Drakengard 3 Coming Out On October 31 In A Beautiful Box Set

By Spencer . June 26, 2013 . 10:22pm


Square Enix announced October 31 as the release date for Drakengard 3. You can get a copy of the game for 7,980 yen ($82) or pick up the Drakengard 10th Anniversary box set for 19,800 yen ($202) from Square Enix’s e-Store.


The 10th anniversary box set includes:

  • Drakengard World Inside book with a poster from series artist Kimihiko Fujisaka, commentary from Yoko Taro and a story written by Sawako Natori that connects all of the games (Drakengard, Drakengard 2, Nier, and Drakengard 3) together.


  • Drakengard Chips Music has 24 tracks remixed from Drakengard, Drakengard 2, Nier Gestalt, and Nier Replicant with an 8-bit feel.


  • Drakengard History Films is a Blu-ray disc with movies from earlier games in the series, trailers, and commercials.


  • Drakengard Novel Prelude (details will be announced later)


  • Drakengard Visual Book (details will be announced later)


  • Drakengard 3 DLC code (details will be announced later)


  • Drakengard 3 for PlayStation 3 with an illustration drawn by Kimihiko Fujisaka with characters from all of the Drakengard games together.



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  • Xmas Lopez

    Ooh, fancy!

  • Damn! I would pick this up, but (Sucks teeth) that price. Hurry and get localized Drakengard 3 you beautiful game you.

    • Teh Blasterz

      Let’s hope Square Enix decides to localize it. Crossing my fingers and holding my breath.

      • Tim Lewis

        They will localize it, but it sure as hell better not be no 82 dollars.

    • Joshua Myers

      Yea agreed XD loved the first game and the 2nd one

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    The brother Nier. Neato

  • neo_firenze

    Damn it. Expensive, but I simply MUST have this. Reminiscent of the immortal words of Ken Kutaragi, I am thinking to myself “I will work more hours to buy one”.

  • Taylor Davis

    Its beautiful!~ But that price is…..quite big and a kick in the gut. *sigh* I’ll just have to buy the game without the nice things that come along with. Dang it money! Why can’t you multiply when I’m going to need it!?

    • Gekokujou

      I guess that’s SE’s way of telling us they need our money lol.

      On a serious note, I am looking forward to this game and hope the hype is justified.

  • Strid

    Pardon the coarse language, but there is no way around it; this will be in my fucking home. No ifs, ands, or buts about it — in my home this package of goods will be.

  • Go2hell66

    Will this game ever get a trailer?

  • Nitraion

    Caim,Drakengard 2 guy(forgot his name, he so forgetable XD), Zero and who is the 3ed guy?

    • puchinri

      Nier (the brother version).

      • Nitraion

        Nier is a name? i thought weapon or something….

        • puchinri

          The game and character are both named Nier~. ^u^

          • Anime10121

            If I recall correctly, wasnt he unnamed, rather than called Nier?

          • puchinri

            Really? I thought his name was indeed Nier, but you could rename him is all? I could be wrong though~.

          • Anime10121

            Nah you couldnt name him either, he was basically just an unnamed protagonist. Weird now that I think about it, that no one ever called him by name, it was kinda like how everyone referred to Tidus in X-2, all he and him and you and stuff :/

    • Teh Blasterz

      Drakengard 2 guy is Nowe, and the third guy is brother Nier, from Nier Replicant

      • Nitraion

        I forgot his name lol… but i’m kinda remember his dragon if im not mistaken Ragna/Lagna…

        • Rayhan PromisedGallery


  • awaiken

    Gimme please

  • AnnoNomis


    • Unlimax

      GIVE ME YOUR MONEY ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

  • SoundMatch

    I think Square should just tell us now whether they even have any plans of localization. Cause if not I’m getting the 10th Anniversary edition.

    • Teh Blasterz

      You might want to wait on that, Square didn’t even confirm a localization of the HD 1.5 remake of kingdom hearts until a few weeks before its release in Japan, wouldn’t be surprised if we only learn of one shortly after or before Drakengard 3’s release in Japan, assuming there will be one.

  • quasadra

    i noticed Zero did not have the prosthetic arm.

    • Tom

      Good find!

    • JustThisOne

      A glimpse of her past, perhaps.

  • Lazulis

    It’s beautiful! *V*

    Dang that’s a lotta moneys though. Such great extras though. I hope there’s something similar for the US if it get’s localized, but I’m not getting my hope up for that…

  • ndjn3979

    I dig that art

  • makubexnas

    OMG!!!! is that weiss!!

