Drakengard 3 Trailer Shows Zero Confronting All Of Her Sisters

By Sato . September 23, 2013 . 8:00pm

Throughout the many updates we’ve seen from Square Enix, many of us have grown a liking to the Utautai sisters of Drakengard 3. Unfortunately, the game’s protagonist Zero has made it her goal to kill all of her sisters in order to save the world. The latest trailer for the game release at TGS gives us a peek at their encounters.



The trailer starts out with the lines: “What would you know?! You’ve disturbed the peace, and killed the sisters with whom you share blood… and… and… you think you’re saving the world on your own?!”


Following this, we get a look at Drakengard 3 protagonist Zero, in what appears to be fateful encounters with her sisters. Starting with a bloodied Five, who is known to be quite greedy. She is then seen embracing Four, the sister with a secret dark side beneath her caring character. While Three may be known for being lazy, she’s also a quirky character with an obsession for her dolls.


Next, we get a look at the sporty blue-haired sister Two, who is considered the life of the party. She is seen wielding her great sword while the Apostle Cent is shown downed on the floor. Finally, we get a look at the mature and reliable sister One, whom is looked up upon by the rest of the sisters. Not much has been revealed regarding the Utautai sister One, but you can check out more details on the character in our earlier report.


The trailer then concludes with Zero telling her partner dragon named Mikhail, that the time has come.


Drakengard 3 is slated for release on December 19 for PlayStation 3.

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  • Curan_Altea

    I want this so bad…..
    That song was awesome.

    Even though I’ve known it was going to happen, I’m not going to feel good about killing all my sisters….

    • Aoshi00

      beautiful and epic, it’s gonna make me cry like Nier *.*;.. can’t wait
      for the soundtrack too. kinda makes me wish the Last Story’s graphics
      was like this :) probably would finish this first before Lightning Returns.

      your Zero avatar lol!

      • Curan_Altea

        Haven’t finished Nier yet.
        This games graphics aren’t too good tbh though. (not that it matters)

        I was going for maximum cuteness.

        • Aoshi00

          I thought Nier’s graphics did the job, found that beautiful too. Just that this is Fujisaka’s art rendered in HD compared to the Last Story on the Wii which was a bit blurry.. yeah, the flower is funny :)

        • Shippoyasha

          Nier is a game every self respecting gamer should try to finish eventually. The story is so emotionally gut wrenching, it was easily one of the best emotional game this generation.

      • zaidandzhadow

        OH and we know this isn’t gonna suck as XIII saga’s ending

        • Aoshi00

          I liked 13-2 a lot (13 not too much), so am greatly looking forward to Lightning Returns.. I just meant Drakengard 3 was supposed to come out sooner than LR originally, but now LR is in Nov and this in Dec. If I don’t finish LR first, I would go play this which I don’t think I can stop :) actually it might take a while for the LE to be shipped to me though :(… If it’s anything like Nier, many manly tears would be shed *.*;

          • zaidandzhadow

            actually i thought XIII-2 expanded and changed a whole lot the XIII story and it just was left to reunite everyne and be happy; then we got the shit of ending and ending plus and that was a thing but seeing the plot trailers of LR i got the bad feeing that they’re gonna give us unnecessary catastrophes, and that sucks cause it’s a low way to advertise/gain cheap money, making that for the lack of apeal for the costume party.

          • Aoshi00

            I liked 13-2 like that, even the ending.. really enjoyed the game ‘s time traveling and such similar to Chrono Trigger.. guess there’s lots of costumes, but I would only buy some of them like Cloud, Aerith, & Yuna’s, gotta admit those are some ultra cool and nostalgic costumes w/ unique fanware and victory pose. The gameplay and environment in recent trailers got me hyped too. I think I would enjoy it and hopefully this would wrap up the trilogy nicely. Overall, w/ the 3 games, drama CDs, novels, I do like the 13 chars & universe.

    • EtherealEarth

      Actually, when I watched the trailer, I felt as if my heart were being squeezed.

      Just imagine the full game :(

      • Curan_Altea

        Each one of their encounters will kill me inside.
        Except Five.
        That greedy lit-

    • abysswalker

      No, it’s going to be really painful. Just by watching the trailer I’m sort of regretting having read the sisters’ profiles

    • sophronia856

      what Joanne answered I am blown away that some one can earn $9171 in 4 weeks on the internet. blog here w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

  • Shinobikens

    I think the first 2 games should be on PSN

    • Solomon_Kano

      This. I really, really want to see them put up.

      • SoundMatch

        Imagine if the 10th Anniversary Edition came with HD1&2.

        • Solomon_Kano

          That would be SO great.

  • MrRobbyM

    That trailer just sold me.

    • Same, literally. Watched, and immediately put in my pre-order.

  • hmm really looking forward to this

  • Pockystix

    dat haunting theme

  • Dark Zerato

    The more i watch these trailer, the more i want the game. Come on SE, do a good thing for once.

