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Drakengard 3 coming to PS3 in North America next year

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Square Enix will launch action role-playing game Drakengard 3 exclusively for PlayStation 3 in North America next year, the company announced this morning.

Drakengard 3 is a prequel to the original Drakengard that launched on PlayStation 2 in 2003. Players battle against Zero, a goddess-like entity that attempts to annihilate her five younger sisters with the help of her pet dragon. Players will seek to restore harmony to the war-torn world and engage in combat both in hack-and-slash ground brawls and aerial battles with Zero's dragon.

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Drakengard series.The game's score is by Keichi Okabe, who composed the soundtrack for 2010 RPG Nier.

Drakengard 3 will be available for $49.99 at retail and for download through the PlayStation Network. The game will also be available for pre-order through the Square Enix Online Store.