Square Enix is bringing its hack ‘n slash action game Drakengard 3 to American shores next year through the PlayStation Network as a downloadable only title. I never thought we’d see the day when Square Enix brought this financial flop of a series back to American shores, but it’s really happening.

Drakengard 3 seems to be a tale of sibling rivalry between sisters who are each named after numbers. Five, Four, Three, Two, One, and Zero all have their quirks from overactive promiscuity to an obsession with cooking.

Ages past, the sisters ended a bloody conflict and separated the land into kingdoms, keeping the peace for a long time. When a plan arises to reunite the kingdoms, Zero disagrees and goes on a murderous rampage with her sisters as the targets.

Drakengard 3 sets up the storyline for the next two games, making it a prequel of sorts. I have only played the first Drakengard, and walked away a scarred man. The same producer wants to bring that same effect to this game, leaving me wonder if I am ready to have my brain bombarded by his evil ambitions once again.

This is obviously aimed at a certain crowd of gamers who really dig what Japan has to offer these days, leaving me to wonder if Square Enix is going to even bother dubbing the dialogue into English. The trailer suggests otherwise.

Hopefully, Square Enix takes a cue at this PSN release and opts to bring Drakengard and Drakengard 2 out as PlayStation 2 Classics. It’s been a while and I need a refresher of the storyline so far.

No price tag has been set for Drakengard 3, but it has been confirmed to be a PSN release only. Don’t expect a physical release anytime soon. If anything, it gives fans of Japanese games a reason to hold onto their PlayStation 3 consoles a little longer and not make the plunge into next-gen. Just another game to play before moving on, for me.

Keep on pushing the exclusives, Sony. I don’t mind my PlayStation 3 one bit.