Drakengard 3 Now Available for Pre-order on the European PS Store

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Only 35 days left until Drakengard 3 is released! The game will be only available as a downloadable version here in Europe.  The price of standard edition is set to €49.95 and all pre-orderers will receive a Japanese voice pack for free as a pre-order bonus.

Official description

A prequel to the original Drakengard, Drakengard 3 transports players to a medieval world where six sisters wield special magical abilities as the ‘Intoners.’ These sisters have brought peace to the earth with their power to manipulate magic through song. 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.

Pre-order Drakengard 3 and receive the Japanese Voice Pack for free.

Alongside the standard edition, Square Enix Europe has revealed a collector’s edition which is only available on their own store for €69.95. There will be only 2000 copies! Read more about the European collector’s edition from here. 

Curious about Drakengard 3? Take a look at our Drakengard 3 archive!

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Drakengard 3 | New Developer Video, Digital Novella Chapters and Pre-order Bonus Unveiled

Today Square Enix unveiled the next series of chapters for the title’s novella, and showcased a video interview with Art Director, Kimihiko Fujisaka on the inspiration behind the game’s key characters and the game’s design process. The new chapters “Two,” “Three,” “Four” and “Five” delve in the background of each character’s namesake.

The European Drakengard 3 Collector’s edition is now available for pre-order exclusively via the Square Enix Europe Store / French boutique Online Store for €69.99/ £59.99. Drakengard 3 will be available as a digital exclusive on PlayStation 3 from 21st May 2014, with the regular edition retailing at €49.99. Pre-order this edition via PSN from 15th April to get the Japanese Voiceover DLC absolutely free.

NOVEL CHAPTERS

More Drakengard 3 info from here. Read the first chapter of the novel from here.

DRAKENGARD 3 EUROPEAN COLLECTOR’S EDITION REVEALED

Due to fans’ demand, Square Enix has decided to bring DRAKENGARD 3 COLLECTOR’S EDITION to Europe! The collector’s edition will feature the Japanese voice-over content too.

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This is what’s inside the Collector’s Edition…

  • Clamshell Box – An eloquent display case featuring the flower that grows from Zero’s eye.
  • Hardback Novella – This beautifully illustrated 160 page prequel story to Drakengard 3 (available in English language only) contains a collection of short stories written from the perspectives of each character.
  • Add-on Pack – Downloadable tokens for the Ciam costume, an additional level where you play as One, Zero’s sister, and a Giant Baby Hat (yes, an enormous baby’s head for your dragon, Mikhail).
  • Music Sampler CD – A CD containing a selection of mesmerising tracks from the game’s original soundtrack, composed by Keiichi Okabe (who also created the score for Nier).
  • Double Sided Poster – A collectable double sided poster only available in the Collector’s Edition of Drakengard 3.
  • The Game – While there won’t be a physical disc version of the Drakengard 3 for Europe and PAL territories, a download token will be included inside the box which you can redeem on the PlayStation Store.
  • Japanese Voice DLC – Experience the game in its original audio with a download token for the original Japanese voice acting! This DLC is part of the Collector’s Edition, but will also be available for non-CE owners when you pre-order the standard digital game through the PlayStation Store (pre-orders start mid-April).

The Collector’s Edition will be available exclusively from the Square Enix Store (and the SE boutique for France) – but it’s a very limited run. There are only 2,000 of them in total (priced €69.99)! Drakengard 3 will be released on 21st May!

Drakengard 3 | Character Introduction

Drakengard 3 will be released for PlayStation 3 on 20th May in North America and 21st May in Europe. Today, we are taking a closer look at each main character of the game and revealing a few details about them.

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ZERO

A gifted Intoner with superhuman battle skills and expert swordsmanship. She is open and uninhibited with men, yet violent and lazy by nature. She constantly quarrels with her overly serious sister, One. The flower blooming in her right eye prolongs her life and has given her a unique body.

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ONE

A fellow Intoner and Zero’s younger sister. She is intelligent, serious, and has a strong sense of justice—Zero’s polar opposite. It is out of her intelligence that she comes to question how the Intoners came into existence and why they possess such godly powers. She decided to overthrow the despotic rulers of the world who had oppressed the people and created a new peaceful world. She reigns over all the Intoners.

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TWO

The ruler of the Land of Sands and third Intoner sister. Her bright and cheerful personality allows her to befriend anyone, and she sets the tone for the Intoners. She is in love with a man and openly displays her affection for him regardless of the settings or situation, much to the annoyance of those around her.

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THREE

The fourth of the sister Intoners, she rules over the Land of Forests and has a fan following amongst some of the soldiers under her command. Lazy and apathetic, she hardly cares for things not striking her interests, but shows obsessive tendencies towards anything of interest. She is innocent, yet stubborn and shows no interest in Zero whatsoever.

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FOUR

The fifth Intoner sister and ruler of the Land of Mountains. She is very straight-laced and listens carefully to what others have to say. But her superior air masks a distorted inferiority complex. Her sexual desires match those of her sisters, but her uptight personality prohibits her from acting on those desires. She is the only virgin among the Intoners.

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FIVE

The youngest Intoner and ruler of the Land of Seas. Extremely confident and greedy, she desires all that she sees, but quickly loses interest once she gets it. She purposefully uses risqué language during conversations and loves alluding to her nightly escapades. Her seemingly endless greed goes so far as to lust after her sister, Zero.

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MIKHAIL

A member of the proud dragon race who travels alongside Zero. A supreme idealist, he thinks conflicts can be solved by words alone. But his idealistic talk annoys Zero to no ends, although he remains oblivious. He is amazingly powerful thanks to his dragon lineage, and has used his great powers to save Zero on more than one occasion. “Mikhail” is merely his current name, while he had another name prior to his reincarnation.

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CENT
A narcissistic disciple who fights with twin swords. Though he possesses supreme confidence, he’s actually quite dumb. Every bit of trivia he reveals is wrong, and his mistaken information constantly annoys his companions.octa_screen_2
OCTA

An old-looking disciple who fights with special ring weapons, known as chakrams. Despite his appearance, he has a whimsical air about him and boasts a seemingly insatiable sexual desire. It is said that his pride and joy is the longest of all the disciples and he’s fine so long as there’s a hole nearby.

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DECADUS

A well-muscled disciple who fights with his fists. He is well-mannered and a perfect gentleman around women and appears to be the most normal of the disciples. However, he is an extreme masochist who perceives any torment or adversity as a reward. He’s tried to conceal his masochistic tendencies, but everyone is well aware of his true colors.

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DITO

A spear-wielding disciple with an intense cruel streak. He is extremely perceptive and sees through people’s guises quickly. However, he uses his sharp wit to harm others further. He possesses an intense cruel streak and derives great pleasure from tormenting his enemies and hearing their screams of agony.

You can read Drakengard 3 novella, and download wallpapers and icons from here. 

Drakengard 3 – An Interview with Takamasa Shiba‏ [VIDEO]

From today, fans of the Drakengard series can watch an interview video with Takamasa Shiba, the famed producer behind the Drakengard series. In the interview Shiba chats candidly about his experiences producing the Drakengard franchise, looking at how the series has evolved, and diving deeper into the backgrounds of the online novella and motivations for creating the third installment of the franchise after an eight year hiatus.

More about Drakengard 3

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. 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.

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Featuring the series’ signature brand of action Drakengard 3 pits players against hordes of fiends and foes in remorseless hack-and-slash combat. Quickly switch weapons to launch devastating combo attacks to vanquish enemies that can only be defeated with the correct weaponry. Plus harness the power of your dragon for combat, allowing you to charge, bite, trample your foes and even demolish buildings.