  • EtherealEarth

    For that huge jump in price, I was expecting a figure of Zero (even the dragon) or some cool goodies from the game’s story. DX

    Even the replica of the flower in Zero’s eye would be nice = =~

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    I want that box set, it looks gorgeous! I’d love to see this in english Square ;)

  • Tom

    They don’t f*ck around, this game seems to come out quick. When did they announce it? How long have it been in development?
    What should I do to get this box set with the localized game?!

    • Teh Blasterz

      Have you and all of your friends and all of their friends annoy Square Enix until they decide they’ve had enough and just release it to appease everyone.

  • Neophoton

    Preordered already. Can’t wait!

    • Aoshi00

      Did you get it from the S-E store? I really don’t like these e-store or e-Capcom edition.. wish cdjapan or AmiAmi would carry it, Play-Asia usually jacks the price way high for these e-store limited edition..

      I absolutely want the 8-bit soundtrack.. glad this is coming out before Lightning Returns.. It’s really expensive, probably would cost 200-300 after fees if ordered agent (being such a heavy set), but really want this as a big fan of both Drakengard, Nier , & Fujisaka Kimihiko..

      • Neophoton

        Indeed I did.

        I have to agree that Play-Asia isn’t that good, however. They used to have a lot more quality to them a couple years ago, but with more options to buy from, they’re not really my first choice these days.

        I’ve already FFXIII with no interest in XIII-2 (not fond of DLC-fests, so I just settled on a LP, didn’t have much time to play anyway at the time), so the collector’s box for LR is kinda moot for me, so I’m going for vanilla. I can imagine the stress on the wallet, though!

        • Aoshi00

          I didn’t like 13, but did 13-2, so.. I liked it so much I didn’t mind the DLCs and got them all, wish they had released the DLC bundle sooner though like a season pass..

          Yeah, P-A’s really not that competitive price-wise and I rarely use them now, mostly cdjapan. AmiAmi, or yesAsia. I wonder how heavy is this thing, using Tenso would cost a lot of service fee.. and I don’t like making up a Jpn name when ordering from the S-E site, they don’t even allow you to input an Eng. name. I spent like $180 on Dodonpachi Saidaioujou recently, I don’t mind the price that much, but still that’s a lot spending on one game, like a nextgen system lol.. I don’t think I want to miss this for the world though, lots of goodies… AmiAmi probably won’t get this e-store edition, will see.. I’ve been listening to the Drakengard OSts in the last few days too, getting into crazy mode :)

          BTW, how much is S-E charging for shipping to Jpn, is it free like Amazon? oh, I just read the fine print, seems like free shipping over 2,500 yen.. actually it won’t even take a US credit card *sigh*..

          • Neophoton

            I could point you to Japan Shopping Service (you might find their Tumblr first), they’re a two-person team but they’re pretty organized. Downside is they take awhile to get things shipped over and ask for payment first compared to other services that don’t charge until the item arrives at their warehouse, but they’re still pretty reliable.

          • Aoshi00

            Thanks.. I’ll wait a bit to see if cdjapan or Nippon yasan might have it up soon. I don’t use Tumblr.. how much are these guys charging for this? I’m not surprised since it’s from e-store and they can’t cancel either..

          • Neophoton

            They have a site of their own that you can use: http://japan-shopping-service.com/

            It depends on the item weight and all that, so odds are they can’t give a final price until the item arrives.

          • Aoshi00

            so special order thru them right? Cool, I’ll check it out, thanks. yeah, like Tenso’s fee is fine, but for the heavier stuff, it’s killer.. and DoD3 doesn’t look light..

          • Neophoton

            Yep, special order. They can pretty much get you anything you want.

            I’d suggest Rinkya, too, but they follow their own conversation rates on items so you tend to pay more than what you should be paying for.

  • Warboss Aohd

    localize dis, dis iz one o’ da most unique thingz ta come out o’ Japan in yearz!

  • Teh Blasterz

    You know what would be the most trollish/Caviaish way of announcing a localization? An interview/video would be posted up on some game site somewhere, where the interviewer asks whoever is being interviewed whether the game will be localized or not. Said guy then looks to the side with a worried look on his face, as if he’s trying to affirm with his superiors whether he should say anything or not. Then with a sad, apprehensive look on his face he turns around to face the camera, and states “I regret to inform you that we at Square Enix… will be localizing the game and will be releasing it in (insert date) of 2014!” Cue party music and dancing.

    • almostautumn

      Or they could take it even further and do what Namco did.
      Interviewer: “Is there a Tales of Symphonia HD release coming?
      Namco: Nope.

      A week later, Namco; “Awwww yeah! Tricked you, Bee-yotch!”

  • Vash bane

    this is actually sooner than I thought…. would love to this over seas I mean not some but everything here I would pre in a heart beat XD

    but how does it play?

