New Drakengard entry confirmed for PS3

Key members of Drakengard series and Nier to develop upcoming action game.

Fans of the action series Drakengard (or Drag-on Dragoon in Japan) for the PlayStation 2 can look forward to a sequel on the PlayStation 3.

A recent issue of weekly Japanese game magazine Famitsu has revealed that Square Enix will be publishing Drakengard 3 locally for the PS3. The developer working on the sequel is Access Games (Deadly Premonition, Lord of Arcana).

Square Enix also revealed that some of the original members of the Drakengard development team (who also worked on Nier) will be reunited to complete the sequel. Yoko Taro will be the creative director, while Kimihiko Fujisaka will be in charge of character designs. Taking helm as music director is Keiichi Okabe, while the producer is Takamasa Shiba.

The game's main characters are two sisters called Zero and One, who can wield magic through song. The former has an outrageous temper and is free-spirited, while the latter is serious and studious. Staying true to the past games, the series will feature both air combat using dragons and ground combat. The more blood the sisters spill from enemy kills, the more powerful they get during combat.

Square Enix has not set a release date for Drakengard 3.

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Fabiano_Osasco
Fabiano_Osasco

I played this game for ps2 and found it very repetitive, hopefully for the ps3 can fix this!

Iamshmee
Iamshmee

Never really played Nier but I liked Drakengard so we'll see how it goes!

holtrocks
holtrocks

Those things look like droids or something.

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

Really surprising and good news. I personally loved the Drakengard games, and I thought Nier was one of the most unappreciated games of this console generation. Localization seems like it might be a toss-up, but since the other games made it outside of Japan, I think it's chances are better than most. I'll remain hopeful.

Dante_Overtkill
Dante_Overtkill

Anyone think we'll get a Drakengard HD Collection? I'd buy it.

I mean there was a  Zone of the Enders one...

Dante_Overtkill
Dante_Overtkill

I played the original 2 Drakengard games on my PS2 and I loved them - I actually completely finished both (took a VERY VERY long time).

I will buy a new entry in the series on Day 1!

Renato1984
Renato1984

Nier was a wonderful action-RPG game. The OST, the plot, the characters, the cutscenes and the bosses are all brilliant, unforgettable. I finished and loved it about a month ago. Yoko Taro (Nier director) and the Deadly Premonition team might very well be creating something truly fresh and amazing with Drakengard 3. I`m surely looking forward to it.

psycho75
psycho75

I'm not familiar with this Drakenguard series but Nier was a surprisingly good game, i'm curious to see more about this.

TechSmurfy
TechSmurfy

Let's wait for a localization confirmation before we all get too excited :s

MidnightMeteor
MidnightMeteor

This is amazing if true. I love Drakengard and would love a new entry, even if on the PS3 though with the PS4 coming around the corner I was a little puzzled. Either way this is so awesome! Square Enix has exceeded themselves as a publisher, though as a dev they have, well... been lacking.


Going to fire up Drakengard on my PS2 later, so exciting!

ryancyc
ryancyc

oh my godddd....Drakengard...those endings...so much nostalgia.

bakasora
bakasora

And.. there's no mention of localization.

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

WOW, omg, omg,omg, gimme, gimme, gimme.!!!

zeifel
zeifel

really? what a surprise! loved the 1st one. the 2nd one was pretty decent too.

GenDNA
GenDNA

OMG its been 9 years waiting for this to happen, OMG its happening, Since Square Enix making this game then BRACE YOUR SELF FANS, we need to tell them not to screw this one up.

kyle004
kyle004

OMG A good game is actually coming out ????? Took A WHILE

Chatch09
Chatch09

Thats awesome but we will see how it turns out. Drakengard is one of my top 25 PS2 titles but the 2nd one was such a disaster.

Crystal_McGhee
Crystal_McGhee

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! THANK YOU SE!!!!! :3

tandukbadak
tandukbadak

I was sleepy. Now I can't sleep (too excited).

