Drakengard 3 - or Nier 2 as I like to call it - has received a Japanese debut trailer.
While not officially related to Nier, this third entry in the Drakengard series is directed by Yoko Taro - who helmed the first Drakengard and Nier - and the Japanese 10th Anniversary Edition of Drakengard 3 comes with a story by series scribe Sawako Natori that connects the story between all three Drakengard games and Nier (thanks, AllGamesBeta).
Additionally, Taro told Kotaku that Nier was originally supposed to be Drakengard 3. "For me, Nier is Drakengard 3," he said, noting that there was once plans for Nier and the actual Drakengard 3 to be called Drakengard 3 & 4 respectively.
Classical music critics regularly have to review well-known compositions from long dead composers reinterpreted by a contemporary conductor. Be it Fritz Busch orchestrating Mozart's Operas, Serge Koussevitzky recreating Tchaikovsky's symphonies or Sir John Barbirolli's defining interpretations of Mahler, a classical critic essentially weighs one person's interpretation of another's idea.
Likewise, in modern music there's the cover version: Jose Gonzalez transferring The Knife's fizzy bass of Heartbeats to nylon string, Ryan Adams lending melancholic sincerity to Oasis's Wonderwall or Johnny Cash acoustically gravelling his way through the desperation of Nine Inch Nails' self-harming Hurt. The cover version allows artists from different fields to recast well-loved melodies; they put their fingerprint on someone else's handiwork. Sometimes the result is horrible, but often it's mesmerising, casting a sheet of fresh light over all too familiar places.