Square Enix announces yet another remastered game coming soon. This time, it’s for the classic role-playing game, NieR Replicant, as part of its 10th anniversary.
The company shared a trailer on their social media, which shows off captures of the game. It doesn’t look to be captures of the remastered itself, though:
NieR was first released back in April 2010. The game was titled NieR Gestalt for the Xbox 360 in Japan. NieR Replicant itself was an alternate version of NieR released for the PlayStation 3 and had a younger main character. Both games were exclusive to Japan.
Thus, this will be the first time NieR Replicant releases outside of Japan. It’s a little mind-boggling, I know.
The game itself is a predecessor to 2017’s NieR: Automata, though the games don’t really rely on each other in terms of story. However, it was the latter that met with positive reviews, while the former had a more lukewarm reception. It was only after NieR: Automata’s release that the game had grown more interest.
The remaster is, oddly enough, titled ‘Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…’. Or maybe it’s appropriately titled, as many versions of the game were made available.
For more context though, the game creative leads shared that the game is more of a remake, rather than a remaster. That includes new voice-overs, scores, tracks, a new character, and possibly a brand new ending. They shared these details in a livestream celebrating the 10th year anniversary of NieR.
Apart from the re-release of NieR Replicant, Square Enix also announced a mobile game, titled NieR Re[in]carnation, which had a very similar teaser to the former:
No release dates are announced yet for both titles. NieR Replicant is confirmed to release on all platforms (through Steam for PC). NieR Re[in]carnation is also set to release on both iOS and Android.