6. This Prequel Coincides With the 10 Year Anniversary of the 1st Drakengard Game
Drakengard 3 was developed and released in celebration of the overall series 10-year anniversary. The three games that came before this one were the 1st Drakengard, Drakengard 2 and NIER.
7. The Series Goes by a Different Name in Japan
Drakengard may be known by that name here in the States, but it goes by a different moniker in Japan – Drag-On Dragoon. The 2nd game was entitled Drag-On Dragoon 2: Fūin no kurenai, Haitoku no kuro (Drag-On Dragoon 2: Sealed Red, Immoral Black) and the upcoming 3rd game here in the States was released as Drag-On Dragoon 3 in Japan.
8. It Has Received Some Pretty Positive Review Scores in Japan Thus Far
Since the game’s release in Japan (December 19, 2013), Drakengard 3 has notched some pretty positive review scores. Famed Japanese gaming publication Famitsu awarded the game with a 34/40, while Dengeki PlayStation gave the game the following scores – 100/90/85/95.
9. The Pre-Order Bonuses for the Game Lets You Play With Each Sister
Exclusive pre-orders for Drakengard 3 will gift players with the Japanese Voice DLC and the option to play with all four of Zero’s sisters.
Other pre-orders for the game will include costume changes from NIER.
Gamestop and Amazon’s pre-order bonus will gift players with three different downloadable costume choices.
The Square Enix online store offers six free PS3 themes with the game’s pre-order.
10. There’s a Collector’s Edition
Square Enix produced a limited run of Collector’s Edition copies for Drakengard 3.
Here’s the official description of what you’ll get if you obtain this exclsuive package:
Our beautiful Drakengard 3 Collector’s Edition has been produced with a VERY limited run of 5,000 copies. We know that fans have been eagerly waiting for this and copies will fly off the shelves FAST so be sure you snag your copy before it’s too late.
With the Collector’s Edition, you’ll receive:
· All three tier pre-order incentives mentioned above.
· The Complete Novella
· Official Soundtrack CD Sampler
· Prequel Stage DLC – Play as Zero’s sister, One, in this additional level
· Caim Costume DLC – Protagonist of the original Drakengard (Once equipped, stamina consumption decreases by half when using a skill)
· Giant Baby Hat DLC – For your in-game dragon companion
· Drakengard 3 Collectible Poster