Square Enix’s cult-series Drakengard, or Drag-On Dragoon as it’s called in Japan, is being brought back from the dead on the PlayStation 3. A debut trailer released by Square Enix shows off the new storyline for fanatics of the original to gaze over and speculate on.
Drakengard 3 is bringing back the series’ popular brand of hack ‘n slash gameplay that combines RPG elements with the massive style battles seen in Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors series. The trailer shows a disappointing number of foes, but those could just be early stages of the game. The protagonists can also jump on the back of a fire-breathing dragon and roast ground units from above.
More-so than the gameplay, fans love the series for its unconventional storytelling. The protagonists of these games are mean people with unconventional appetites for lust. The latest is a a young woman named Zero who has a streak for violence and relationships with many men at one time.
It’s a far cry shy of the cannibalistic and suicidal tendencies of the fun-loving party members of the first game, but still enough to build tension on.
Drakengard was never a success in the west, so it is unknown if Square Enix is interested in bringing the latest stateside. Drakengard 3 is currently set for a release on the PlayStation 3 this fall in Japan with the original team in line behind it.