Report: Drakengard 3 Getting Prequel DLC With More Playable Characters

By Ishaan . February 10, 2014 . 8:08am

Drakengard 3 is getting a prequel story as downloadable content, Dengeki PlayStation magazine reports (thanks, Game Jouhou).


Details are scarce at the moment, but Dengeki says the prequel DLC content will pertain to each of the Intoner sisters, making them all playable, as opposed to just Zero.


Square Enix recently announced that a piece of prequel DLC for Drakengard 3 will be included with the collector’s edition of the game in North America. This piece of DLC will make One a playable character, but if the Dengeki report is true, it looks as though the other sisters will get prequel DLC as well.


Drakengard 3 will be released on May 20th in North America and May 21st in Europe.

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  • Five, honey. ♥

    This DLC is worth it, just for her. Don’t deny it.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    the pose on that picture haha

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    Playable Three? Scissor as weapon, yeaaah!!!

    • Anesia Hunter

      you just want an excuse to run with scissors.

  • I’m really looking forward to the One DLC. While most of the sisters did not have any comment or awareness of why Zero was after them, One seemed to not only know, she also seemed like she had her own plan.

    Hopefully they can flesh out what One was up to since I was very curious.

  • neocatzon

    One one one one one

  • “One is the loneliest number”

  • Chiupon

    Ugh I want to play as Five so bad.

  • AkuLord3

    Wow this is awesome…usually its just the type of thing we WOULD love to have but never happens….Looks like its finally happening and that’s Freakin awesome. Three GURL~ Heck All of you, Another good example of good dlc, can’t wait

  • Randgriz

    Great more ways for Square Enix west to screw with us.

  • mojack411

    Neat, I love prequel stories like these. It’ll probably make killing the sisters all the more painful.

  • Mace

    Looking forward to Playable Two!

  • artemisthemp

    Nice. I wanna play… I think four was her name.

  • All I need is Zero

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    Oh my poor PS3 will be fattened by the game itself but the DLC is gonna make things more tricky for future games for my PS3.

    Why Square can’t just let another publisher give the game a physical to release to the west is beyond me. How about Rising Star Games, Zen United, Aksys Games, Atlus or XSEED?

    • Anesia Hunter

      Considering what I’ve heard about Zen United, that sounds like a bad idea.

  • nathaniel

    If this made it to NA in time for the base game release that’d be pretty cool.

  • Tom

    How about a physical release in the Eu as well? That would be nice.

  • firstarioch

    All hail Zero …
    I’m on ending C . Love the game. Have 10th Anninversary edition since launch but didn’t have time to finish it …now I do …
    Just received the soundtrack and waiting for graphic album in April …
    USA limited edition pre ordered as well .
    And I have all the drakengards jap , US , and eu . With all comics and guide books etc .there is nothing else left to buy .
    Yoko Taro is a man whose games I like the most.
    Imagine if he did final fantasy …wow ..just wow …

    • Skeptika Crediblus

      Final Fantasy with cannibalism, child-killing, and an utterly hopeless, everybody dies, batshit crazy ending x4? Oh and the impossible rhythm game?

      I both love and hate that idea. I lhatove it.

      • firstarioch

        I knew you come around
        But Nomura has been playing safe to long .time to funk it up and twist ff upside down ..
        And I think Yoko Taro is the man .
        That is what happened with ff7 .
        Wish Square had balls …..

        • Skeptika Crediblus

          Square balls?

          • firstarioch

            Lol …
            Yeap …something like that ….
            All the right ingredients for a family friendly game ….lol

    • Aoshi00

      I rec’d mine about 2 weeks ago and have playing the game bit by bit, at the Sand Country now and going to face Cent and Two soon.. I’m reading the novella side by side as soon as I beat each Intoner sister lol.. the soundtrack is quite good though I prefer the original Drakengard or Nier OST.. but there are several tracks I really like.. I pre-ordered the US CE too.. At fist I thought the game wasn’t too well made technically, w/ the framerate and tearing, long loading (big 5-6Gb install too), and crazy camera, but once you get more weapons and get used to it then it gets fun.. also the story and chars are good (the obscene jokes and interesting banter are funny).. hopefully I would have time to finish soon and the infamous rhythm game at the end won’t be too hard.

