Square Enix’s Drakengard 3 Out Today

Creative Director Taro Yoko Examines the Motivations of Protagonists in New Launch Day Interview

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LONDON (21 May 2014) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announces the action role-playing game (RPG), Drakengard®3 is available to download from today from the PlayStation Store, priced €49.99.  A limited number of Collector’s Edition packs are also available from the Square Enix Europe Store, priced €69.99, and while stocks last.

A prequel to the original Drakengard, 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. 

Creative Director Taro Yoko explores this subject on why a video game protagonist defeats hordes of his or her enemies in the special launch day video interview.  He recounts how he has sought to resolve this question throughout the Drakengard series as well as the spin-off title NIER®. The full interview is available at http://youtu.be/9kTVa-JOyGA.

Featuring the series’ signature brand of action Drakengard 3 pits players against hordes of fiends and foes in remorseless hack-and-slash combat. Quickly switch weapons to launch devastating combo attacks to vanquish enemies that can only be defeated with the correct weaponry. Plus harness the power of your dragon for combat, allowing you to charge, bite, trample your foes and even demolish buildings.

The Collector’s Edition, available exclusively from the Square Enix Europe Store, includes the game as a digital PSN code, a hardback Novella, CD soundtrack selections, double-sided poster; and four DLC items: the Caim costume, Prequel stage, Giant Baby hat and the Japanese Voiceover.  The contents are encased in clamshell packaging.

Drakengard 3 is a digital-only release in Europe and PAL territories and is being sold digitally and at retail in North America. Please note that DLC items included in the North America and Japanese Collector’s Editions cannot be activated outside of these regions.

Related Links
Official Homepage:  www.drakengardgame.com
Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/Drakengard 

About Square Enix Ltd.      
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 62 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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