PlayStation.Blog
PS4 - The Last of Us Remastered

Drakengard 3 Coming to PS3 in 2014

Sakura Minamida's Avatar + Posted by Sakura Minamida on Oct 09, 2013 // Senior Product Manager, Square Enix

Drakengard fans, rejoice! We’re proud to announce that Drakengard 3 is coming to North America next year for PS3.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Drakengard series, and it’s been seven years since the launch of Drakengard 2. Producer Takamasa Shiba is back to bring you along on another incredible and twisted journey.

Never played the original Drakengard? What many people don’t know about Drakengard 3 is that it’s actually a prequel, and leads up to the events of the original Drakengard. So this game is quite perfect for all fans — new and old.

Drakengard 3, 01Drakengard 3, 02

For all those Square Enix music fans, renowned Composer Keichi Okabe, who scored Nier, joins the Drakengard family, and crafted a beautiful soundtrack for this game. I have to say, the music in Drakengard 3 is amazing. Certainly for me, it’s one of the highlights!

Drakengard 3 is coming to PS3 in 2014. You can pre-order now exclusively at the Square Enix store.

Looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts in the comments!

//Add Your Own

83 Comments   10 Replies

PAGE 1 2

1

+ CrazyGuy62 on October 9th, 2013 at 6:13 am said:

With this announcement of Drakengard 3, will there be announcements of 1 and 2 coming to PSN as well?


2

+ From_Concentrate on October 9th, 2013 at 6:14 am said:

I’ll pick it up for sure. Too bad it’s not also for ps4. My ps3 will need some loving by then anyways so no biggie.


3

+ Enders321 on October 9th, 2013 at 6:22 am said:

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK! I’m a huge fan of the series and can’t wait to get this game. With that said, I’m still getting that crazy 10th anniversary edition that from Japan haha.


4

+ akisuo on October 9th, 2013 at 6:31 am said:

Well, this is quite the surprise! Awesome.


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:30 pm said:

    This is overwhelming to see how happy everyone is with Drakengard 3 coming to North America! Thank you so much for sharing your excitement and I will certainly share more information as it becomes available :)


5

+ ryoonz on October 9th, 2013 at 6:32 am said:

Best thing Square Enix has done since Nier. I can’t wait to play this. Nier is my best game of this generation.


6

+ Zezzler on October 9th, 2013 at 6:33 am said:

It’s great to see that PS3 is going to get continued support even after the launch of PS4. Thanks Squeenix!


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:09 pm said:

    No problem and thank YOU for your love and support!

    P.S. Love your avatar.


7

+ ryoonz on October 9th, 2013 at 6:45 am said:

@Zezzler Just like PS1 and PS2 :)


8

+ The_Spider_King on October 9th, 2013 at 6:46 am said:

Words cant describe how much im happy now , Nier was one of the most under rated games of all time , the game has mind blowing music and story . its sad nobody played it . but for now im soooo happy , Keichi okabe and Yoko taro are back . yeeeees .


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:08 pm said:

    Woot! Glad to hear! You shall get mind blowing music and story here too. Yeeeeees indeed :D


9

+ Stray84 on October 9th, 2013 at 6:55 am said:

thank go


10

+ Stray84 on October 9th, 2013 at 6:55 am said:

d


11

+ mwatcher on October 9th, 2013 at 6:57 am said:

Very happy with this news.


12

+ BlaqMagiq24 on October 9th, 2013 at 7:00 am said:

I’m really interested in this game but never played the first two. Are they good and should I play them before playing this?


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:12 pm said:

    I MAY be bias but… YES!

    This is a prequel so you can technically play this first and play the other 2 in order but you can’t go wrong either way!


13

+ Mando44646 on October 9th, 2013 at 7:08 am said:

I would totally buy Drakengard, but not on a last gen console. I’ll have had the PS4 for 3 or 4 months by this point and won’t care about PS3 gen games. Release on both if you want more sales please


14

+ Cotrip on October 9th, 2013 at 7:23 am said:

yes, YES, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Awesome news! Please SE, bring the 10th Anniversary Box special edition of this game.


15

+ h_pacheco on October 9th, 2013 at 7:31 am said:

@The_Spider_King This is so true!!!

can’t wait to play drakengard 3!


16

+ DarkOne_PR on October 9th, 2013 at 7:32 am said:

its this ps3 exclusive?


