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Drakengard 3 Debut Trailer – A Tradition of Questionable Heroes

by Ron Duwell | July 1, 2013July 1, 2013 11:00 pm PDT

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┬áis 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.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...