Drakengard 3 is heading westward in May, Square Enix has revealed this morning. The game, which will be available digital only in Europe, will be sold through the PlayStation Network on May 21st – although final pricing information has yet to be announced. North American fans will be able to purchase a physical copy directly through Square Enix’s own online store – as well as digitally through PSN – on May 20th.
Square Enix also announced the Drakengard 3 Standard Edition / Collector’s Edition Pre-Order Incentive Program begins today, with pre-order bonuses available through specially-timed, three tier pre-order windows.
Tier One: players who place their pre-order from today through March 3 will receive a special Japanese voiceover DLC and automatically unlock the two yet-to-be-announced bonuses;
Tier Two: from March 4 to April 8, pre-ordering the game will unlock the two remaining unannounced bonuses;
Tier Three: from April 9 until launch, players will receive the final unannounced locked bonus only.
Players must pre-order Drakengard 3 before March 4 to receive all three special pre-order bonuses.
Drakengard 3 Collector’s Edition is limited to 5,000 copies and includes:
· 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
A prequel to the original game, Drakengard 3 transports players to a medieval world where six goddess-like sisters known as “Intoners” have brought peace to the earth with their power to manipulate magic through song. Harmony is disrupted, however, when the eldest sister, Zero, attempts to murder her younger sisters with the help of her dragon companion Mikhail. As the story progresses, players find themselves in a battle to unravel the mystery of Zero and learn her true intentions.
Square Enix has also prepared a new trailer showcasing the game’s opening movie and English voice cast for the first time. Drakengard 3 Standard Edition for the PlayStation 3 will be available for $49.99, as well as for digital download on PSN. The Collector’s Edition will be available exclusively on the Square Enix Online Store for $79.99.