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NieR New Project – Famitsu Staff Interview

NieR New Project – Famitsu Staff Interview A couple days ago, Famitsu released the online version of their staff interview with the developers behind the new NieR title. This interview was originally published in Issue No.1385 of Fam...

 
 
 

Xenoblade X: More Designers Announced

Takahashi Tetsuya of Monolith Soft, who pushed forward the development of the open-world RPG “Xenoblade X” (read as “Xenoblade Cross”) for the Wii U, has been releasing the names of designers involved in t...

 
 
 

NEWS: Yoko Taro is working on a new game!

According to Game Jouhou, it seems as though Yoko Taro is hard at work on a new game idea! There is no further news besides this right now, but man…! Let’s have fun speculating what this might be!! Some people are sp...

 
 
 

CONTEST: Drakengard 3 - 1st Anniversary

In celebration of the Japanese release of Drakengard 3 (DOD3) on December 19th, I'm holding another open contest for fans of the game to show your appreciation for the creators and developers. The contest has been going on for a while...

 
 
 

CONTEST: Drakengard 3 - Art and Writing Contest

There are just a couple days left of my Drakengard 3 (from here on referred to as "DOD3") contest for anyone who's interested in participating.  Please note, this is a separate venue from the one Siliconera is offering. This is the third o...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: A Closer Look at the Complete Guide

The guys over at Dengeki were all excited about receiving one of the first copies of the finished Complete Strategy Guide book that they took several photos of it as they held the book open. lol   A quick recap for what to expect from th...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Info on the New Story DLCs and the Manga

I've made a bunch more blog posts about the recent news regarding Drakengard 3, so for anyone interested in reading my full coverage, please head over to my site on drakengard-3.com! ————————————————————————————————————————————— Here’s a ...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: New Story DLCs for all 6 Utautai Sisters

Starting March 6th, separate story DLCs will be released weekly for all six of the sisters.  Firstly, One and Two’s DLC content will be available at the same time with the others following thereafter weekly.  Each story will focus more deep...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: New DLCs to Play as All Intoner Sisters

According to Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 560, which was just published today (February 13th), we have learned that story DLCs involving all of the Utahime Sisters will soon be released. Although he couldn’t reveal much at this time, in a brie...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Yoko Taro's "Bad Thought Process" (3 of 4)

What it means to have game developers speak before the media Hello, I am Yoko Taro.  How is everyone doing during these cold days?  Since I just finished a bunch of work, I hopped over to Singapore for a short vacation and am thoroughly e...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Shi ni Itaru Aka Manga, Ch.14 - English

I've recently scanned and made English translations of the newest chapter of the Drakengard manga "Shi ni Itaru Aka" or "Red Obtained by Death", Chapter 14, which you can find here: http://drakengard-3.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=57 S...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Kuroi Hana - An Interpreted Translation

I was asked to translate the lyrics from “Kuroi Uta”, but since lyricist Kikuchi Hana also wrote this in complete katakana, it’s very difficult to make an exact translation. There are a few reasons why I am okay with this: 1) Like poetry, ...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Yoko Taro's "Bad Thought Process" (2 of 4)

Here's the 2nd editorial column by creative director Yoko Taro.  Sorry for the delay in translating this article.  I had a bunch of events this weekend that kept me busy.  This was originally posted on drakengard-3.com. _________________...

 
 
 

Drakengard: The Meaning Behind the Name

rologeass on Tumblr has been a great source of DOD information, news, and insight for a long time, and tonight he posted something quite interesting that piqued my interest: the meaning behind the name "Drakengard", the name given to the in...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Yoko Taro's "Bad Thought Process" (1 of 4)

The 1/23 issue of Famitsu features the first of four editorial columns by creative director Yoko Taro detailing his thought process to creating his unique, best-selling games.  It was just one page in the magazine, but it still took me and ...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Michael's Novel Chapter, The Vanished Ones

One of the items included in the Drag-on Dragoon 10th Anniversary Box was a nice compilation of character themed chapters, one chapter for each significant character (however, the Apostles do not have their own chapters, unfortunately). Mo...

