, the same developer behind Nier, since 2005 and 2006’s Drakengard 2. (Cavia was disbanded in 2010 and absorbed into AQ Interactive, now Marvelous AQL.) First details of the game reveal that it will center around two sisters, Zero and One. Zero and One are Utautai, people who channel magic through song. Apparently, Zero, the older sister and main character, has a prosthetic arm, wields a sword, performs magical attacks by singing, and grows stronger when spattered in blood. Sounds lovely.

Drakengard 3 | Zero spattered in blood Drakengard 3 | Zero (left) and One (right)

No information has been provided regarding when it is slated for release or whether or not it will feature soul pacts with dragons and other creatures as did the first two games. Regardless, for fans of the original and players just looking for a compelling new RPG, Drakengard 3 looks to be one to watch.

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  • “”has a prosthetic arm, wields a sword, performs magical attacks by singing, and grows stronger when spattered in blood. “”

    In other words Drakengard will be weird and sick once again :p
    didnt expected this to come at all, im sure ill look out for it and buy

  • Can. Not. Wait.

  • that is awesome, really underated franchise, wish they would do 1/2 in hd on vita..

  • Xx_Kares_xX

    This looks awesome! Hopefully gaming has evolved to a point now where they won’t have to censor the story out of Japan though x.x

  • zeezee

    Some of the same staff from Nier, the first two Drakengard games, and Last Story!

    Producer: Takamasa Shiba
    Creative Director and Scenario: Yoko Taro
    Character Design: Kimihiko Fujisaka
    Music Director: Keiichi Okabe
    Developer: Access Games

    Yesterday, I was listening to the Nier soundtrack and dreaming of a new game from Yoko Taro. I did a search on Google and nothing new came up. A day later, my wish comes true! XBox version too, please! I can’t stop thinking of Nier and was sad when I heard that Cavia was disbanded and Yoko Taro left Marvelous AQL.

    • zeezee

      Considering that Nier takes place in an alternate universe to Drakengard’s fifth ending, I would love it if he would find a way to squeeze Grimoire Nier ending E into the plotline, somehow.

  • An Tran

    I hope a Wii U version is the “unannounced” Wii U Square Enix game that’s supposedly going to be revealed soon.
    If not, I guess that port of that old Deus Ex game is sort of decent…..meh

  • Nier2 probably would be better

    Of all the games to appear out of nowhere….