Square Enix has revealed that Drakengard 3 will launch on May 20 in North America and May 21 in Europe.
With the price of $50, the game will be a digital-only release in Europe, but will have both digital and retail releases in North America. Drakengard 3 is the first title in the popular action-RPG series to be made in eight years, and will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive.
The PlayStation Blog also revealed pre-order incentives for those who purchase the game prior to certain dates:
If you pre-order Drakengard 3 before March 4th, or if you already have, you’ll be locked in for three bonus items — all at no extra charge. The first item is something I know those of you who appreciate an authentic gaming experience have asked for time and again, and your voices have been heard. You’ll be getting the Japanese Voice Over DLC pack.
As for the second and third items… they’re a secret! We’ll reveal the second item on March 4th, and the third item on April 9th. Basically, the earlier you pre-order, the more you get. If you wait past March 4th, you’ll only get two items. The Japanese VO DLC will have expired. If you wait past April 9th, you’ll only get one item.
Last but not least, retailing for $79.99 exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store, the Drakengard 3 Collector’s Edition was crafted with the fans who’ve loved Drakengard since the PS2 days. Of course, it’s also accessible to newcomers as well, with the original Japanese box art and that gorgeous, bloody flower on the case.