Drakengard 3 is an upcoming action role-playing game announced for the PlayStation 3. Developed by Access Games, the original team from the now-defunct cavia has been reunited, with Taro Yoko reprising his role as director, along with producer Takamasa Shiba, character designer Kimihiko Fujisaka, and composer Keiichi Okabe who previously worked on the soundtrack for NieR.
Like the first games in the franchise, combat will be a mix of aerial and ground missions with a focus on "high-speed" action. Other gameplay elements revealed so far involve latent Utautai abilities being triggered when Zero becomes bathed in blood. Drakengard 3 is scheduled for release on October 31, 2013 in Japan and in North America in 2014.
When the world was in a state of turmoil following the war between the Union and the Empire, Goddesses known as the "Utatai" descended to alleviate humanity's suffering though the ability to manipulate magic through song. Once peace had been restored, the Utatai were worshiped for bringing an end to the conflict and were entrusted with control of the world under the title of Utahime.
A young Utatai named One, who harbors a strong desire for peace and balance, stands to unite the Utatai and rule under unified order. However, One's older sister and the strongest of the Utatai, Zero, appears suddenly after having forged a pact with a Dragon - threatening the newfound stability and bringing into question the Utatai's motives as well as her own.
Zero - The protagonist of the game, Zero is a powerful songstress with exceptional skill with a sword. She has a violent and promiscuous personality, and has a prosthetic arm and a flower growing from her right eye that resembles a Lunar Tear (possibly as a result of the pact with her Dragon).
One - The polar opposite of her older sister, One's actions are ruled by her powerful sense of justice and order. Though she has a distant and uncomfortable relationship with Zero, she too questions the establishment and purpose of the Utautai. One bears a strong resemblance to Manah of the previous games in the series.