Joystiq Streams: Drakengard 3, bloody horror, and a grand giveaway [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Yoko Taro is an unusual man. Drakengard 3 is his first directorial effort since 2010's Nier, a late in the game PlayStation 3 exclusive action RPG where you sword-fight and lay siege to medieval castles with a giant dragon. Sounds pretty common actually. Except you control a mad woman with a flower growing out of her eye, who gains power as more blood covers her skin, and her best giant dragon pal has the brain of an over-enthusiastic tween. This game is a semi-prequel to his last one, which co-starred a bloodthirsty, hermaphroditic swordswoman and a smarmy talking book. Yoko Taro makes awesome games, with spectacularly unique stars. Hence why we're streaming a whole lot of Drakengard 3 and giving away a copy of it worth about $300.

We'll be streaming Drakengard 3 on the Joystiq Twitch channel and right here in this post at 4PM EST. Meanwhile in the chat, we're giving away a feast of gaming goods.

First up, the Japanese Drakengard 3 10th Anniversary Box Set. Valued at $300, the box set comes with the Japanese PS3 game, a Blu-ray documentary about the series, a massive art book, a soundtrack with cuts from the whole series including Nier, and a novel that takes place before the game. But that's not all, ye RPG freaks. We're also giving away a copy of the limited edition English Bravely Default and a Retro Trio game console that plays NES, SNES, and Genesis games. How do you win these goods? Show up in the chat at 4PM EST on and find out.

Joystiq Streams broadcasts every Tuesday and Thursday at 4PM EST.
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