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Drakengard 3 director explains origin of series' controversial aspects

Drakengard 3 director Taro Yoko has discusses why his series has included a string of rather controversial topics and themes - including incest - in a new, rare interview.

Siliconera reports that Yoko is notoriously interview-shy, but recently got together with Dengeki Online's writers over beer to chat about his RPG series.

When asked why he felt the need to include thorny issues in his game, he replied, "If I make something half-hearted or normal, I don’t think it’ll beat the likes of Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest. I believe that it is what led to the wild pitch result of what we have.

"At the time, there was a popular anime that featured 12 sisters (Sister Princess) so I borrowed from that and made an ending with many sisters. However, the involved staff didn’t agree with the idea, so we had to kill off certain elements."

So it's essentially an attempt to stand out from the pack. There has to be better ways to achieve this than incest though surely?

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