  • Vash bane

    sorry to double post but dis anyone else see zero as a singer?


  • Bob Obb

    First otome game I’ve ever considered getting

  • ShadikZ

    Is this game for males of females?

  • Looks absolutely stunning! There’s also a lot of awesome stuff to come with the box set. Very tempting to get.

  • Chiupon

    Zero is a babe. I hope she has a likeable character, her design is very good. The flower eye is very Rozen Maiden.

  • fayt255

    I hope we get to see Drakenguard 3 localized!

  • Guest

    Yet another Collectors Edition NA won’t get
    S-E didn’t even give NA the Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection special edition that Japan got, that printed guide that was in it would have been so nice to have in English

  • LightGenx

    Holy smokes! I’d buy this in a heartbeat.

  • AnimusVox

    Zero: I’m surrounded by good looking me. Too bad we’re worlds apart.

    • Bur

      Caim: I’m surrounded by people I haven’t killed yet. Where did I go wrong?

      • BenderIsGreat


  • zferolie

    Wait, Nier was in this line of games? I never knew that.

    • awaiken

      Yes it’s a spinoff of one of the drakengard 2 endings

      • zferolie

        Ah I see. I bought Drakengard 1 and 2 a few weeks ago, but have yet to play them. That’s good to know though. All I knew about Nier was that it wasn’t reviewed well :(

        • awaiken

          Nier is a wonderful game, you’ll see why it’s so beloved once you play it. Forget the critical reviews.

          • zferolie

            I’ll look for it next time I am at Gamestop. I’m sure it is pretty cheap Used now.

        • BenderIsGreat

          So, have you played them? What do you think?

          • zferolie

            Um… I have been busy with some other games(Dynasty Warriors 8, Musamasa, and Jet Force Gemini to name a few), so I never got a chance, but I really should play them. I’ll make it a point to play at least the first game this weekend, before Dragon’s Crown and Xillia sucks away my life. I’ll dig out my PS2 and hook it up when I get home tonight.

            Thanks for reminding me about this. I have such a back log of games that I tend to forget which ones I really want to play

          • BenderIsGreat

            Drakengard 2 got so far behind in my backlog I just gave up, but the Let’s Play’s are killer.


            The above is absolutely the most hilarious thing I’ve ever read, ever. You need to see it.

          • zferolie

            Heh, I read the top part. Amusing. I do still want to play the game, so not sure if I should watch the let’s plays. I’ll see how I feel about playing the games first. If I feeling the gameplay is poor but I like the story, I’ll watch those instead. Thanks for the link

          • BenderIsGreat

            It’s a screenshot one, and the guy’s amazing at writing comedy.

          • zferolie

            ah. I thought it was one of those video ones. I’ll check it out then when I’m not at work.

      • Victoria [Rokuso3]

        Nope, it’s a spinoff of ending E from drakengard 1

        • awaiken

          Yup, memory has failed me once again

  • I’ll probably get the regular version

  • Luis Camargo

    I need this so much, but cash….

  • Musashi234

    Sweet Jesus $202 HOLY HELL!!!!!

  • awww only on ps3? well at this point I just hope for a localization, loved the first 2 just hoping it has a more Drakengard 1 vibe don’t know why but i loved its twisted world

  • Pfantzypantz

    Oh gotts, too beautiful…

  • Brimfyre

    So much delicious Netorare potential in this game.

    • puchinri

      Can it be netorare if there’s no canon pairing? ono

      • Brimfyre

        Depends on the power of your imagination.

        • puchinri

          Ohhh, lol~.

  • deadMastershiro

    hopefully god will answer my prayer and i can have this.

  • BenderIsGreat

    Hell yes I’d buy it.

    It’d be nice to have a translated edition, but…

  • Adrian Carvajal

    With all that I might let pass the price.

    By the way you can always help this thread asking for the localization. Taro Yoko said on twitter that he cant make the localization decision, but we can always try and ask SE USA for it.

    Heres the thread http://na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139251/29832193/Official_Request_Thread_to_Localize_Drakengard_3

  • stardusty

    Aw man so happy Nier is involved in this!

  • Farid Belkacemi

    OMG !

  • XypherCode

    Art work very much looks like in The Last Story. xD

    • DyLaN

      Same artist.

      • XypherCode

        Really? Didn’t know. Thanks. :)

  • artemisthemp

    I hope Square Enix decided to localized Drakegard 3, but doubt they will bring the 10th anniversary, since only very very few would even have the money to buy it.

  • m3g8r1

    Damn, nice, the thing im looking forward to are the novels. Anyways, is the ordering process on square enix jp the same as its here?

  • Ephidiel

    damn why is it only that the squeenix store sells it

    any other store offering it?

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