International localization of Drag-on Dragoon 3 as Drakengard 3
  • Petitioned Yosuke Matsuda

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CEO of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. (株式会社スクウェア・エニックス・ホールディングス)
Yosuke Matsuda

International localization of Drag-on Dragoon 3 as Drakengard 3

    1. Alice Thompson
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      Alice Thompson

      Australia

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As Square-Enix have recently begun to increase their focus on region-specific games, we the international fans of multiple franchises, such as the smaller franchise of Drag-on Dragoon (otherwise known as Drakengard) are concerned that Drag-on Dragoon 3 may not be localized as Drakengard 3 outside of Japan and made readily, easily available to international customers.

Our concerns have been based on the previous history of the Drakengard franchise as the following:

Drakengard:
Square-Enix published Drag-on Dragoon in Japan
Square-Enix published Drag-on Dragoon as Drakengard within America
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. published and distributed it as Drakengard within PAL territories of Europe.

Drakengard 2:
Square-Enix published Drag-on Dragoon 2 in Japan
Ubisoft published it as Drakengard 2 in both America and PAL territories of Europe.

NieR:
Square-Enix published NieR RepliCant (PlayStation 3) and NieR Gestalt (Xbox 360) in Japan, NieR Gestalt was published as NieR on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by Square-Enix in both America and Europe.

Whilst Square-Enix have published the majority of the franchise internationally, due to comments by Yosuke Matsuda in late May 2013 regarding marketing treatment of globally-appealing games and the lack of Drakengard 3 information at E3 2013 the concerns of the possibility of Drag-on Dragoon 3 being localized internationally have become heightened within the fan community.

We would like to officially show our interest and consumer demand for the title.

Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2013/05/27/square-enix-to-increase-focus-on-region-specific-games/

Creative Director Yoko Taro of the Drag-on Dragoon / Drakengard, NieR titles has expressed that we talk to Square-Enix (source: https://twitter.com/yokotaro/status/350298201070379008) and with his encouragement and support for the international localization of the game, we officially humbly request Square-Enix to localize Drakengard 3 internationally and in addtion to this, we do please ask that if the title is localized - that it is released either uncensored or censored to the degree of the previous titles* released within the series to try and achieve an equivalent classification rating of the CERO rating once Drag-on Dragoon 3's classification has been confirmed and announced.

*An example of such previous slight censorship and/or editing of previous titles would be the "Church of Angels" becoming the "Cult of Watchers" within the international release of Drakengard, Drakengard 2.

To:
Yosuke Matsuda, CEO of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. (株式会社スクウェア・エニックス・ホールディングス)
We humbly request the international localization of Drag-on Dragoon 3 as Drakengard 3 to officially show our interest and consumer demand for it.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Drakengard 3, coming 2014!

      Alice Thompson
      Petition Organizer

      The end result has been that Drakengard 3 will be localized physically in the United States and will be available digitally across Europe in 2014.

      No current information regarding a collector's edition as of yet sadly.

      http://www.drakengardgame.com/

    2. Reached 2,500 signatures
    3. 1000 Signatures Reached & Yoko Taro's Support

      Alice Thompson
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone! We've reached over 1000 signatures on the petition and it's been less than a week!

      Hopefully the more that we can get, the better to show our interest in it being localized to Square-Enix. I, personally remain hopeful and as does Yoko Taro (the Creative Director of Drakengard & NieR):

      https://twitter.com/yokotaro/status/353538457789927424

      He has continually supported our petition to both the Japanese and the international fanbase:

      English:
      https://twitter.com/yokotaro/status/353540587296784384
      Japanese:
      https://twitter.com/yokotaro/status/353539681591377920

      So please, share the petition out or send tweets to any of the Square-Enix Twitter press accounts or the North American press e-mail via their official website sharing your own thoughts on having Drag-on Dragoon 3 internationally localized as Drakengard 3!

      (For anyone contacting Square-Enix via either Twitter or e-mail, please be polite).

      Twitter / yokotaro: @Enetirnel @BerserkChip ...

      @yokotaro We've already gotten over 1000 signatures on the DoD3 localization petition in under a week! I hope that we can get SQEX's notice!

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures

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