17

+ pOcHo_OX on October 9th, 2013 at 7:34 am said:

Thanks I’ll pick buy this game!!, please give us more ps3 games in the future


18

+ AlexGarcia89 on October 9th, 2013 at 7:39 am said:

Great news, but I have a question, will the physical version be available on retail stores, online stores like amazon, etc. or only through the Square-Enix online store? I´ll appreciate the response


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:15 pm said:

    Unfortunately no details right at this very moment but stay tuned!


19

+ KazeEternal on October 9th, 2013 at 7:49 am said:

Who gets the love for making this happen? Last I heard this was not coming to NA.


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:17 pm said:

    Never trust the interwebs! :P Super overwhelmed to see the love from everyone!!


20

+ Zoryu_of_Setsuna on October 9th, 2013 at 7:57 am said:

Awesome that i don’t need to play the other games to get what is going on, but i think some time i might. I definitely need to get this, it’s looking really good.

Also I am loving the soundtrack! Are you able to tell us what the name of that song was in the trailer? I loved it!


21

+ RenderMonk on October 9th, 2013 at 8:00 am said:

@ryoonz I completely agree. Nier was so underrated, loved that game. I played through all 4 endings.

I remember seeing the announcement for Drakengard 3, but it only coming to Japan. Just made my morning announcing that it will also be coming to NA. Thanks SE.


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:18 pm said:

    No thank you!! Great to see all the Nier love here too! <3 <3


22

+ Monterossa on October 9th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

AWESOME! took so long to announce the localization.

btw you still need to localize Final Fantasy Type-0.


23

+ Jessaru2 on October 9th, 2013 at 8:41 am said:

I love you so very much Square Enix. <3


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:19 pm said:

    I love you too <3


24

+ somberfox on October 9th, 2013 at 8:42 am said:

That’s good to hear


25

+ sssfffhhh5 on October 9th, 2013 at 8:43 am said:

That is way too goooooooooooood!!! Can’t wait for it.


26

+ Zkorle on October 9th, 2013 at 9:35 am said:

YAY THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:20 pm said:

    YAY YOU ARE WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!


27

+ SugarSpocks on October 9th, 2013 at 9:47 am said:

Oh my god thank you! And its the TGS 2013 trailer, too. I love Drakengard (my mind still reels from those games) and Nier is one of my favorite games on the PS3. Hopefully the first two games go up on PSN. (And hopefully the NA version will also come with a box similar to the 10th anniversary box in Japan 8D)

Square Enix, there is only one game left you need to get to fans.


28

+ FearMonkey on October 9th, 2013 at 9:54 am said:

Woo-hoo!!! all praise based Squeenix!!!


29

+ PhoenixDowny on October 9th, 2013 at 10:01 am said:

It’s such a blessing to see that Sony PlayStation and other Third Party studios and developers are continuing to support the PS3 even after the launch of the PS3. I just bought the PS3 so this helps me feel a lot better about my financial investment in buying the PS3. I sorely hated Nintendo for releasing the WiiU not long after our family purchased the Wii because Nintendo always abandons their previous systems once a new console is launched.

I love how Sony PlayStation supports their consoles even after a next gen release. They supposed the PS2 throughout the years after the PS3 launch and I’m thankful to see that they will continue to support the PS3 in the wake of the PS4’s launch because I’m not buying the PS4 until at least Black Friday of next year as I’m more in love with my PS Vita then anything else in the house right now. I’ve never played a Drakengard title and this will certainly be good for me since Drakengard 3 is a prequel.


30

+ Robbie_G_lrish on October 9th, 2013 at 10:10 am said:

Man, I’m going to be playing PS3 games for years. This looks great. Thanks for bringing it west.


31

+ TheDarkDreaming on October 9th, 2013 at 10:18 am said:

Is there even a silver of a chance that we’ll be getting the Anniversary Box set in NA?


32

+ oni_saru on October 9th, 2013 at 10:30 am said:

This is just the best news ever! I’m super hyped for the US release of this game. The first Drakengard is still my favorite game of all time. Can’t wait to play 3!!


33

+ hyper-shadow-0 on October 9th, 2013 at 10:35 am said:

Wow…I was just about to import this from Play-Asia.com too..now I can wait a while for it to be released to the US, Also you should ask Square Enix to make an HD collection for Drakengard 1 & 2. It be easier for those who never played it for the PS2 and cause it was a rare and unheard of game at the time.


34

+ MrZ_2010 on October 9th, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

AWESOME!!!!!!!!


