Submitted by Abriael 651d ago | news

PS3 Exclusive JRPG Drakengard 3 Introduces the Virgin Four, Weapon Changes, New Screenshots

Square Enix just released a new batch of info, screenshots and artwork of Drakengard 3 (known in Japan as Drag-On Dragoon 3), giving a further glimpse on the upcoming PS3 exclusive JRPG (Drakengard 3, PS3)

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Need4Game  +   651d ago
Please Port Drakengard 3 to PS4's with enhanced Agni-Philosophy Tech-Demo / Luminous Engine Graphics, pretty please. Drankengard Gameplay with CGi Cutscene Quality Graphics!

Trivia: There's a Dragon in Agni Philosophy Tech-Demo.
Abriael  +   651d ago
Eh, knowing SE I doubt that'd happen. They'd have to redesign the whole game anyway. Easier to just make Drakengard 4.
Need4Game  +   650d ago
With the Trend of Re-releasing old games in HD,
FFX, FFX-2, KH1.5 on PS3.

Its easier to make Money by Re-releasing existing game in enhanced Graphics than making money from Game that not yet existed.

Any common game developer knows that changing game engines doesn't need the whole game to be redesign, because of the nature of Game Engine designed to be use in variety of games.

Battlefield's Frostbite engine in Real-Time Strategy Game Command & Conquer? Awesome.

I hope that diminishes your doubts.
Abriael  +   650d ago
@Need4Game: you talked about CG cutscene quality. That's not achieved by adding some high resolution textures. It requires redesigning every model of the game with an extremely higher polycount, retexturing them from scratch and so forth.
Need4Game  +   650d ago
Just use the CG Movie/FMV models, The models that was use in the Render-Farm Rendered CG Movie. Use the CG movie model that have extremely higher polycount than the realtime-in-game models.

I mean this one;

Reducing polycount, scaling-down texture, is fairly easy from extremely higher polycount, higher res-texture and no Re-texturing needed. Most of their Original Texture is higher Resolution(hope they don't make mistake like the first kingdom heart, where some of the source code lost).

I admit Most, Most Background Architecture Model will stay low-poly, but with higher Resolution Texture. With PS4 power, Tessellation can make a difference. with Tessellation, it can make flat low-poly brick wall, look like high poly brick wall. example: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Although, Its fairly easy for Nature Elements like Trees, Grass, Garden, etc be replace with higher Poly models. Which by now Square Enix should have complete hd/high-poly Nature Assets ready to be use in any games. Skipping this could save them lots of money & time.
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Abriael  +   650d ago
@Need4Game: that trailer doesn't include ALL the models in the game, just a vast minority. Those models also aren't rigged and optimized for gameplay. They'd still have to redesign most of the game's assets.

Sorry mate, you're dreaming. Expecting them to re-release the game with CG quality is pretty ridiculous, I know it won't happen, you know it won't happen, so I'm not sure why we're discussing.
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Need4Game  +   650d ago
NPC & Enemies most probably look bad, I'll slice & dice them as much as I can, as quickly as I can, to make them quickly disappear and spend most of my time looking at the highly detail main Character. Them Scales on the Dragon, so Scaly, so Awesome.

I admit rigging can be an issue(such as too many bones), but Gameplay Model Rig comes from Animation Model Rig(with some reduction of bones). It's been part of cost saving strategy in current Game Development for years.

Forgive me If my lengthy word look intimidating.
Maybe you want to win arguments, and I gladly announce you the winner.

We all don't know everything, and I surely do not have knowledge of the future, If Square Enix don't cash in more Visually-enhanced remakes and have more Money for Kingdom Hearts 3, its their loss....and mine. I so want high quality Kingdom Hearts 3.
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Abriael  +   650d ago
Doesn't look intimidating. It just doesn't make much sense.

They can't make a game with just a few characters in high quality and leave the rest crappy, it would look horrible, and it wouldn't be a sellable product. Having assets of the same level across the board is indispensable for a game with a good art direction.
Need4Game  +   650d ago
You can't make sense is because,
You-Don't-completely-Know -the-things-you-talk-about, which has been Proven-by-your-Previous-Commen ts.

Some people call that "Stupid", but I argue, its-just-lack-of-Knowledge. which with more Knowledge people could be less stupid.

It's Financial Weak Square Enix we're talking about. They have re-sell the same game with few updates, KH1, KH1-Final Mix, KH1.5 , KH2, KH2-Final Mix, FFX, FFX-International, FFX-HD. If they can re-sell their existing Games, they will. Ignoring the Fact is just being Ignorant and Ignorant is incapable to make sense.
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Inception  +   650d ago

First, like every Drakengard fans or gamer who wants to see this game in their native language, you need to sign a petition for SE to localize Drakengard 3. Here's the petition link:

Two, you need to buy it when it release in the west.

Third, we'll have to wait and see how it sell.

Fourth, if SE happy with Drakengard 3 sales than we can talk next gen Drakengard, sequel / remake / remaster. But if they're not happy, than you can kiss goodbye to your dream of next-gen Drakengard.

FYI, Access Games is a small company. So they need support from gamers as much as they can. Not to mention Drakengard 3 got small budget from SE.
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j-blaze  +   650d ago
tbh this game shouldn't be released in the west, they'll treat it like trash and give it very low scores like they always do to most Japanese games not to mention the poor sales and stupid journalists will be using the game to talk about sexism and other nonsense
i'll be importing the game, i know enough Japanese to help me make it thru the game and know some of its story, the internet is also a big help
Inception  +   650d ago
Not every people can read kanji. Even a lot of nihonjin themself still can't read kanji like how they drank sake in one gulp. So i hope people who loves JRPG sign the petition and spread the awesomeness of Drakengard series. But if SE decided not to localize this game, than i will import and play it with a guide.

Btw, F* western journalist and feminist bulls* who will talk nonsense about this game :(
zippycup  +   650d ago
yeah what he said
Maddens Raiders  +   650d ago
My goodnss, I loved this game back on PS2. Looking nice for the PS3. More good news, more good games - that's a winning combo for me.

edit/ thanks for catching that mistake Abriael.
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Abriael  +   650d ago
PS3, not PS4
PraxxtorCruel  +   650d ago
All I want to know is does the title 'The Virgin Four' actually mean what it says?
Abriael  +   650d ago
It means what it says, she's the only virgin in the bunch of characters, and the press release made very sure to specify that in detail lol.

Sexuality is a big part of the game's story.
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Lionalliance  +   650d ago
Wow, so they never got... you know :o
mitchell1188  +   650d ago
Why am I just now hearing about a new drakengard??? Omg wtf!!! I played drakengard 2 till my disc stopped working. I must have this!!! :3
Inception  +   650d ago
Do you want to see Drakengard 3 with english language? Than you need to sign the petition:

Spread this link if you have friends who love Drakengard :)
Darkfist  +   650d ago
'The Virgin Four'............

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