 
 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Famitsu Gameplay Impressions and more!

The new blog of my rough translation of the latest Famitsu article is up! I'm still making some minor adjustments to this one, but I hope it's starting to look more like a decent blog should look. ^^; I'm still learning how to do certain la...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Zero EyeFlower and...YouTube video!?

Yeah, I was bored tonight and just wanted to do something to possibly get more fans interested in the contest that I'm putting together for the Japanese release of Drag-on Dragoon 3, otherwise known as Drakengard 3. Here are some example...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3: Soundtrack, Manga, Speculation, and More!

Well, the first day of December has been officially over for roughly 2 hours now…and we’re that much closer to the inevitable release of DOD3 in 18 days!  Now that we’re heading into the final stretch, recent news has not been all that asto...

 
 
 

Drakengard 3 | DOD3: Recent Updates and News

Well, this is going to be brief since all pertinent information is readily accessible on my new blog, but here's some of the highlights regarding recent news and updates on DOD3: Monday, November 25th will be the 5th NicoNico Live Broadc...

 
 
 
 
 

Drag-on Dragoon 3: Making a Meaningful Theme Song

Hopefully I'm starting to translate these articles a little be more quickly as usual. It certainly helps to have an extra hour of free time at work to study it! So, here is the latest article in the double issue of Famitsu for November 7 & ...

 
 
 

Drag-on Dragoon 3: Zero's Weapons & Special Interview!

Famitsu just published a new article online, talking about the four types of weapons Zero can use as well as a special interview with producer Shiba Takamasa, sound director Okabe Keiichi, and theme song vocalist Onitsuka Chihiro!  Here is ...

 
 
 

Drag-on Dragoon 3: 4th NicoLive Broadcast and More!

Last night was the 4th NicoNico Live Broadcast hosted by Producer Shiba Takamasa and again featuring vocalist Aoi Eir. This time around we were introduced a little more to the two mangas related somewhat lightly related to the game:  Uta...

 
 
 

Art Contest! - Drag-on Dragoon / Drakengard 3

*** PRELIMINARY RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE HALLOWEEN ART CONTEST UP FOR DISCUSSION!! *** Please let me know your thoughts!! Participants: Anyone can participate either through the main Web site or the Facebook sister site, both located a...

 
 
 

Drag-on Dragoon 3: New Fan Site Up!

Hi, everyone.  I've just uploaded my new Fan Site for the game if anyone is interested.  The main pages are all up but with minimal information right now.  I'll be continually working on adding goodies in the next couple of days as well as ...

 
 
 

Waiting for a Release: Drag-on Dragoon 3

Hey, everybody.  It's been a long time since I posted anything here, and it's been even longer since I've really felt excited about the release of a certain game.  So here's a brief look at game I'm especially looking forward to playing nex...

 
 
 

SOL TRIGGER: Mini Review & Unofficial Soundtrack

Not too long ago we had a couple extra days off from work and I found myself bored, stuck at home with nothing to do. So I went on PSN to see if there might be any interesting RPGs that I could download a trial version. I got two games...

 
 

About Rekkaone of us since 8:12 AM on 08.17.2011

Book of the Past:
I originally got into gaming when my brother broke his collarbone from a stupid skateboarding stunt my father allowed him to do ("Hey, son, won't it be cool if you hold onto the back of my car as I drive around town!?"). As a get well soon gift, my parents bought him a NES, from which his gaming days began. Me, I just enjoyed watching him play, mostly RPGs until I tried them myself eventually. My first game was Dragon Quest and I remember quitting shortly after the first dragon killed me. lol

Since then, though, I have enjoyed games for multiple reasons, mostly because I love stories and characters...and games are the perfect way for me to experience the hard work and strife that the characters have to go through. It's fun and I feel like I can play a part in their story. It's a much better story than mine.

My favorite RPGs of the past are (in no certain order):

Chrono Trigger
Xenogears
Shadow Hearts 1 & 2
Baten Kaitos
 
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