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Holy Mother that is the best news I've heard to happen for the ps3 this generation!  Wow how sad is that..  Of course Square quality has dropped a ton this gen so I won't expect too much from them however.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

That old review is the best video I've seen on here on a long time!  Feckin nostalgia overload!

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

Wait, so Squenix is doing something people might actually like? Satan's balls are frozen... (Still the possibility they'll completely screw it up though, but that fact that it's being made is nice to see.)

Ovirew
Ovirew

awesome.

I thought we'd never see the day.

Imatyta
Imatyta

Problem is that by the time this game comes out, I will be playing PS4.

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

Out of nowhere. Never thought it would get a sequel since it never was a... very acclaimed, because of the imo lacking and repetitive gameplay. But I'm curious. You have to be dumb anyway to make a bad game about killing lots of stuff while riding dragons, and it's happened way too often... Let's see if they make something fun, the story has my permission to be like it was in the first :)

slaves
slaves

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!YES

al3azmi
al3azmi

I dont know why there are two posts but oh well.

al3azmi
al3azmi

should've been for ps4 it would've been a system seller.

NeoIostars
NeoIostars

Definitely looking forward to this. The first game is one of my favorite games ever. Eventhough the gameplay was flawed, it was deadly serious, bleak, and felt really mature. Too bad the 2nd one was disappointing, IMO.

ArataWata
ArataWata

Oh wow... Drakengard. 


My friend used to tell me how fucked up the endings were on the first game. Only had the chance to play the second one, was pretty cool.

longestsprout
longestsprout

I used to love these games so much. And even though I'm probably looking through pretty thick nostalgia goggles, I really don't care.

Can't wait :)

LeeCz
LeeCz

"Muhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahah......"

"Children...."

Arioch

Not_Wylvane
Not_Wylvane

Ahahahahahaha

I feel sorry for TheDarkId.

Imatyta
Imatyta

Hey guys, call me a newb, but why does my avatar here in the comments section shows up as default "G"? I have set pictures in the settings so I don't know what I am doing wrong.

Imatyta
Imatyta

I really liked the original back in the day. Too bad this wont be for a PS4.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

"little girls squeels", weee  

Anyways I look forward to seeing what the developers bring out. Square- as a personal plea, please, please, do not screw this one up.  

sebetai
sebetai

I just started playing God of War. Already I think I want Ascension despite not being done with the first. I have not got a collector's edition in years. It does look good but I think so.

Annonith
Annonith

Oh boy, can't wait to see another thousands of children being slaughtered.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Drakengard 1 was badly butchered over bs averse to incest, never played 2 and doubt I will play 3 with that kind of bs censoring.

travisstaggs
travisstaggs

Best news I've heard this week. I really like Drakengard 1 and 2, and loved Nier. 


NightsOwl
NightsOwl

HOLY SHIT HYPE WHAT WHOA. SQUARE ENIX HASNT FAILED ME YET.

Mister_Zurkon
Mister_Zurkon

I wonder if it will follow the Nier Continuity or the DG2 continuity since I don't think Yoko Taro  worked on 2.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

@Fabiano_Osasco that's the problem: japanese developers NEVER fix their games. see how the new shinobido was suffering from the same issues as the original. and drakengard was not so good to begin with.

dhayter
dhayter

@Chatch09 the 2nd is one of PS2's most top sleeper hit mind u...maybe u 're playing a different Drakengard 2 than mine..

leo316r
leo316r

@Imatyta its not a big deal.me and probably millions of us gonna stick to the good ol ps3 and 360 for awhile

reason

#1 im always late at shifting to next gen~ always waiting for the slim version

#2 there's still plenty of ps3 games i haven't played yet,too many good games  not much free time

#3 money! im not a child anymore that rely on parent to buy me a new console

so i have to budget things and gaming need is not a priority atm

Imatyta
Imatyta

@al3azmi Maybe not a system seller, but it could be good if they make it more like Drakengard 1, cause nr. 2 sucked.