Drakengard 3 dated in U.S., collector’s edition announced

Pre-order to receive Japanese voice DLC, other bonuses.

Drakengard 3 will launch for PlayStation 3 at retail and digital in North America on May 20, Square Enix announced.

A three-tier pre-order program will begin today. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Tier One: players who place their pre-order from today through March 3 will receive a special Japanese voiceover DLC and automatically unlock the two yet-to-be-announced bonuses;
  • Tier Two: from March 4 to April 8, pre-ordering the game will unlock the two remaining unannounced bonuses;
  • Tier Three: from April 9 until launch, players will receive the final unannounced locked bonus only.

Pre-order the game before March 4 to receive all three bonuses.

Drakengard 3

A Square Enix Online Store-exclusive collector’s edition limited to 5,000 copies was also announced. For $79.99, it includes:

  • All three tier pre-order incentives mentioned above
  • The Complete Novella
  • Official Soundtrack CD Sampler
  • Prequel Stage DLC – Play as Zero’s sister, One, in this additional level
  • Caim Costume DLC – Protagonist of the original Drakengard (Once equipped, stamina consumption decreases by half when using a skill)
  • Giant Baby Hat DLC – For your in-game dragon companion
  • Drakengard 3 Collectible Poster

The standard edition will cost $49.99.

Earlier this morning, the company confirmed a May 21 digital-only release in Europe.

Watch the first English trailer below. View a new set of screenshots, the game’s standard edition box art, and shots of the collector’s edition at the gallery.

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