Producer: New Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile, Romancing Saga Not Being Made Now

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Takamasa Shiba: drop in casual players led to Drakengard's return

In an interview with the game news source Famitsu, Taro Yokō and Takamasa Shiba — creative director and producer for Square Enix's Drakengard 3 action role-playing game — revealed that the company is not currently making new installments to their Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile, or Romancing Saga video game series.

“We didn't think that was good,” said Shiba, “We made the opinion that if there's a good game already there, why should we leave it alone? After all, the Drakengard series is also a game series for hardcore fans.”

The producer also noted that in recent times, it is easy to see what sells and what does not, and games for casual gamers are beginning to decline. He explains that this was what made him decide to make a sequel to Drakengard after eight years.

Drakengard 3 revolves around Zero, a member of the race of goddesses called the “Utautai” who uphold the peace of the world. When darkness theatens the world once again, Zero appears in front of her sister One upon the dragon named Mihail. The game is scheduled for this year.

Source: Famitsu via Hachima Kikō

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