35

+ poodude on October 9th, 2013 at 10:41 am said:

Square, I love you so much right now. I still need to play the first two games, but Nier was amazing. As soon as this game was announced I had hoped it would come to the West. So thank you!


36

+ UncannySilk on October 9th, 2013 at 11:01 am said:

YES!


37

+ saveur on October 9th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

THANK YOU, SQUARE ENIX. Good god I cannot wait for this to come out. Insta-insta-insta-insta-buy!!! Hoping you’ll consider bringing over that amazing big collector’s edition box set that Japan got. Even if it were made SE Store exclusive, I would snag that up the moment it was available. Either way, I’m going to want to be able to buy the soundtrack for this no matter what. No way it isn’t going to be incredible. And finally, Drakengard 1 & 2 on PSN please!!! More love for the series the better! :D

Also, totally unrelated, but just wanted to let my interest be known for Dragon Quest VII on 3DS, the two DQ Monsters games, Rocket Slime 3, DQX, and ALL the recently announced DQ iOS ports. Please don’t forget about the series in the states, it would be such a shame to see all those go unreleased outside of Japan.


38

+ Elvick_ on October 9th, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

THANK YOU! Super happy that it’s coming.

Any chance we’ll see the originals on PSN? I know licensing issues tends to be a problem, but if it’s possible it’d be great to see.

And I know unrelated… but FFX and X-2 on PS Vita, retail please. I don’t care if I have to pay more.


39

+ DecadanceFantasy on October 9th, 2013 at 11:28 am said:

I loved how strange and beautiful Drakengard was. I got lost playing Drakengard 2 in Japanese, but still enjoyed it on YT since I could never find a new English copy later on. I have Nier, though I’m not good at playing it.

I am totally excited for Drakengard 3! I though this would be another type 0 where SE wouldn’t release it in the US. I’m happy that is not the case! I so want to barrel through enemies as Zero and have Mikhail breathe fire!
I will so be buying this game!
Zero’s outfit reminds me of Furiae’s in a way. Color scheme wise.


40

+ Yuranium on October 9th, 2013 at 11:46 am said:

Saw Square e-mail about this and I almost jump off my seat. I can see Square starting to localize more of their games to the west.


41

+ OdinsCHAOS on October 9th, 2013 at 12:10 pm said:

Will a physical release only be exclusive to the Square-Enix store? I’d rather not have to pay almost $7 in shipping and then a $3 tax to it if I can get a physical copy elsewhere.


42

+ KINGOCELOT on October 9th, 2013 at 12:36 pm said:

That trailer is amazing! I’ve been anxiously waiting for this announcement and it finally happen. I just hope they make and HD collection of Drakengard 1 and 2 or just add them to the store as PS2 classics. By far my most anticipated game.


43

+ Nazotchi on October 9th, 2013 at 12:39 pm said:

I kept myself from getting my hopes up, thinking that this would never come to the west, so I am just ECSTATIC that this is coming out here. Day 1 purchase for me.


44

+ Naozumi on October 9th, 2013 at 1:41 pm said:

Hopefully the game is uncensored and has Japanese audio in the US version.


45

+ Crimson-ScarXX7 on October 9th, 2013 at 2:00 pm said:

Yeah, no censorship SE! If that’s the case, then DAY 1 FOR ME! I can’t really be excited ’til that’s mentioned.


46

+ Telepyro on October 9th, 2013 at 2:18 pm said:

I hope your listening playstation i’ve got $300 waiting for the 10th anniversary box set.


47

+ AsherFischell on October 9th, 2013 at 2:56 pm said:

I really, really hope this is gonna come with dual-audio. I know that the digital download is going to be English-only, but if the retail release doesn’t come with the Japanese voices it’ll be a definite no-buy for me.


48

+ Aesgrath on October 9th, 2013 at 2:59 pm said:

I honestly wasn’t expecting for it to be localized so this came as an awesome suprise!
Totally looking forward for it, great news from squenix :D


49

+ venneer on October 9th, 2013 at 3:07 pm said:

Awesome. Will definitely be picking this up.


50

+ AngelSoldier on October 9th, 2013 at 3:35 pm said:

Totally buying this to show support. I’ll also be buying the JP version. Drakengard and NieR are the best!! Please leave it uncensored and also dual-audio audio would be great!! :D


    Sakura Minamida's Avatar

     

    + Sakura Minamida on October 14th, 2013 at 9:23 pm said:

    Thanks so much for the support! XD


PAGE 1 2
Comments are closed. We close the comments for posts after 30 days