      I would just buy these DLCs for the US ver later, getting Jpn PSN cards are a bit expensive.. now I only have Kaine costume that comes w/ the 10th anniv and Caim one from the guide.. the US CE seems to be much more of a bargain.

      I love the voice cast too, while I’m not too familiar w/ the newer ones like Uchida Maaya or Touyama Nao.. the apostles are great, like Saiga Mitsuki, Inoue Kazuhiko, and Okiayuu Ryoutarou.. wow.. I still wish the novella stories were in the game like Nier or Lost Odyssey, instead of being in a book or on the website..

      Oh, just beat the two boss fight, it was awesome.. The unique soundtrack grew on me too, but you really need to play the game first before listening to it.. Just beat the firstGabriel fight too

      • firstarioch

        But million dollar question is :
        Will the Japanese version get us voice overs ? I thnk it should …
        For us importers would be god sent ….

        • Aoshi00

          Most likely not.. Unless it was like how they got Nier gestalt on the 360.. Can’t wait to hear the us dub soon, hope it’s as vulgar add Nier lol

          • firstarioch

            I hope it’s worse …Drakengard 3 is supremly vulgar …from what I heard people say that it’s full of sexual innuendos etc …I don’t speak jap sp I can’t say but can’t wait as well….lol
            Zero is a pretty little psycho …
            Love that character ….
            When they make Drakengard 4 on ps4 as Yoko taro wants I hope Zero will be there ….

          • Aoshi00

            Yeah, lots of sexual innuendos in Drakengard 3.. Kaine’s mouth was actually much more foul in Eng since the cursing was more explicit (dropping F bombs even), in Jpn there was bleeping and written as X%@? like Barret in FF7.. I think Nier had Eng script first and then translated into Jpn. Since it’s handled by the same localization team, I have high hopes for the Eng dub.. Five’s demise was very creative though.. I think Dito is the most crazy lol..

            Hopefully I have time to finish the game in the next couple of days.. getting all endings and weapons would be too hard.. Yeah Yoko Taro is great.. also Okabe Keiichi’s soundtrack (it was meant to be different from Drakengard and Nier) and Fujiasaka Kimihiko’s art.. Mikhail is so darn cute too :)

  • Skeptika Crediblus

    As long as one of those characters isn’t Seere. Goddamn I hated that kid.

    Gimme some Kaine’ instead.

    Or, you know, just let me play as Golem….

    • Lissomia

      The way the deep voiced man voicing over Manah says “la la la la la, la la la la la” gets me every time I play that damn game omfg

      • Skeptika Crediblus

        “Just read the lines, Bruno.”
        “But this is a kid?”
        “It’s okay, man. The game is batshit crazy anyway.”

  • Warren

    Well now the game is definitely worth $90 if I can play as all the sisters. Don’t care what people tell me!

  • Vash bane

    have the slightest idea of what the story is other than zero wanting to kill her sisters (been busy). but this sounds cool

  • Ferchenko

    Dear SE

    I still prefer buying COMPLETE games. It’d be awesome if you guys had included this as an unlockable feature for beating the game or something similar.

    Best Regards,


    PD: I’m buying de DLC anyway, you greedy bastards.

    • ogglock

      This is what exactly is wrong with gaming today. People know they are getting screwed and still actively support said company in said screwing.

  • MrJechgo

    Wait, a DLC prequel to a series’ prequel? That sounds… odd…

  • Scipio

    I had a feeling they’d be playable, the battle in which they all ganged up on you was a bit of a give away. Still can’t wait to play as Five, I’ll appreciate her more than Dito ever did.

  • Xinen

    Awesome news, while playing through the game I kept wanting to play as some of the other sisters and this is like a dream come true.

  • Cazar

    Are they going to patch the performance issues?

  • nakano

    A prequel getting a prequel, nice ;)

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