Drakengard 3 10th Anniversary Box To Include Kaine Costume From Nier

By Ishaan . July 23, 2013 . 2:05pm

Square Enix have announced which costume they’ve picked to include in the Drakengard 3 10th anniversary box. It won’t be anyone from Drakengard 1 or Drakengard 2—it’s Kaine’s costume from Nier, the game that creative director Taro Yoko considers “his own Drakengard 3”.



In addition to a download code for Kaine’s costume, the Drakengard 3 10th anniversary box set will come with the script for the first Drakengard game, too.


Additionally, Square Enix announced via a gameplay video broadcast today (watch it above) that Drakengard 3 will feature the return of Weapon Stories as well.

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  • mojack411

    Pardon my ignorance but what does it mean that it will come with the “script of the first Drakenguard game”? Like the story script or the coding script?

    • Guest

      assembly code

  • MFP

    Better party AI, bigger enemy, blood splats every where, nice utautai mode transition (Zero is really singing), cool weapon combo, simple item menu… I’m ready for this.

    • AnimusVox

      I couldn’t hear her singing :(

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  • Pockystix

    Kaine costume? does it come with its own d*ck?

    you know, to be authentic! lol

    • AnimusVox

      It’s a trap!

  • Tom

    I’d like to play this game, hell, if there’s gonna be a limited edition released I’m up for it. After Nier, I get anything from the people who made it. So I’m happy with the news somewhat. But the girl playing/watching someone play in this video is really-really annoying/irritating…
    How about signing this petition?

    • Brandonmkii

      I honestly think that petition is way too early. Most niche games are announced for localization months after their initial release in their original territory. Give it 4 months after the Japanese release, and then I’ll start to get anxious.

      • Vash bane

        i agree here besides we got the other 2 games didn’t we?

        • Teh Blasterz

          While I am (somewhat) hopeful for the game’s localization, I believe the issues that have people worrying is that Square has a bit of a history these days of not localizing certain titles (hello Bravely Default and Type-0), and the fact that Square has not said anything about a localization even though the release of the game is only a few months away Doesn’t help that the Drakengard series and Nier have never sold well in the West either. Their comments about region specific games also has people worried.

  • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

    yes yes yes!! weapon stories my favorite part of the whole franchise!!

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 水木

    The box is too expensive

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      But I still want it lol

    • Brandonmkii

      I’d say it’s a fair price. I do a lot of importing and that seems pretty reasonable.

      • Aoshi00

        I import a lot too, but at almost $300 including shipping, it’s really quite a bit more than other L.E.. Would’ve been nice if S-E ships to outside Jpn themselves.. instead of special ordering this e-store edition from an agent w/ fees.. and this package doesn’t seem light.. also still need to order the Drakengard 3 OST later lol.. it’s pretty hefty even for a DoD/Nier fan..

    • Aoshi00

      I hesitated but took the plunge to pre-order it at the end.. It is indeed very expensive, even w/ the artbook, novel, soundtrack, like $200 more than the regular game (since S-E doesn’t ship outside of Jpn).. I was a big fan of Drakengard and Nier, so I hope it would be worth it.

      I liked Kaine, but a bit disappointed chosen as the DLC costume.. Kaine was alrdy in HD before.. but not the previous Drakengard games, was hoping to be the other ones.. and the skimpy outfit is a bit similar to Zero’s..

      • Ferrick

        where did you PO it btw ? i will most likely fo the same

        • Aoshi00

          I ordered thru these guys,


          You could ask them to give you a quote, it’s about $240 + shipping, which isn’t unreasonable considering it’s almost 20,000 yen (but in Jpn it’s free shipping). I’m not sure if they are still taking order for this item, many websites stopped like cdjapan (and their EMS shipping is a lot). I couldn’t directly order from S-E because they don’t ship outside Jpn and I don’t have a Jpn credit card.

          I’m trying to save lately and really watch what I’m buying, I think this would be the last splurge, till XB1 and PS4 come :(..

          And dang it, wanted Caim too *.*;; he was the Drakengard icon..

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Despite the low resolution of the video the game looked really good. The combat looked swift and fluent, and the environment beautiful.

    O_O What!? Kaine costume you say!?

    Okay now…… If this doesn’t get localized I-I “Blah!”!!! (Leaves room)

  • Teh Blasterz

    Heh,I wonder why they even held a vote for the costumes in the first place, I knew right from the start that Kaine’s costume would be the one that would win. Not that I’m complaining though.

  • schwarzmasa

    I was hoping for the Caim costume… oh well.

  • Ferrick

    so that’s who won, was kinda hoping for caim, but oh well

    and gameplay wise…. i’m loving on what i’m seeing

  • Solomon_Kano

    I wanted Caim. ;_;

  • Riseabovethesky

    Yay for mute button.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    Why… must it be… so expensive…
    I highly doubt this box will come out in America… Oh gosh, decision time.
    To import or not to import… to save money or throw it at Taro Yoko where it belongs…

  • Vash bane

    LOL I called it last time that kaine and zero personality kinda identical
    btw is excited mode called Princess mode now?

    • Ferrick

      no, its called “songstress” mode

  • Damarius Wingfield

    How lovely…..and bloody!

  • Sim

    Too bad you can’t get it unless you live in japan since JP SE store block foreigner…

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