Preview: Drakengard 3 Eyes-On Video Impressions

Leading up to the Square Enix media event last week, Square publicists hinted that we’d be taking a look at an announced title on that day. Upon our arrival we were notified that the title in question was non other than Drakengard 3, and that the title would be making it’s way to the US. We sat with the game’s producer Takamasa Shiba to find out where the Drakengard franchise has been for the last 8 years, the core vs casual market, and Square Enix’s approach on a title that fundamentally goes against the grain with everything that’s coming out now. Let’s just say that the word “challenge” was thrown around a lot during our pre-demo exchange. Check out our video impressions that we filmed immediately following the eyes-on presentation from Shiba-san.

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  • ragingmerifes

    Dualshockers TV? You guys sure are getting fancy. 😀
    Also, the game is looking amazing. I really hope for PSN releases of the first two games…

    • DualShockers TV has always existed~! 😀 —

    • Al_Zamora

      We strive to be fancy. LOL The game sounds very interesting but may be too different for some. It has been 8 years so for them to bring back the older titles would be nice.

  • ragnathebloodedge

    I’m no casual gamer. Why would I want Mobile Games flooding the market. I want console games.

    • Al_Zamora

      A lot of the discussion we had with the Japanese devs and pubs revolved around what they were seeing in Japan. They are seeing a shift there and are trying to keep up with the trend, but Drakengard 3 is as far from casual as possible.

  • Stb Hernández

    Lulz — I guess they had to do, but don’t get too closed minded guys. You can feat the Youtube video player for people to share your videos. Come on!

    Edit: my bad! Found it

  • tilt

    So basically this game is apart of the dying breed….Makes me want it even more. It’s interesting to see how the industry is shifting on Japan’s side. JRPG’s are a niche genre in the West but it’s a little strange to hear that they’re slowly becoming niche in Japan. Strange and wondrous times we live in.

    • Al_Zamora

      Yeah I agree it was very surprising to hear and we heard it from multiple people at Square and Namco. The JRPG is becomi g niche in Japan, how crazy does that sound. The mystery behind the game has me intrigued as well.