Square Enix America registers Drakengard domain
posted on 09.30.13 at 08:08 PM EST by (@salromano)
Square Enix localizing Japan's December-due Drakengard 3?

Square Enix’s North American branch has registered the domain DrakengardGame.com.

The latest Drakengard game to launch in North America was Drakengard 2 for PlayStation 2 in 2005. A new entry, Drakengard 3, is on course for a PlayStation 3 release in Japan on December 19.

Currently, a western release for the Access Games-developed action RPG has not been announced. But Square Enix’s new registration might hint at a localization.

Thanks, Superannuation.

  • Warboss Aohd

    good…….good……everthin’ iz goin’ exactly az i have forseen it.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Orc, I have a question!

      Did you… foresee Type-0 as well?

      • Zuhri69

        No. Orc, don’t tell us. We are unworthy of the truth!!!

        • Solomon_Kano

          We’ve gotta know!

          • Warboss Aohd

            i neither saw it comin’ nor didn’t see it comin’.

            i merely predict, not read da future.

            I let da Weird Boyz handle magic…..though i probably should try my hand at it, would be da first Warboss wit’ magic if i succeeded.

            • Solomon_Kano

              Try it now!

              • Warboss Aohd

                takez time humie, takez time ta learn.

  • Solomon_Kano

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!

    FUCK YEA!

    • DAT Bird From DAT Cage

      Is this game so good? Why are u so excited for it? =/

      • Solomon_Kano

        Because I’m a fan of the previous games? The staff involved?

    • raulrain

      I second that

  • Arcana Gear

    Great! i have been following this series since the reveal, and they are looking so perfect…. i was just scared of this dont arriving here, but this show that there is hope! So hyped!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Woo-hoo!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

    Nice. Never play the other 2 so I hope they become available on PSN as PS2 classics.

  • AnimusVox

    Ahhhhh man :D

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    YES!!! I’M LOVING THIS NEWS!!

  • DesmaX

    Yes.
    Oooooh yes.

    Don’t disappoint me on this one square

  • surakian

    PLEASE SE ;A;

  • bloodiOS

    Dreams come true!

  • GhostNomad

    Don’t fuck with me, SE. I’m unstable!

  • Sevyne

    This is clearly a domain reserved for Drakengard Card Chaos; An iOS game planned for release in the west, but will later be announced as Japan exclusive.

    Just joking btw. Hopefully this ends up being good news.

    • $18114340

      oh god you jinxed it why would you do that

      • Sevyne

        Sorry! :(

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    I refused to get hyped until SE actually says it’s real…

  • DrForbidden

    This is great. Not confirmed, but at least there’s more hope now.

    Please, SE. No censorship and I’ll be in your debt.

  • new_tradition

    Omg, my dream of a reverse harem game published by SE might come true..!

    Seriously, this is rediculously hopeful news. There hasn’t been any inkling of any other Drag-on Dragoon titles beyond DoD 3, so hopefully that is what it will be.

  • Martian Wong

    So happy…

  • Teh Blasterz

    I’ll just wait without holding my breath. This may mean absolutely jack shit in terms of whether the game is being localized or not (although I’ll admit, the timing of this is very suspicious)

  • LastBoss

    Here lies Erdrick!

  • MrKappa

    Please don’t Type 0 us on this one SE.

    • Arcana Gear

      Dont jinx it! if it happens i dont know if my heart will stand it….

    • Raos

      Type-0 Is sony’s policies fault, Square wanted to release it for PS3 as an HD remaster and sony didn’t

      • Zackasaur

        That’s not true. lol

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        “Square wanted to release it for PS3 as an HD remaster”

        Source? I hear no such thing about it except SE got the english scripts done and didn’t want to release it because of the PSP market overseas….

  • Barrit

    Never played 1-2. Would be awesome to get hd versions, but I think I’m just being greedy now lol

  • papermario

    Let me get this straight. They can localize a piss poor game from a piss poor series.

    Ignore BD, dragon quest, ect?

    • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

      While BD and Dragon Quest are popular, Drakengard/Nier have their own charm. If you fail to appreciate it, it’s your own problem so don’t blame that the series is poor.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      because you don’t like it its a poor series lol ok,

    • Arcana Gear

      You know
      tastes=/=facts
      if you dont enjoy a game you dont troll in a gaming site with many fans who awaited for this announcement for a long time!

    • Warboss Aohd

      Drakengard? Piss Poor?

      no

    • LordKaiser

      What’s BD btw?

      • Solomon_Kano

        Bravely Default

        • LordKaiser

          But that’s coming up lol. If he only mentions at least Type-0 it would make more sense.

          • Elvick

            To be fair, it’s coming because of Nintendo. Not because of Square Enix.

  • Zackasaur

    : D

    But I’m not forgetting about Type-0, you scallywags!

  • PrinceHeir

    i’m more worried if Square Enix US/EU is gonna be a bitch and censor some of the theme’s because we’re to scared to be backlash.

    first off the games are niche, no way in hell people would even know this game exist(even Nier or the old Drakengard only the few hardcore knows)

    so why even bother censoring it?

    i want to be excited, but i’m not sure if they won’t fuck this up.

    • z_merquise

      Dragon’s Crown and Killer is Dead are also niche games yet they receive so much misogynistic rants that are plain bullshit yet it didn’t stop those games. I’m sure it would be the same here. (if it is confirmed to be localized, that is)

      • Belenger

        PrinceHeir does have a Point thought, in Japan SE’s produces and distributes a great deal of material ranging from all ages to super hardcore Seinen within their department and multiplies subsidiaries and enterprises, on west SE tries to paint themselves with a different coat.

        Nier already suffered censors by modifying a character and the dynamic that happened in that affecting a bit the decisions of players for a certain ending, but it was still pretty playable and excellent, Drakengard on the other hand suffered the heavy wrath of censorship, honestly I’m all in for a localization but stuff like the prequel manga will never see the light over west, I mean 4th or 5th page in the manga right there rape plain in sight, not to mention they start from the get-go with the mentions of Angels which on original Drakengard got changed to “The Watchers”.

        My point is sure I’ll double dip for a western version, enjoyed Nier despite localizing faults, as long they dont pull a Dragon’s Crown where they nuke voice content because uh… Index Co “reasons”, i’m all up for it.

        • Rayhan PromisedGallery

          “Watchers” sounds cooler though. Maybe that’s the only thing that i really like in localized version more.

          And Angelus’s gender is also more clear in English one

      • Elvick

        And tons of NISA published games never got a second glance.

        There are different levels of niche. Vanillaware is pretty recognizable for a niche developer, since they have a distinct design. And they were attached to Atlus this time around, making them more aware to the general niche crowd.

        And Suda has been growing in popularity for a long time now.

        I can’t imagine SE giving this game much, if any, advertising so I could see it easily fly under the radar like Nier did.

    • YuanMori

      They already censored the first Drakengard anyway (albeit only slightly), and it still didn’t really soften the blow of the game. I mean it was quite obvious Leonard was a pedophile even with them never quite mentioning it in the localization. They also toned down the incest quite a bit.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I sure hope this does lead to the localization of Drakengard 3. If it does, do I sense an upcoming Gematsu contest? Hmmm? Maybe. Hoping for the best!

    • LastBoss

      CE, I hope.