  • Suriel Cruz

    This game looks STUNNING. The voice acting is Amazing, the art, the concept… EVERYTHING! Dear Square Enix… will you…?! ^ ^

  • Suriel Cruz

    This game looks STUNNING. The voice acting is Amazing, the art, the concept… EVERYTHING! Dear Square Enix… will you…?! ^ ^

  • mojack411

    I take back what I said about the graphics in earlier posts. They look MUCH better now, or I might be imagining it. I’ve been desiring the game regardless, and this trailer just solidified what I already felt. One of those stories where you know what will eventually happen, and it hurts all the more because of that.

  • mojack411

    I take back what I said about the graphics in earlier posts. They look MUCH better now, or I might be imagining it. I’ve been desiring the game regardless, and this trailer just solidified what I already felt. One of those stories where you know what will eventually happen, and it hurts all the more because of that.

  • charles addow

    What a moving song, it almost makes killing them regretable…almost -grin-

  • Brimfyre

    She reminds me of Daisy Adair from Dead Like Me every time I see her sans flower in eye:

    • Brimfyre

      I up voted myself, because the resemblance is uncanny.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I need this in my life.

  • Taylor Davis

    Wow, it actually took my breath away. I can’t imagine whats going to be in the game, but I feel like I’m going to be crying…a lot (or maybe by the end of the game).

  • Jordan Coleman

    This game really has started to look good since the horrid reveal. Still think the flower in the eye is dumb and ruins the character design though.

  • zaidandzhadow

    This is the only f’cking world wide release i need, i wouldn’t be able to wait months after japanese release, c’mon SE it’s your chance to undo all the shit you’ve been giving us since FFXII

  • Go2hell66

    Graphics in that trailer looked suspiciously good…

  • Sapitntapit

    I really want this game but I never got the first 2…I should probably get on that.

  • AoNoise

    All of the yes.

    Also I’m surprised at how the graphics look in motion. Thery’re nothing impressive, but they are not nearly as bad as screenshots made them look like.

  • Dagobert


    • Crazy_O

      Couldn’t have said it better.

  • Mace

    This fucking song is GODLIKE. I need this game’s OST in my ears at all times. This game is going to be so heart wrenching, can’t wait! BRING ON THE TEARS. RIP OUT MY HEART AND STOMP ALL OVER IT. I’M (not) READY FOR IT. PLEASE BE LOCALIZED SOON.

  • Ferrick

    Mikhail’s voice… IT’S SO CUTEEEEE o.o

    • Funny, because it has quite the exact opposite effect every time I hear it, worse so when it’s right after such a sad, yet incandescent song.

      • Ferrick

        it’s a baby (iirc) dragon, what did you expect it to have ? a low brooding tone like Legna or a breaking tone like Angelus did ?

        • Not a voice a cute little girl would have, that’s for sure. The vocal dissonance is too great for a dragon that’s pretty big and intelligible for a baby.

    • Siegel Clyne

      A number of comments by Japanese viewers of this same trailer at Niconico, or Nico Nico Douga, are about Mikhail’s voice being “kawaii,” or “cute.” And at least one commented on it being a “rori koe,” or a “loli voice.”

      • Lucky Dan

        Remember that Dragon’s Age quite differently age from real humans, so she might be caught when she was a baby.

    • MrTyrant

      It’s annoying for me.

      • Ferrick

        well they may change it later when it comes stateside (IF it does that is)

  • Ferrick

    Mikhail’s voice… IT’S SO CUTEEEEE o.o

  • popo123

    Drakengard games always have the saddest music in them…well at least the theme song, both 1 and 2 had awesome themes songs and this one looks like it won’t disappoint either. I just wish the in game graphics were better. If only the ff team helped them a bit haha.

  • Brion Valkerion

    Buying this AND the OST. Common Square, dont be stupid and make people have to import. WE LEARNED OUR LESSON FROM NIER!

    • YEP I’ll be buying the OST as well, hope it contain this song :D

  • As a fan of the series, I really hope this will be localized for the west.

  • UnderstandingIndustry

    The music….. my ears…… WOW!

  • Dagobert

    Just watched the trailer again, and ZOMG that song. I like it, especially the English part and the way she pronounces the words.

  • Zypharium

    I really, really wanna play this Game, because it reminds me a lot of Nier. Everything feels like Nier, the soundtrack is superb, the graphics look just as great as in Nier and Zero is kind of like Kainé – but I have already found a buyer for my PS3. I can’t wait half a year for the localization, and the price for the PS3 already drops continuous while saying this. So, this is really a shame that I won’t be able to play Drakengard 3.

  • Theme song is “This Silence Is Mine” sung by Chihiro Onitsuka.

    At 1:25, all sisters stand together with smth looks like a dragon behind their back.

    • Guest

      and the dragon has massive d**k

    • Solomon_Kano

      Ooh. I spotted the dragon looking thing, but I didn’t realize they were all together. Interesting.

  • Just Tim

    Sororicide, and damn!

    • Syn

      SEPPUKU!!!!!!! Beautiful trailer init? am loving that song so much.

  • deadMastershiro

    My heart didn’t beat for half the trailer true EPICNESS.

