Drakengard 3 – Interview with Director Taro Yoko

In this final session of the Drakengard 3 developer interview series, we sit down with the game’s director, Taro Yoko. Offering his insights on how the changing world and the game industry itself has effected the development of the Drakengard series over the past 10 years, this candid and deeply personal introspective is a rare glimpse into the mind of a talented creator.

Drakengard 3 is now available for $49.99 on the PlayStation 3 system as well as for digital download on the PlayStation®Network and Square Enix Online Store. Players can order the game today via the Square Enix Online Store, Amazon.com, and other participating retailers.



  1. Zyzxx

    Taro-san, you are an adorable genius in the industry!

  2. pablo sanchez

    Clasic Taro

  3. VideoGameHero

    Such a great, bizzare interview. 

  4. searock

    Taro you're such a scholar. Why is such a genius Not one of the biggest industry names?

  5. OtreblaTV

    This man needs to work on a independent company like Platinum Games or Mistwalker, where he can have the freedom for make more great games without creative limitations or censure.

  6. Grace Zimmermann

    Faceplants "Sorry I had to re-adjust."


    This is quite possibly the best video game-related interview I've ever seen.  Other people have attempted to express disdain for such "limitations" but I don't think I've seen it put this eloquently or as insightful.

  8. Whitefox789


    By the way great interview and I've raised those questions myself.

  9. MorianGray

    Wow. I didn't think about buying this game before, but this interview with Taro Yoko has made me want to buy it. He's just so earnest and real. I want to support a creator like him however I can, especially by buying his work

  10. Alisa Korpela

    6:20 best part. 

  11. Striketh

    I really enjoyed this interview. It's nice to see someone be 'real' in the industry and I agree with his points, especially how other developers shouldn't look at the industry and think, "Well, this is all gaming is capable of." But, rather, they should always endeavor to do better. 

  12. Ted Mitchell

    Seriously, He should work for an independent studio, where he can create his own price points and limitations. Cause he's a bit of a mad genius

  13. MonsieurAufziehvogel

    Extrem smart and honest developer. Square Enix dumped Cavia including great people like Yoko Taro or Keiichi Okabe. It's a shame.

  14. Dark Mountain Productions

    I knew it!  Taro Yoko is an alien!  It all makes sense now!

    Anyway, I'm really loving Drakengard 3 a lot.  I don't know what it is about Taro's games, but they are so refreshing to play.

  15. PenguinOverdrive

    Playing through Drakengard 3 right now and it's so damn good. Hope Taro Yoko gets a new job in the game industry soon, God knows we need him here.

  16. Kendall Coombs

    That was surprisingly completely worth listening to. loved it. I only say that tho because i didnt know this guy worked on Nier. that game was phenomenal. 


  17. FlareZero

    This man it's so incredible, but, why, why the final boss of Drakengard 3 it's so damn irritating?, why do such a thing?, please, please, patch out that one…..

  18. Pol Coolguy

    I wonder how Drakengard games would have looked with a decent budget, more time and full creative freedom because even when Taro talks about breaking barriers he hasn't really done anything to do so in his own games. They're more of a commentary that embraces those barriers and plays on them, I still love them though.

  19. CoffinSkate

    Am I the only person here that loves this video because of that fucking puppet? I mean seriously, dat puppet man.

  20. CoffinSkate

    Am I the only person here that loves this video because of that fucking puppet? I mean seriously, dat puppet man.

  21. Screwy

    "So say you came up with an idea to create a $60 game that ends in three minutes. But that's just not going to happen."
    If only you knew.

  22. Splashpage

    Yoko taro you son of a bitch why this ending why

  23. GreenFellow

    This man just might be my favorite developer in the industry.  His games are far from perfect, but by God they're memorable.  

  24. Bloodylaser

    Why is he using a puppet because this is funny lol

  25. Bloodylaser

    The puppet speaks the truth

  26. cookie gamer

    Hey could u make this on ps4 and mobile :3

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