Drakengard 3's Promo Video Reveals Cast, Eir Aoi Song

posted on 2013-07-01 11:32 EDT by Egan Loo
Maaya Uchida, Rie Tanaka, Nao Toyama voice animated prologue, gameplay

Square Enix began streaming the latest promotional video for its Drag-on Dragoon 3 (Drakengard 3) fantasy action role-playing game for PlayStation 3 on Monday. The video features the theme song "Kuroi Uta" (Black Song) by Eir Aoi (Fate/Zero, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Sword Art Online).

The video begins with an animated prologue to lay out the story premise: In the distant past, the land was wracked with violence and war. Then, five goddesses alighted upon the land and brought peace. The people came to worship these goddesses that they called "Utahime."

The game features Zero and One, two sisters with opposite personalities who possess extraordinary powers as "Utautai." The violent, pink-eyed Zero has a prosthetic arm and a flower growing from her right eye. The red-eyed One is intellectual with a strong sense of justice. Maaya Uchida and Rie Tanaka play Zero and One respectively.

The other characters include Zero's "apostles" such as the comely young man Dito (Mitsuki Saiga), the warrior Decad (Kazuhiko Inoue), the grizzled old Octa (Chafurin) with his ring weapon, the dual-sword-wielding Cent (Ryotaro Okiayu), and Zero's dragon partner Mikhail (Nao Toyama).

Takamasa Shiba (Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord) is producing the game, and Drag-on Dragoon veteran Tarō Yokō is returning to direct the game and write the scenario. Kimihiko Fujisaka (Drag-on Dragoon, Last Story) is designing the characters and Monaca's Keiichi Okabe (Tekken, Katamari Damacy) is composing the music.

Square Enix will offer the game in a deluxe 10th Anniversary Box on October 31 for 19,800 yen (US$202). A standard edition will retail for 7,980 yen (US$82). The 10th Anniversary Box will include the Drag-On Dragoon World Inside production designs, a chip music CD, the "History Films" bonus video content on Blu-ray, a Drag-On Dragoon Novel Prelude, a postcard book, and a download content code.

Two manga adaptations based on the game are running in Square Enix's Young Gangan and Big Gangan magazines.

Source: Famitsu

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