Yeah, Drakengard 3 Has Dragon Riding Gameplay

By Spencer . August 25, 2013 . 11:52pm


Just like the other two Drakengard titles,you can ride a dragon in Drakengard 3. Zero can take to the skies on Mikahil’s back and breath fire on ground enemies or swoop in to attack.


Players can also mount Mikahil while on the ground which lets you bite enemies and do a wing spin attack.


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Zero can trigger Utatai mode while riding Mikahil which buffs the power of the breath attacks.


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Earlier we talked about Zero’s sister Two, a cheerful girl who is in charge of the country of sand, and we posted the backstory on Three who is obsessed with dolls.


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  • Jah-keem York

    Hopefully they fixed the issue I had with the trailer, I remember the only thing that made me cringe at the entire trailer was the dragon’s gameplay framerate looked like a very quick slideshow. Outside of that the game looked great~

    • SoundMatch

      Another thing that made me cringe is the over use of borrow words. Like the guy said: Homono Dragon da zuo! Which translates to “ITS A REAL DRAGON!”
      But there Kanji for dragon which is RYU. Why didn’t he just use that? (Sorry too much Saint Seiya).

      • heartless141

        in japan apparently it’s much cooler to speak hybrid english. somehow it make you sounds more modern.

        • Alexander Aubert

          watashi rabu yu

          • SoundMatch

            Boku ni to ai shit tei e masu.

        • SoundMatch

          Really? I didn’t know that. IMO I think Jap sounds so much better. You can say a lot of cheesy things without being embrassed.

          • Duo Maxwell

            There are different sentiment and expression between the Ryu and Doragon, though. They just feel it’s much more appropriated for the word “Doragon” instead of “Ryu”. Beside, in case you didn’t know, Asia’s dragon is much different than Western’s one. Watch this if you haven’t seen an Asia’s dragon yet.


            I believe the western call them, Leviathan, or something?

          • Abysswalker90

            Nah. Leviathan is just a sea monster from Jewish lore(it is also the Hebrew word for whale). They’re just referred to as Eastern dragons, as opposed to European dragons, as far as I know.

          • Brion Valkerion

            Yeah Leviathan (and Bahamut for that matter) are both sea monsters from the bible/ancient lore not dragons.

      • Cyril Murasakitsuyukusa

        Actually ‘homono’ means ‘homosexual’ or ‘gay’ in Japanese. The word you are looking for is ‘honmono’. And it should be ‘dazou’ at the end, not ‘da zuo’. Also the dragon kanji has several more readings such as ‘ryou’ and ‘tatsu’, not only ‘ryuu’. Sorry, but I just couldn’t pass by without noticing these amusing mistakes. So please refrain from stating something unless you have absolute knowledge about it.

  • Thrasher429

    Well it wouldn’t really be drakengard without dragon riding

  • MFP

    I hope there’ll be dragon evolution feature like DOD1 as well. Maybe they use a “cute” voice for Mikhail at the first time so the voice could change and evolving along with his appearance… or maybe not… It’s Yoko Taro’s direction after all.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      and become Fighter Jet with “Lalalalala” voice

  • Göran Isacson

    I wonder what disadvantages there are to riding the dragon and fighting on dragonback. There’s gotta be something, otherwise why would you want to fight up close?

    • KuroNathan

      in the past games you became an incredibly large target for ranged enemies and as such their firing speed doubles (presumably cause they no longer have to check their aim or something) and also more ranged enemies could attack you at once quickly shooting you to death. I found the best use of dragons in previous game was a hit and run and quick transportation, lots of devastation in a short amount of time but not really good for close up fights

      • Göran Isacson

        Aaah, bigger target equals more hits on you. And I suppose that as with the old game, you share a life bar with your dragon so you can’t use it as a convenient shield. That’d do the trick.

        • KuroNathan

          in drakengard 2 actually your life bar and the dragon’s were different. As such you can use your dragon as a giant medevac to get you out of sticky situations

          • Göran Isacson

            Huh, did not know that! Then again I never played Drakengard 2, got kinda scared off by the less than stellar reputation it had in the fanbase…

          • KuroNathan

            Gameplay improved, story is a hit or miss

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