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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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • 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

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