SOUND DIRECTOR EXPLORES THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN DRAKENGARD 3

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SOUND DIRECTOR EXPLORES THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN DRAKENGARD 3 

Updated Website Offers Music Samples and Additions to Online Novella

Sound Director, Keiichi Okabe, shares his thoughts on the working relationship between music and gameplay in Drakengard 3, the prequel to the Drakengard series. 

LONDON (6 May 2014) – Square Enix Ltd., today unveils a developer interview video that highlights Okabe’s involvement with the title and his thoughts on the role of music.  Fans can also hear samples of the game’s soundtrack in the new ‘Music’ section of the updated website, http://www.drakengardgame.com.

There, fans can also learn more about the gameplay of the title, as well as learn more about the backstory of the Intoner’ Disciples.  “Dito,” “Decadus,” “Octa” and “Cent,” the latest chapters for the Drakengard 3 novella, are now available online under the “Novella” section.

The Drakengard 3 Collector’s Edition is now available for pre-order via the Square Enix Store for £59.99, while stocks last. The regular edition is also available to pre-order via digital download on the PSN, and anyone pre-ordering via the PSN will receive the Japanese Voiceover for free.

For more information on Drakengard 3, including the video interview with Okabe and other press assets, please visit the official links below.

Related Links

Official Homepage: www.drakengardgame.com

Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/Drakengard

A prequel to the original Drakengard, Drakengard 3 transports players to a medieval world where six goddess-like sisters known as “Intoners” have brought peace to the earth with their power to manipulate magic through song.  Harmony is disrupted, however, when the eldest sister, Zero, attempts to murder her younger sisters with the help of her dragon companion Mikhail. As the story progresses, players find themselves in a battle to unravel the mystery of Zero and learn her true intentions.

Featuring the series’ signature brand of action Drakengard 3 pits players against hordes of fiends and foes in remorseless hack-and-slash combat. Quickly switch weapons to launch devastating combo attacks to vanquish enemies that can only be defeated with the correct weaponry. Plus harness the power of your dragon for combat, allowing you to charge, bite, trample your foes and even demolish buildings.

Drakengard 3 will be a digital-only release in Europe and PAL territories.

About Square Enix Ltd.      

Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 62 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/. 

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