Drakengard 3 debut trailer
posted on 07.01.13 at 08:53 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Meet the game's main voice cast.

Square Enix has released the debut trailer for Drakengard 3, its upcoming PlayStation 3 sequel from Deadly Premonition developer Access Games.

The clip reveals the game’s theme song as “Kuroi Uta” by vocalist Eir Aoi.

Additionally, the publisher announced the game’s main voice cast:

  • Zero: Maaya Uchida
  • One: Rie Tanaka
  • Mihail: Nao Toyama
  • Dito: Mitsugi Saiga
  • Octa: Chafuurin
  • Decard: Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Cent: Ryotaro Okiayu

In costume-related news, Square Enix and Dengeki Online are hosting a questionnaire. The game’s 10th Anniversary Commemoration Box edition will include a download code for a special in-game costume. Would you want a costume of a character from the Drakengard series, or one from Nier? Vote at Dengeki before July 14 at 23:59.

Watch the trailer below.

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  • Sim

    Can’t wait it looks awesome~~

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Better than expected. I would gladly to choose this over the crap made by Toriyama.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    S-E just uploaded the official HD trailer, so the crappy stream version originally included in the post has been replaced.

    • Ni ~Algidus~


    • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

      Thanks Sal. Better audio is also a plus. Soundtrack gonna be as great as Nier, I hope.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    People are already bitching about the graphics how JRPGs players can be hypocrites :3

    • Elvick

      Implying they’re the same people.

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    Good trailer. Will definitely buy this if it is released in English.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Visual Work’s CG always delivers. The game looks great and improved a lot from early screenshot. Hope to play this in English.

    • whiteferrero

      was thinking the same! it looks a lot better than the initial screens :))))

  • Raiyu

    Aside from the screen tearing and massive framerate drop with the dragon and the boat, it looks a lot better than I thought it would.

    • Budgiecat

      Shoulda borrowed FOX ENGINE

  • new_tradition

    Zero sort of reminded me of Kaine design-wise, so I can see Zero getting her clothes as an alt. costume.

    Trailer looks good. The combat doesn’t look that flashy, so I hope that means smaller load times. I did kind of laugh at all those guys screaming in the background. It just sounded campy to me, I don’t know why xD

    Already love this song, so I have high hopes for the soundtrack ^^

    Now just release it in English, please ;A;

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      They said that Kaine was inspired by a unused Drankengard character so I think that character must be Zero prototype

      • DrForbidden

        It would be weird if it turns out that Zero also has a penis…

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I’m pretty sure they based the character off of me. So…Um… Sorry? xD
          (I’m joking lol.)

          • DrForbidden

            I tried to think up a reply to that… and, uhm…

            I got nothing…


        • Strid

          It’s Drakengard — something like that would be tame.

  • whiteferrero

    drool drool the FMV’s look good. ^^ + Giant battles + Dragon battles = i love this game already.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Damn, the game looks so good!

  • Elvick

    Shame that SE is iffy with localizations these days. Wonder if we’ll even get this.

  • DesmaX

    Sweeeet! I’ll buy this if it gets localized

    NiER was the best Square game this gen

    • Budgiecat

      Type Zero, DQ VII Remake and DQM Battle Road Victory was

    • Elvick

      Too bad it wasn’t a SE game.

      It’s good because of Cavia. Though would be better without SE’s tainted involvement as a publisher. But I won’t get into the whole argument over why father/daughter is lame and generic by western standards again.

  • tubers

    Gameplay looks like crap.. but I guess this isn’t that kind of game you play mainly for the action element.

  • bloodiOS

    Ugh… I know it’s not made by the most tech-savvy team in the world but really, I’m not happy to see the frame rate dropping on top of the plethora of screen-tearing… Well, I’ve been waiting so long for this game already, why should I care anymore… gameplay looks pretty darn good anyway.

    • DesmaX

      Well, Square released a KH 1.5 HD trailer with pathetic framerate drop in RE:CoM

      Hopefully they get rid of it when the game releases

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  • bloodiOS

    Wow… I just realized that Mikhail sounds like a child… No hope for him to fill the gap that Angelus left behind then…

    By the way, I hope Zero gets this costume:

  • AnimusVox

    Dat CG Zero <3

  • Luccie85

    Heh, I somehow understand almost what they said, but i never learn Japanese before. Maybe i watched too much anime in the past 10 years. :))

    • Dede Ogbe

      i know right? Same here

  • artemisthemp

    Zero is pretty :)

    Hopefully Square Enix will localize this title :)

  • Solomon_Kano

    Dammit, I couldn’t tell which voice was Mikhail’s. Like, I caught everybody else and like blanked out lol. Gotta watch it again, but I’m liking their voices.

    Looking much better than the early screens, so that’s good. And this also confirms Zero will have multiple weapons. That was something that wasn’t really clear and I was hoping would be the case, since Caim was walking armory in the original.

