Xenosaga Episode III

Xenosaga Episode III - Also Sprach Zarathustra

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Xenosaga Episode III - Also Sprach Zarathustra
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North American box art
Developer Monolith Soft
Publisher Bandai Namco
Platform Sony PlayStation 2
Release date Japan 2006-07-06
Hong Kong 2006-07-06[1]
Taiwan 2006-07-06[2]
North America 2006-08-29
Units sold 343,000 (as of February 2007)[3]

Xenosaga Episode III - Also Sprach Zarathustra (ゼノサーガエピソードIII ツァラトゥストラはかく (かた)りき) is a role-playing video game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Namco Bandai. It was released in 2006 for the Sony PlayStation 2 in Japan and North America.

Playable characters[edit]

Main playable characters[edit]

XS3 party member icon Shion.png XS3 party member icon KOS-MOS (V3).png XS3 party member icon Jr..png XS3 party member icon MOMO.png XS3 party member icon Ziggy.png XS3 party member icon chaos.png XS3 party member icon Jin.png
Shion KOS-MOS Jr. MOMO Ziggy chaos Jin

Playable E.S.s[edit]

XS3 party member icon Asher.png XS3 party member icon Dinah.png XS3 party member icon Zebulun.png XS3 party member icon Reuben.png
Asher Dinah Zebulun Reuben

Guest characters[edit]

XS3 party member icon Miyuki.png XS3 party member icon Canaan.png XS3 party member icon Allen.png
Miyuki Canaan Allen


The subtitle, Also Sprach Zarathustra, is German and can be translated into Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Like the other games, it was named after the work of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

Regional differences[edit]

  • Blood is removed from all cutscene in the English release, however the sound effects that accompany it is not removed.
  • The scene where Margulis stabs himself after the fight with E.S. Levi is removed in the English release.
  • Nephilim's body in the ending is obscured in the English release.


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  1. Game list on the Hongkongese PlayStation website (archived)
  2. Xenosaga Episode III on the Taiwanese PlayStation website (archived)
  3. 2007年3月期 第3四半期 補足資料, page 3