The glory of mankind may be stuck at home today, but Square Enix has just announced that it is in development of a remastered version of NieR Replicant, just in time for the series’ 10th anniversary. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (what a long title!) is based on the Japanese-exclusive version of the NieR game, which has not seen a western release until now (the console version of NieR released a decade ago was NieR Gestalt), which will see a release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
For the first time in the West after the original game’s Japanese debut in 2010, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… invites players into a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother’s captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease – a quest which will in turn make them question everything. Developed in collaboration with Toylogic, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… brings together an all-star team including acclaimed director YOKO TARO (Drakengard® / NieR:Automata™), composer Keiichi Okabe (TEKKEN / Drakengard / NieR:Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST® X / NieR:Automata).
The release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… gives those new to the game the opportunity to experience the origin of the NieR series, following the launch of the critically acclaimed NieR:Automata, which has surpassed over 4.5 million shipments and digital sales worldwide since its initial release in 2017. For Xbox gamers yet to experience the epic war between machine lifeforms and androids, SQUARE ENIX also announced today that NieR:Automata will be available April 2nd, 2020 on consoles with Xbox Game Pass memberships.
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