New Drakengard entry confirmed for PS3

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

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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).

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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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