Drakengard 3 Delayed Until December 19

By Spencer . August 21, 2013 . 10:16pm

image Square Enix planned to release Drakengard 3 in Japan on October 31, but the game will be pushed back about a month. Drakengard 3 has been rescheduled for December 19. The game was delayed to meet people’s expectations and further increase the game’s quality.


The first two Drakengard games and Nier were made by Cavia, which dissolved after AQ Interactive merged all of its studios together. Drakengard 3 is being developed by Access Games who also made Lord of Apocalypse for Square Enix and are best known for Deadly Premonition.


While you’re waiting catch up on the Drakengard 3 character stories:

The Tragic Past Of Drakengard 3 Heroine Zero

Drakengard 3′s “Five” Harbors A Greed That Knows No Bounds

Drakengard 3’s “Four” Is A Caring Sister With A Very Dark Side

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  • Well, improving on the game is never a bad thing

    • Aoshi00

      Yeah never bad to take more time to polish the game and iron things out.. But that means I won’t be able to play this until next year :(, i’m gonna have it shipped by sea since it’s so heavy. And after lightning returns.. Well at least I would have time to finish gyakuten Saiban 5 (on 3rd case now and bought the orca episode for 400 yen :) and killer is dead.. Meanwhile we’d be looking at great pics of utautai like Two below :)

  • Milla

    Thank god october has way too much games for me >.<

    • Solace Shimizu

      Staying out of Pokemon X/Y’s way is a good call.

  • Solomon_Kano


    It’s the 19th of December, actually.

    This week got us a look at Two, though. So we get a little something.


    • Nice find, thanks ^ ^

      • Solomon_Kano

        No prob.

    • AnimusVox

      I honestly didn’t think we’d get much of an update with our friends in the land of the rising sun, considering Gamescon was/is happening.
      I was hoping but still….

      • Solomon_Kano

        Well, with publishers like Square Enix focusing on bigger (and globally releasing) titles at Gamescom, I guess it makes sense to keep it business as usual in Fami.

        I just wasn’t expecting an update on this game, so this was a great surprise!

        • AnimusVox

          Yeah exactly. I glad we got something though (/.o.)/

    • Warboss Aohd

      i’d normally complain about the excessive fan service, but given what has been established, it makes sense here.

      • Solomon_Kano

        No Orcish today? :(

        • Warboss Aohd

          i’m sick right now, give me a break.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Aw man. Hope ya get better, dude.

          • Warboss Aohd


    • No9

      I think I’ve found my favourite Utautai sister. :O

    • Crimson_Cloud

      Shame that you’ll probably kill them all… or most of them. :/

      • Ferrick

        hopefully we get the choice on to spare or kill them for multiple endings

        • Crimson_Cloud

          Yeah, I hope so too.

        • Anime10121

          Oh Drakengard’s ALWAYS had multiple endings, so I’m sure they’ll survive in at least one of them…

          • Bur

            Naturally that’ll end up being the worst ending.

          • Solomon_Kano

            “Zero and her sisters stopped One from taking over the world!

            And then they became the Watchers.”

      • Solomon_Kano

        I’m hoping, PRAYING, that we get the option to spare them and they join us. Drakengard always did have multiple playable characters, and they’d fit the bill quite nicely~

        • Crimson_Cloud

          Yeah, same here. And I certainly don’t want them to die and then you get to play them in some free mode or something. I want then to be usable story-wise.

          • Solomon_Kano

            I’d actually settle for that, but using them in the course of the story would be ideal.

    • Holy sh*t Two is gorgeous! =^_^=

    • Anime10121

      This game just looks Two (heh) god damn smexy :P

      I want it!

  • Kelohmello

    I hope the theme song that was going to be on Eir Aoi’s new album is still going to be released. It’d be a shame if that got delayed because of this.

  • Rudy Soto

    Does this also delay the release of “Kuroi Uta” by Eir Aoi?

  • Tom

    It’s just so cruel… I really want to play this game!

  • Joshua ‘Near’ River’z

    Can’t wait to see how much the game improved ^__^

  • ndjn3979

    Best known for Deadly Premonition?

    I have a ghastly feeling…

    • XiaomuArisu

      My coffee told me it would be a good game.
      Isnt that right Zach?

    • Ferrick

      After eating the turkey sandwich, it is pretty good, isn’t that right Zach?

  • tsukasa1615

    Zero’s smirk on that pic with her sisters is quite nice in so many ways~ d(^w^ )

  • brian

    In the meantime, they should start localizing it if they haven’t~

  • Victoria [Rokuso3]

    Well, after 10 years this is nothing!

    • Anime10121

      Damn has it really been that long?

      • Victoria [Rokuso3]

        I know, right!? But yes, first Drakengard came out in 2003… I’m glad we get to have a true sequel, finally!

        • Brand

          Except Drakengard 3 is set quite a while before Drakengard.

  • tsukasa1615

    Are the 10th Anniversary Box edition still available for preorder or did they take it down temporarily?

  • Teh Blasterz

    Let’s just hope the delay doesn’t hurt the game’s chances of being localized. I would be incredibly sad if it did.

    • Kelohmello

      I would think if anything, it increases chances, honestly. Square tends to localize their games as they’re in development. It speeds up the time it takes for the game to come out after it’s released in Japan. Even if it’s only a couple more months, that’s more time that they have to decide to bring it over before it’s been too long since the Japanese release for anyone to care anymore.

  • For me Nier is a masterpiece. I’m very very very look forward for Drakengard3.

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Maybe they finally want to improve those graphics, good.

  • Jack Frazee

    It’s a bit worrisome that there hasn’t been any localization announcement yet, especially when Nier came out in JP, AUS, EU, and NA only 5 days apart.

    I don’t mind waiting another few months or a year if necessary, just please make it happen.

    This is the only game SE is publishing that I’m actually looking forward to, besides FFX HD.

  • “The game was delayed to meet people’s expectations and further increase the game’s quality.”

    Now THAT is a reason I don’t mind waiting for. Take as long as you need to make this a masterpiece =^_^=

  • Jake_Indiman

    I played the first Drakengard. The story was breathtaking! Did not play the 2nd. ;( But this one looks very interesting.

  • Kei-chan

    Good. This gives me more time to save up and get XIII-3 and Drag-On Dragoon 3 together.

  • Anime10121

    Doesnt effect me since Square havent announced Drakengard 3 yet :(

    Drag on Dragoon 3 looks AMAZING, however, I want Drakengard 3.

    (For those not understanding intent, this is meant to be a joke, whereas Drakengard is the series localized title)

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