Square-Enix have brought together team members behind the Drakengard series (titled Drag-On Dragoon in Japan) to make a sequel to the series that’s been untouched for seven years. Taro Yoko (the director of Drakengard and Nier) is on-board as director and scenario creator, Kimihiko Fujisaka (character designer of Drakengard and The Last Story) and Keiichi Okabe (composer of Nier‘s soundtrack) are on board, as well as Takamasa Shiba (Drakengard producer) as the game’s producer. Basically, the game will more-or-less be developed by most of the original game’s key cast. Niiiiiice.
Featuring gameplay similar to the first two games, the game features two lead characters — one called Zero with a special power called Utautai with flowers growing out of her right eye and the ability to release magical attacks via singing (don’t ask) with a prosthetic hand and reckless personality, with her sister One apparently a complete opposite of her sibling, being serious in nature and intellectual.
As a mildly niche title, another sequel was not something I anticipated and frankly the news could almost have brought me to tears. Well, not quite, but the first two games are two of my all-time favourite games and I’d never have thought a sequel was something I’d see. Now all I need is a Jade Cocoon sequel and I’ll be happy as heck.
Update: GamingEverything have uploaded three scans from the magazine’s reveal: