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Square Enix Share Interview With Takamasa Shiba, Director of Drakengard 3 – Announce Tier 2 Pre-Order Rewards for the Game

by SamMarch 5, 2014

The North American publishing branch of Square Enix have just released a new interview they held with Drakengard series producer, Takamasa Shiba, who recently worked on Drakengard 3 that was released in Japan last December and internationally this coming May.

Coming in at almost six minutes in length, Mr. Shiba discusses his experiences with the franchise, the prequel novella which will be discussed in a bit and how Drakengard 3 came to fruition after eight years and almost an entire video game generation gap.

The Novella is a multi-instalment text which is now available which will provide some insight into the events that take place prior to the game beginning. Currently the first chapter “Zero” is now available for your reading pleasure via the official Drakengard 3 website.


PAL regions are getting shunted with a digital exclusive release of the game… something that myself question given the relatively strong potential fanbase garnered by the 2010 release of Nier. However North America on the other hand are also receiving a physical edition, and have decided to split the pre-order bonuses into three different tiers – the earlier you pre-order the more you get.

With the Pre-Order Incentive Program now locking out new orders for the Tier 1 rewards, Square Enix have confirmed the goodies available to those who have already ordered or plan to order during the Tier 2 period (Until the 8th April 2014). The bonuses come in the form of a “Nier Costume Pack”, featuring costumes based on Kainé, the Nier Replicant attire and the Emil Hat (Dragon Item).

Your average, perhaps slightly geeky 23 year old University student who spends his days studying but his nights watching, reviewing and reporting on video games, anime and manga. Has been writing for The Otaku's Study ever since it opened in 2006 as Sam's Anime Study.
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