To have fun the 10th anniversary for the unique Nier, Square-Enix held a 10-hour livestream which included a live performance efficiency and a chat with the sport’s artistic leads. During that dialog, the shock announcement was made, through a stupendous, however obscure trailer, that the unique Nier will likely be re-released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, as Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139.
That title’s a little bit of a mouthful, however there’s fairly good motive for that. The Replicant half is not truly new. When the unique sport was launched within the west, it was merely referred to as Nier, and was a stand alone sport. In Japan, it was truly two titles: Nier Gestalt, which launched on the Xbox 360, was the Western launch, by which the protagonist is a middle-aged man within the distant future trying to treatment his daughter of a lethal sickness. Nier Replicant, then again, was unique to the PS3, and featured a a lot youthful protagonist attempting to treatment his youthful sister as an alternative. As such, this new launch is actually the primary time Nier Replicant has ever been launched outdoors Japan.
As for the model quantity, it merely appears extra applicable, contemplating the builders had been hesitant throughout their dialog to name the brand new launch a remaster or remake, however extra of a rebuild. There will likely be quite a few updates to parts of the sport, together with a re-recorded rating, together with fully new tracks from Keiichi Okabe, re-recorded voice appearing, a brand new character, and probably a brand-new ending. In addition to the re-release, one other challenge titled Nier Reincarnation, was additionally introduced for iOS and Android. Though no particulars concerning the sport have emerged concerning the challenge, it debuted with a equally obscure trailer that confirmed transient glimpses of a decaying world–similar to earlier video games.
The authentic launch of Nier wasn’t precisely a rousing success, within the West or Japan, nevertheless it did acquire a large cult following within the years following its launch. The sport’s sequel, Nier Automata, was a smash hit, nonetheless, having bought virtually 5 million copies since its launch in 2017. No launch date has been introduced simply but for both Nier Replicant or Nier Reincarnation, nonetheless, the builders are aiming for 2020, consistent with the 10th Anniversary.