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Drakengard 3 announced in latest Famitsu, reunites Cavia team

Tuesday, 12th March 2013 23:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Drakengard 3 is coming, according to reports out of Japan. I’m caught between piling salt on and swallowing my own face in excitement.

The news comes via NeoGAF, RPGSite, and Siliconera‘s generally reliable leak sources.

According to these reports, Drakengard 3, or Drag-on Dragoon 3 as it is known in Japan, is a PlayStation 3 exclusive action RPG.

The main character is a girl called Zero, who has a younger sister named One. Zero and One are both Utautai – “songstresses” – who can use magic via music. The two sisters have different skillsets. Zero has a flower in place of one of her eyes and a prosthetic arm, and is said to be reckless. One is more serious and intellectual.

The action of the game is split between ground and aerial battles, as in previous instalments, and as the main character is covered in blood, her power increases.

What makes all this so interesting is that Drakengard developer Cavia is no more; the team was dissolved into Marvellous AQL, and no further titles were expected from the group. According to an additional report from Siliconera, publisher Square Enix has gathered a number of the old guard to work on the title.

Nier and Drakengard 1 director Taro Yoko will reprise his role and also serve as scenario creator. Character design comes courtesy of Drakengard 1 and The Last Story artist Kimihiko Fujisaka. Nier composer Keiichi Okabe will provide the soundtrack. Drakengard 1 producer Takamasa Shiba returns for the third entry in the same role.

According to further comments on NeoGAF and Twitter, the developer is Access Games, the team behind Deadly Premonition. Both Cavia and Access are no strangers to gore and envelope-pushing themes, which is born out by early images of the article.

Cavia’s last major release before dissolution was Nier, which had some plot ties to the Drakengard series.

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6 Comments

  1. No_PUDding

    Just make it PS4 Japan… Wakey wakey.

    You can’t sit out two console generations.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    Glad to see the PS3 is still being supported! Can’t wait for this!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. unacomn

    At first I read Drakensang, then I thought to myself, “sweet, the last one was better than the first, maybe this one will be even betererer”, but then I read the news and thought: “how’d this become a PS3 exclusive”
    Then I read properly, because it’s early in the morning and my brain is still asleep.
    I’ve never heard of Drakengard before, but I thing I’m going to play Drakensang 2 again.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    @3 – http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/drakengard/drakengard.htm

    This is it. It’s from the same people who later made Nier.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Dragon246

    Some more info (via Gematsu)-
    “An action RPG, the sequel stars female protagonist Zero, who has a younger sister named One. Zero is an Utautai, a person with the ability to manipulate magic through song. A flower grows on her right eye, and her left arm is an artificial one. She doesn’t mind having a relationship with a number of men. She has a violent personality and is easily annoyed.”

    #5 2 years ago
  6. dizzygear

    If its true and it gets a western release i’ll forgive Squeenix for all their wrong doings.
    I hope they (HD) rerelease Drakengard 1 & 2 as well.

    #6 2 years ago

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