Drakengard 3’s Producer Thinks The Game’s Dark Fantasy World and High-Speed Action Will Lure in Fans

on March 4, 2014 1:14 PM

Square Enix sat down Takamaasa Shiba, the producer of the Drakengard franchise, on what will make Drakengard 3 stand out, the prequel novella, and how Drakengard 3 came back after an eight year hiatus. The famed producer talks about much in the nearly six minute video, including how the dark fantasy setting has set the series apart during a time when it wasn’t as prevalent in the industry, how the high-speed action will bring back old players and lure in new players, and how working on this franchise has impacted his life.

For gamers who love pre-order bonuses, pre-ordering the game is being done in waves, with the first having expired. Wave 2 is now offering a costume pack based on the characters of Nier, including the costume of “everyone’s favorite, foul-mouthed warrior, Kainè” and “the Replicant version of the game’s protagonist” for the character of Zero, and the “awesomely creepy-faced Emil hat” for your dragon. This pack expires on April 9th, which is the same day that the last wave unlocks for the yet-unannounced final pre-order bonus. Pre-ordering now will unlock both bonuses, so if you’re interested, hop on it asap.

Drakengard 3 will be available on May 20th in North America and May 21st in Europe for $49.99 on the PS3: players can purchase the game as a PlayStation Network digital download or via the Square Enix Online Store (where gamers can also pre-order the game, detailed in the graphic below). For more on the game, check out all of our Drakengard 3 news. For the first chapter of the prequel novella (along with character profiles, concept art, wallpapers and Twitter icons), check out the Drakengard 3 website.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.