  • Unf. So ready for this~. ♥

  • I think my heart stopped a beat when the trailer got to One…

    • TrueDefault

      Two is my favourite!

  • TrueDefault

    That’s a well-made trailer! Now I’m curious about the actual game!

  • The anticipation for this game is immense. I honestly cannot wait for this!

  • Nitraion

    i hope they include “good ending” path or “destruction path”
    with all sisters alive

  • I saw this on Tumblr, for those interested:

    “At this point, I don’t have any information to
    provide, but I’m hoping to reveal information when the time comes. I’m
    very happy to hear that Western users are looking forward to Drakengard
    — Akio Shiraishi (one of SqEx officials) when being asked about DOD3 localization


    By the way, I watched this trailer the other day and it’s AMAZING. Thanks Siliconera for HD version, I really enjoyed it. There was a gameplay, too, with some… oddly familiar wolves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JF80os0T4Y

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      i guess the owner of Roc is actually from Drakengard world

  • Cyril Murasakitsuyukusa

    LOL @ the dragon’s voice at the end))) But otherwise the game is awesome, I can’t wait for its release!

  • MrJechgo

    Yup… “messed up” is the right word for that game. I mean, come on, Drakengard ALWAYS had insane characters and stories. The Producer wanted to scar players with this game, when he already did with the previous 2.

  • komiko12

    Zero! STOP! Your sisters love you !! ToT
    Please put a “happy” ending.

    • MrTyrant

      Yeah, a “happy” ending

    • That IS Zero’s “Happy” ending lol

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      you’re expecting happy ending from Yoko Taro?

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha well, that was dark and depressing. Also possibly a bit spoiler-y, but we will see where it all leads… also man, the character models faces up close sure look a lot better than the rest of the pictures we’ve seen so far. This is probably the prettiest I’ve seen the game look so far.

  • Rei Nitramier

    SPOILER: You get to give everyone the sweet release of death…painfully. And as traumatizing as possible. DRAKENGARD!

  • O_O! Dat beautiful trailer. I have a feeling that no one is going to live through this XD

  • fairysun

    I hope we get a flashback/backstory where the main character lived together happily with the sisters. So, when we get to kill the sisters, we will be emotionally impacted.

    Yes, I like a game which play with my feeling. And if the game is able to pull that, that’s a must buy for me.

    FYI, Suikoden is the first game that is able to do that to me and that game has earned a special spot in my gaming heart. :D

  • artemisthemp

    Nice trailer, but don’t see a Western release date…

  • mockturtle

    I will be utterly devastated if this doesn’t get localized.

  • Siegel Clyne

    The voice at the beginning sounds like One speaking, voiced by Rie Tanaka (Neptune/Purple Heart in the Neptunia game series and anime; Mitsuru Kirijo in Persona 3 and Persona 4 Arena; Morrigan Aensland in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Project X Zone; Kan-E-Senna and Garuda in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn; Emina Hanaharu in Final Fantasy Type-0; Octavia in Tears to Tiara and Aquapazza; Mariabell Crois in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Azure; Sakuya Haibara in Fatal Frame IV; Ciel in Mega Man Zero; etc.).

    EDIT: After I have written the first paragraph, I looked at some of the comments viewers write which scroll across the same trailer at the Japanese video sharing website Niconico or Nico Nico Douga, and a Japanese viewer wrote that the voice heard at the beginning of the trailer is indeed Rie Tanaka (the voice of One) after another Japanese viewer had commented that the voice sounds familiar.

    One sounds very angry – and sad at the same time – that Zero (voiced by Maaya Uchida) killed her younger sisters (imouto).

    If Niconico comments on an earlier Drag-On Dragoon 3 (Drakengard 3) trailer are any indication, a number of Japanese viewers too were surprised by the voice of Mikhail (voiced by Nao Toyama) when they first heard it. Comments that Mikhail had a loli voice and was a loli dragon mirrored similar comments by overseas viewers.

    A number of comments by Japanese viewers on the Drag-On Dragoon 3 trailers also have been about Mikhail’s voice being “kawaii,” or “cute.”

  • Xaltmas

    Square Enix can keep everything else. This is all I need.

  • Lucky Dan

    I wonder if zero’s lovers are fragments of her soul?

  • SoundMatch

    My heart actually ached when I saw Five all bloodied and pulling out the sword. If there was 1 happy ending in Drakengard I hope it will be in this game. But then again that’s not Drakengard.

  • Magus KilIer

    Octa looks creepy as shit when he’s talking

  • leingod

    Trailer looks great. And thank god the series changed names in the west, Drag On Dragoon sounds kinda silly :P

  • Sakurazaki

    *sigh* She’s so pretty. I really love the white hair/red eyes type.

    Too bad this is Drakengard.

  • Sydney Losstarot

    I would buy this game 4 times. One to never open and admire. 2nd to play. 3rd to give to a friend. And a fourth to put in a rocket that launches to Mars so aliens can play it.

  • Hinataharem

    Mikhail’s voice is so damn cute

  • Vash bane

    hm…so zero indeed does take her sisters partners. but now vim curious is it after she kills them or before

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