New Drakengard Set For Japanese PS3s
There's a name you might not have heard for a while. Think Square Enix will get the third entry right?
According to Japanese publication Famitsu (as cited by GameSpot), a new Drakengard will be hitting the PlayStation 3 in Japan at some point in the future. The developer is Access Games (Deadly Premonition, Lord of Arcana), and original members of the Drakengard design team - who also worked on the well-received Nier - will be involved.
Yoko Taro is on board as the creative director, Kimihiko Fujisaka will handle character design, Keiichi Okabe will be the music director, and Takamasa Shiba will produce. The main characters are sisters called Zero and One and they have the ability to cast spells via songs. Their personalities constantly clash, too, as one is more quiet and reserved while the other is outgoing and brash. As you might expect, the gameplay will feature both air combat and ground combat.
Drakengard first released on the PS2 in 2004 and a sequel followed in 2006. If you're wondering, neither fared very well in the eyes of critics, but maybe Square Enix just needed better hardware for the ambitious ground/air gameplay combo. There's no knowing if Drakengard 3 (if that's what it'll be called) will come to the US. Would you want it if it did?
3/13/2013 11:44:45 AM Ben Dutka