Drakengard 3 coming west in 2014
posted on 10.09.13 at 09:10 AM EST by (@salromano)
Unravel the mystery of Zero's true intentions.

Drakengard 3 is coming to PlayStation 3 in the Americas and Europe in 2014, Square Enix has announced.

“A prequel to the original Drakengard, Drakengard 3 transports players to a medieval world where six goddess-like sisters known as ‘Intoners’ have brought peace to the earth with their power to manipulate magic through song,” reads the announcement press release.

“Harmony is disrupted, however, when the eldest sister, Zero, attempts to murder her younger sisters with the help of her dragon companion, Mikhail. As the story progresses, players find themselves in a battle to unravel the mystery of Zero and learn her true intentions.”

The game features the series signature action and pits hordes of enemies against Zero in “remorseless hack-and-slash ground combat,” as well as flight-based combat on the back of Mikhail.

Drakengard 3 will be available at both retail and digital in 2014 for $49.99.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery. Visit the game’s official website here.

  • TheExile285

    SWEEEEEEET!!!!!

  • Belenger

    Time to buy a hat and eat it, guess the manga is out of question SE?

    Edit: There’s no chance in hell Square is leaving the original audio track, wouldnt leave room for toning the script down.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Holy fucking yes!!!
    This is the best thing Square Enix has done since Nier!!!

  • Potionzmaster

    :|

    All hail Square Enix! _O_

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    YESSSS!! SE is acting like good guy.

  • Xaltmas

    You did good, SE. You did good.

  • uhawww

    *Tiger Woods fist pump*

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    i truly love Drakengard! With my INNERMOST soul

  • Anime10121

    Thats what the F I’m talking bout SE :D

    See, I knew you were one of my favorite devs/publishers for a reason :D

    Woah Woah Woah AND at a discounted price!

  • LunarHaven

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEES POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!

  • Richard Drakos

    SE… I am NOT disappoint.

  • bloodiOS

    Perfect!

  • Zuhri69

    I’m scared. I mean I’m glad it’s coming but I’m scared. Of the FEELS!!!!!

  • LordKaiser

    Well now I know that Zero was about to do a fatal mistake by killing her sisters if this is a prequel.

  • epy

    It’s great to have a reason to hate S-E a little less. Please guys, I WANT to believe.

    EDIT: And they announced a cheap mobile port of FFVI… yeah…

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    You know why I’m PlayStation fans?
    It always get JRPG. ALWAYS!

    Remember PS1? It gets Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy IX, Threads of Fate,. Chrono Cross, Dragon Quest VII after 2000

    Remember PS2? FFXII, Kingdom Hearts 2, Persona 4, .hack//GU series, Ar Tonelico, Atelier Iris, Mana Khemia, Rogue Galaxy Do I need to continue?

    Now looking at PS3 we have Lightning Returns FFXIII, Tales of Xillia 2, Tales of Symphonia HD Collection, Drakengard 3, The Witch & Hundred Knight, Atelier Escha & Logy and maybe Persona 5?!

    I can say PS4 WILL be JRPG console like always.

    • Anime10121

      Lets hope the tradition continues :D

      Tis y I am also a fan of ze PRAYSTATION :D

      • Jerry Hu

        Always stay with PlayStaion

    • EX+

      PS4 is gonna get loads of kickass JRPGs. Especially exclusive one later down the line.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Pretty much why I play mostly Sony games. Gotta love JRPGs. Nintendo is good, Microsoft is meh, but Sony is da man!

    • Jay

      Versus XIII aka FFXV was going to be PS3 exclusive as well.

  • GhostNomad

    Give me a moment while I try to sort out my feels.

    [EDIT] Okay then…..

    http://i.imgur.com/m5cUKdq.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/zPfDR39.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/9DTUjln.gif

    • Anime10121

      lol dat dragon :P

      how appropriate!

      • Leon_Tekashi

        That should be a new dance. lol

  • GhostNomad

    Now give us Drakengard HD collection and my soul will be complete!

  • artemisthemp

    Sadly only Digital for EU, but may change

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    SE is actually releasing it outside of Japan!?

    http://i.imgur.com/FkieAk6.gif

  • EX+

    All hail Square Enix. My favorite pub/dev. Might pre-order this.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Yes!! My Goodness, The enjoyment has started to take over me!

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Good SE. You’re on the right track.

  • Zackasaur

    Oh, snap. You go, Square-Enix! Whoo!

  • Xaltmas

    This will be my first PS3 game since…

    Fuck. I can’t remember.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Damn man. You’ve been missing out.

      • Xaltmas

        My 360 has gotten me this far. This is the first PS3 exclusive that I’ve absolutely had to have.

  • Waisheng Wong 鈴木

    looks like I won’t need to import this from japan anymore…:D

  • DarthBrian

    woo-hoo!!! ::dances::

  • Raiyu

    So Square CAN make good choices.

    • DarthBrian

      Even a broken clock is correct twice a day.

  • Nitraion

    Lol so that whinning on twiter is worthed

    • Zackasaur

      It’s always good to raise hell when you want something to happen! Indeed, whining on Twitter, sending letters, starting fan campaigns, starting groups on Facebook and forums, starting successful petitions, etc. are successful ways to make change happen. It can be hard, and it might not have a 100% success rate, but it’s never worth giving up on.

      • Nitraion

        Well i sign that petition ..
        now i’m feel winning something

  • bloodiOS

    Regardless of how this game is going to turn out, I’m pre-ordering it the moment the option is available and I urge all fans of the series to do the same. We must not let Square Enix drop the support in any way. I hope this game is going to be successful enough to give Square Enix the incentive to remaster the first two.

  • BizarreJelly

    Yes! Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes! Awesome news! I’m ecstatic incase anyone didn’t pick up on that :)

  • Watahashi

    I’m crying a little bit. I’m so happy.

  • Elvick

    Yus. SE doing something right for once.

  • PrinceHeir

    i just hope they don’t uncensored the themes or any hints of sexual relationship.

    come on Sqaure Enix, the game is already niche as is so why even bother?

    i do wonder if this is JPN voice or dub only?

    will see ^^

  • zakou

    Hmm might still import the Japanese version :D

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Awesome! Looks like all the tweets and the petition paid off. What great news.

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      YAY!!!!

      +1

  • Solomon_Kano

    WOOP!

  • Charlie

    The best news I’ve heard all month. Hopefully SE releases a HD remaster of the first two games!

  • new_tradition

    What the fu-I WAS GONE FOR ONE DAY FOR WORK AND I MISSED THIS?!

    Suuuuper stoked for this. Can’t wait! Preorder when I can ^^