    • bloodiOS

      Mikhail’s voice sounds a whole lot like Emil, but I might be imagining it.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I haven’t gotten far in Nier, so I haven’t heard Emil, but Mikhail sounds like a loli lol. You can hear her(?) speak at about 46 seconds.

      • DrForbidden

        They sound similar, yes, but have different actors.

  • Amaterasu

    WOW. That was actually a very nice trailer. Zero is gorgeous. I’m also digging the multiple weapons. I was hoping we’d see that. So looking forward to this getting localized. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • MasterSensei

    Hopefully there’s an option to not go for one of the males in the group.

    • DrForbidden

      Well, if you go for Decard, the game ends with Zero and Decard exiting the house they briefly shared to escape the city, only to find an origami unicorn on the ground outside…


      • AnimusVox

        Lol I know this is like 2 weeks old, but great ‘Blade Runner’ reference xD

        • DrForbidden

          Thanks. :)

          Nobody else got it, though…

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I can’t wait for this game.

  • Charlie

    As a huge fan of the series, I cannot wait! I am a little apprehensive about the release of this game. I pray they do not censor this title like they censored D 1 and 2 (if they do plan to release it in the West, that is).

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    Finally a game where blood gets all over your cloths if you start slashing people to pieces. Unlike other hack & slash games where blood is non existent.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      It’s existent, but most of the time, it doesn’t splatter onto your clothes :P

    • Dave Huhm

      It happens in God of War 3, you even get a trophy if you “Cover Kratos in 500 buckets of blood”!

      • Budgiecat

        Don’t forget Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age II….

  • Dave Huhm

    Yoko Taro said on Twitter (in English) that he can’t make decisions about localization and that we should ask Square Enix. In reply to a fan he also said he hopes he gets to playit in his foreign country. Basically, it does not sound like it is currently being localized.

    Taking Yoko Taro’s advice, people on gamefaqs started a petition and have started politely contacting certain staff with requests for localization to shwo that there is demand for it. The petition could do with more signatures, so if any of you could please spare 30 seconds to sign it (you don’t even have to put in a real email if you don’t want to) then it would be appreciated, as at this stage chance of localization looks slim, but if we act quickly and show our support and consumer demand for this title before it is out in Japan then hopefully Square Enix will bring it to us! The only way a petition like this can tip the scales in a decision like this is with a good amount of support, so if you’d like to play it please take 30 seconds to sign!


    Thank you!

    • Budgiecat

      Crazy how we got MINDJACK but we can’t get DQ VII, DQM Battle Road Victory. FF Type Zero and now this….

      • Dave Huhm

        Absolutely! Sometimes it’s difficult to understand why these decisions are made, but hopefully we have a good chance with Drakengard 3 as the PS3 still has some life left in it and there is a fanbase out there for Drakengard and Nier.

        Nier was more of a cult hit that didn’t get the initial sales, but grew to have a good fanbase by word of mouth, hopefully that will help Drakengard 3’s cause and not hinder it, depending on whether Square Enix interpret it as “Nier didn’t have the best sales, maybe this won’t” or “Nier gained popularity over time, perhaps those players would all want to play Drakengard 3”.

        I believe this could definitely turn a profit outside Japan, just looking at the wonderful response to it from gamers on this site it’s clear localization is something people are worried about but they’re all happy to spend money on it!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    That was a very nice trailer. Don’t forget to sign the petition!


  • MrKappa

    The game looks SO much better than the initial screenshots had it looking. Let’s hope SE can get this over here because they have become like Capcom and Bamco as of late.

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  • Belenger

    Oh hey Verdelet, fancy hearing you in this trailer, well time to cast my vote to Kaine on the 14.

  • DrForbidden

    Wow. I’m impressed. This looks SO much better than the first screenshots that were released. At the very least, it seems like we’ll be getting Nier-grade graphics, which is pretty great.

    EDIT: I’m kind of confused by the DLC voting. I’m assuming the costume will be for Zero, so why are there male outfits in the poll? Do the male outfits go to the followers, or does Zero still wear them? If the latter, will the outfit be a feminised version or does it just replace her body with a male’s?

  • almostautumn

    Extremely better looking in-motion than those screens. Couldn’t be happier with this trailer.

    I’m pretty interested in whether or not this game is going to get a localization, though. Probably the first time I’ve wondered if there is genuinely a cost/loss with an S-E game: I mean, I will never understand their dismissal of a type-0 localization, but this one actually does seem, from the art-style, drama, and musou-gameplay, to be a pretty big risk.

    • Budgiecat

      well there’s the dragon frame drop…..they need to fix that…..yo

  • Budgiecat

    That dragon looked a little shy and unsure of himself in the end of the video in the closeup…

  • EspadaKiller

    DAT CG. Can’t wait for this game omggggg

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  • PrinceHeir

    we need this Square Enix!

    just don’t let the US branch butcher this and leave it untainted and just left the voices with english subs and we’re good to go!!