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 Twitch.tv/Joystiq and find out.

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