By Sato . July 18, 2013 . 12:00pm
So far, we’ve been introduced to Drakengard 3’s Utautai sisters starting with the violent Zero and her tragic past, the just-minded One, and the avaricious Five. Famitsu’s latest report gives us a look at “Four,” who seems to be a little more timid than her sisters, but isn’t too different deep inside.
Four is the fifth Utautai sister who rules a country located in a mountainous area. Her speech and attitude resemble that of an honor student, as she has an earnest personality and takes her time to listen to the words of others. However, behind her formal personality lies a hidden inferiority complex.
Similar to the other Utautai, Four shares a vigorous sense of promiscuity, but she seems to have a bit of a problem in that regard, due to her suppressed personality. For this reason, Four is the only virgin of all the sisters.
The weapon changing mechanism has also been upgraded in Drakengard 3, as it allows you to seamlessly change weapons in the middle of the action. For example, you can perform a sword combo and switch it to a spear in the middle to continue the beating.
Finally, the Famitsu report shares a short interview with Drakengard 3 producer Takamasa Shiba and sound director Keiichi Okabe.
The theme song for the game, “Kuroi Uta” (Black Song), will be sung by Eir Aoi (pictured right), a singer who gained fame after she was discovered through Nico Nico Douga. Famitsu asks the developers about their reason for choosing her.
“I think many of you may already know this, she’s actually a huge fan of the Drakengard series, which played a big role on the decision,” says producer Shiba.
“The singer herself understands our work and also shares a love for it, to top it off. So, having our work with her song together, should bring out something great for our fans.”
Music will be a huge part of Drakengard 3, and the developers have put a lot of thought into it thus far. Famitsu asks about their impression after listening to the game’s soundtrack.
“No matter how good the graphics are, I believe that 40% of a game’s performance comes from the music, which may seem a little overboard,” Shiba expresses. “At the least, music is a very crucial part, and I believe that Drakengard 3 will be something incredible.”
Famitsu asks whether they were able to get a positive vibe from the response, thus far.
“It’s not actually complete, so we can’t say anything as far as responses go; however, in addition to the theme song, there are many pieces that have been decided on by those who are working on the game, along with the composers, not to mention an artist who loves are work will also be singing for us,” Shiba shared.
He concluded, “The music fits perfectly in the game, and thanks to that, the feeling of the game feels great. It may be a little too early to say how much the fans will value our work, but as makers of the game, that’s what we aim for.”
Sound director Keiichi Okabe adds, “The production has been tough, but this time we had the experience to try things we weren’t able to before, so I believe there will be parts that will surprise players, regardless of whether they like the music or not.”
Drakengard 3 is slated for release on October 31 for PlayStation 3.