It’s not always easy being a fan of niche Japanese games. Often you’ll be forced to promote pathetic online petitions in order to plead to publishers for a localisation, and that’s if your favourite franchise even secures a sequel at all. Drakengard followers may have been jubilant over the recent news that the third instalment in the series is set to soar overseas – but there’s always a dragon-sized downer waiting in the wings.
In this case it pertains to a hypothetical PlayStation 4 sequel, which series director Yoko Taro has admitted that he doesn't have enough cash to make. “Thank you for your message,” said the polite producer in response to a question regarding the next entry in the legendary series. “I hope to make [a follow-up] for the PS4, but I can’t have enough money for development.”
Ordinarily, this is where studios would take to Kickstarter, but Taro points out that there’s no hope of that as Drakengard is a Square Enix property. As our friends over at Joystiq point out, the only other way to enable the franchise’s budget to be re-evaluated is by purchasing the Western version when it flocks onto store shelves later this year. The fate of one Japanese developer’s future is in your hands.
[source twitter.com, via twitter.com, gematsu.com, joystiq.com]
I'll definitely buy it. I may not have heard of the series until a few months ago, but it sounds like my kinda game.
Just watched some old game play and it looks pretty decent, reminds me a little of 'silver' on dreamcast, especially some of the voices for the English dudes. I won't be buying this on ps3 but I'd love for it to be released on vita please.
well I love this series so I'm getting Drakengard 3 for sure
I just hope they make enough from it for a fourth on PS4
Well, i buy it too ! This guy deserves to make a sequel!
Hopefully Drakengard 3 is selling well enough for Square Enix to approve a Drakengard 4 for PS4
It'll bomb harder than a Xbox fan's comment on Push Square. I implore everyone not to get your hopes up at all.
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