Do you like dragons and pretty ladies? Then you’ll probably want to check out Drakengard 3. It’s got all of those dragons and pretty ladies we were just talking about. The Square Enix and Access Games collaboration boasts an epic RPG storyline to plow through when it releases on May 20 in Standard and Collector’s Editions.
It’s been a while since the Drakengard series has made an appearance and, come May 20, the third iteration will be blasting its way onto PlayStation 3s the world over in a variety of flavors for everyone to choose from. Drakengard is an RPG, after all, which means it legally cannot be releases without some sort of a special edition with physical and digital goodies to woo over the diehard fans.
If you just want the game proper, with no other bells or whistles, then the Standard Edition will be ready to dive into your hot little hands in late May. The Collector’s Edition, however, boasts a whole bunch of extra frills to help fill all of that extra shelf and coffee table space you’ve got lying around. There’s also some pre-order bonuses for those who already plan on picking up the game, no matter which version you decide on.
First up, the pre-order goodies. Anyone who decides to pre-order Drakengard 3 by March 3 will gain access to a special Japanese voiceover DLC pack. Pre-ordering in this early window will also earn you access to two other bonuses that have yet to be announced. If you wait until April 8 to pre-order, you’ll miss out on the voiceover pack, but you’ll still get the two unannounced goodies. Finally, if you wait until April 9 to pre-order, you’ll only net yourself one of the upcoming, unannounced bonuses.
That’s a bit vague, sure, but at least Square Enix’s Collector’s Edition of the game is pretty black and white. This version is limited to just 5,000 copies and includes all three tiers of the pre-order goodies, a complete novella from the game, an official soundtrack sampler, an additional level to play, some extra costume gear, as well as a Drakengard 3 collectable poster.
The standard edition will set you back a discounted $49.99 while the Collector’s Edition will go for $79.99. You can only get the Collector’s Edition on Square Enix’s online store, so head there if you’re hoping to claim one of those fancy bundles.