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Submitted by Valay 774d ago | screenshot

First Drakengard 3 screenshots, site open

GE: "Square Enix has opened an official website for the newly announced Drakengard 3." (Drakengard 3, PS3)

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Smurf1  +   774d ago
Is that a portable game? The screenshots look bad.
Godmars290  +   774d ago
Looks as "good" as Neir did. And its the same team.

Nevermind that its 4-5 years later...
MattS  +   774d ago
The team that developed Nier no longer exists.

And before the idiots start disagreeing with me. Cavia, the developer of the original Drakengard and Nier games, is no longer an independent studio. It was absorbed into parent company, MarvellousAQL.

So I really don't care if you disagree with me. If you say that the developers of Nier made this game you're factually wrong.
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Canary  +   774d ago
Most Japanese developers have much smaller development teams and budgets. This means they have to carefully allocate resources: do they spend X amount of time and money making games look pretty as the expense of gameplay, or Y amount of time and money making gameplay and narrative and sound awesome at the expense of texture resolution, animation quality and visual effects?

...

This isn't just a sequel to a niche PS2 RPG series. It's from the same developers who gave us Nier, one of the finest JRPGs this generation. Show some respect.

EDIT: Okay, so I'm wrong. It's not from the people that made Nier. It's from the people that made Deadly Premonition.

So it's probably gonna suck.

The Drakengard series & Nier were developed by Cavia, which disbanded in 2010.

le sigh.
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MattS  +   774d ago
So MarvelousAQL is making this game? I can't find any formal statement (not that I've looked too closely yet, I admit)
Catoplepas  +   774d ago
It's developed under the banner of Access Games, but the team is comprised entirely of ex-Cavia developers.

Namely Taro Yoko (who also directed Nier), producer Takamasa Shiba, character designer Kimihiko Fujisaka, and music composed by Keiichi Okabe.
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MattS  +   774d ago
Thanks for that Catoplepas - good to hear the team has stuck together. Fingers crossed this one is a big success.
Canary  +   774d ago
Okay... here's the long and short of it.

Cavia split off from AQ Interactive in 2005 to make games.

Cavia was re-absorbed back into AQ Interactive in 2010.

(AQ Interactive remained as the 'parent company' for Cavia).

In 2011, AQ Interactive merged with Marevelous Entertainment to become Marvelous AQL inc. They produced games like Rune Factory 4 and Fate/Extra CCC.

Drakengard 3 is being developed by Access Games. Their development team consists of former staff from Kojima productions and Deep Space.

...Confusing.
r21  +   774d ago
It does look portable gameish. Character models looks pretty ok but the textures on the ground look bad though. Probably cause of the scale of the game is gonna be huge like previous games.
jc48573  +   774d ago
it's like Drakengard in HD graphics. I'm being dead honest cause those textures look exactly like the ones in Drakengard 1 and 2. FYI, this game is 60% complete.
Dagobert  +   774d ago
Honestly I don't think Drakengard was a game that stood out for it's graphics (or any Cavia game for that matter). So even if it has shitty graphics, it will still have an awesome gameplay and interesting set of characters and a twisted storyline one can enjoy assuming they try and keep that Drakengard feel to it.
Andreas-Sword  +   774d ago
I hope this game comes to Europe and North America!
j-blaze  +   774d ago
for ps3, it's a Japanese game and that's enough for me graphics doesn't matter, if you ever played Nier or the first 2 Drakengard games you'll know they are all about the story and gameplay, dark and mature themed

on topic: i love it, it has Nier vibe to it, can't wait! i swear if they aren't going to release this internationally then it's going to be on my must imports
ShugaCane  +   774d ago
The two characters seem to be coming from one of this anime featuring magical girls and I don't like it at all. I would have loved a bad-ass hero like Caim. I hope the story is going to be as mature and macabre as that of the first two episodes.
Godmars290  +   774d ago
I'm betting this game doesn't even leave Japan. Square both wont allow it because of sub-par graphics, and an expected low interest.

Edit:
The two Drakengard were on PS2, and Nier was early this gen. And given Square's attitude towards Western gamers, unless they slap "FF" on the title, they aren't going to waste money translating it.

Then again if the Deadly Premonition remake sells maybe that will be enough.
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MattS  +   774d ago
Square Enix published the first two and Nier. All "sub par" (in your opinion. I like the dark, bleak visual style).
jc48573  +   774d ago
Drakengard 2 was co published with Ubisoft.
FantasyStar  +   774d ago
Well, all they really need to do is put some proper english subs and I'll just import it. I never understood that about game development in Japan or any kind of general. If localization is a hassle, just put decent translations and it'll sell overseas just as well. Hell, most of the english localization and voices for the most part sucks.

With certain exceptions naturally.
Godmars290  +   774d ago
"Decent" is the key word.

There have been tons of translated sub-titles that are utterly incomprehensible.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   774d ago
This may be a possible Vita version.

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