Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Drakengard 3 is Being Made, I Could Not Be Happier
Do you have that one game in your head, the game that uses ideas, characters or a world that already exists, and is simply some form of that? Generally this is a "I wish there was a sequel" idea, like a lot of people pine for Mirror's Edge 2, Psychonauts 2 and the like. I imagine asking if you have one of those is a little bit rhetorical - I figure we all have those.
For me? I'd always held the possibility of a Drakengard 3 close. While an almost impossible thing to consider, given that I don't think the series ever really had much traction -anywhere-, I still couldn't help it. And even with the dissolving of Cavia, I wished, I hoped there was still some sort of faint glimmer of possibility. Just let the Cavia dudes do what they do, that's all I wanted.
Every now and then, it happens. You don't know why, you don't know how, but it does, and it is pretty much one of the best feelings. You want these things because you think they're impossibilities, so to see them given life is almost surreal, but it's entirely pleasant. Of course, the news that it gets better helps as well. News like the entire team behind Drakengard 1/Nier are getting back together for this is something that almost seems to elevate the impossibility to an entire new tier, forgetting that that's nonsensical. Seeing that Yoko Taro was the glaring thing missing from Drakengard 2, and given how it turned out, while he was present for Drakengard 1 and Nier, it's not a small comfort that he's directing this. It's almost the perfect thing to assuage any and all early fears.
There are some slight details leaking out already, but I would like to wait until there's a bit more so I can expound on them fully, when I'm confident that we won't get a whole new stream of information directly after I present the initial bits. For now, I just want to sort of savor the reality of the situation here. Drakengard 3 is a reality and it's already looking pretty damn sweet from what's been leaked.
Things just keep looking up, folks.