NieR News: Two Games Are Heading West [VIDEO]

NieR: Automata also has decent sales.

Let’s start with NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (yes, that is the title…) – Square Enix (the publisher) and Toylogic (developer) announced that it will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 22, 2021, in Japan and Asia, and for PlayStation 4 Xbox One in North America and Europe, and PC via Steam worldwide on April 23. It’s an updated version of the Japan-exclusive NieR Replicant, and it will also be available in a White Snow Edition (costs 160 dollars/euro).

IT will contain a copy of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, a Grimoire pin set (Grimoire Weiss, Grimoire Noir, and Grimoire Rubrum pins which come presented in a specialized display case), a script set (a set of seven books encompassing the spoken script of the game. Packaged in a special hard case, featuring covers art by character designer, Akihiko Yoshida), a special soundtrack (a two-disc collection featuring newly-edited and arranged music for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, presented in a premium Grimoire Weiss-inspired package), a steelbook case (featuring stunning artwork by illustrator Kazuma Koda), and it all comes in a Lunar Tear Collector’s Box. Those who pre-order the game will get a dynamic theme, an avatar set, and a soundtrack sampler on PlayStation 4, just the soundtrack sampler on Xbox One, and on PC, aside from the mini soundtrack, a wallpaper collection is the bonus. The Japanese box art is illustrated by Akihiro Yoshida, while the North American and European box art is illustrated by Koda Kazuma. The western box art features the Japanese box art as a reversible cover.

„NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is an updated version of NieR Replicant, previously only released in Japan. Discover the one-of-a-kind prequel of the critically-acclaimed masterpiece NieR: Automata. Now with a modern upgrade, experience masterfully revived visuals, a fascinating storyline and more! The protagonist is a kind young man living in a remote village. To save his sister Yonah, who fell terminally ill to the Black Scrawl, he sets out with Grimoire Weiss, a strange talking tome, to search for the “Sealed verses.” Experience the NieR Replicant story for the first time in the west through the eyes of the protagonist as a brother. The original all-star team returns including acclaimed director, Yoko Taro (Drakengard / NieR: Automata), composer Keiichi Okabe (Tekken / Drakengard / NieR: Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X / NieR: Automata). In a distant, distant future, humanity is on the brink of extinction, and a black scrawl disease and strange beasts threaten the world. A young kindhearted boy makes a promise to his little sister. A thousand-year lie that would live on for eternity…

Uncover the truth behind the world of NieR and prepare to question everything in this dark, twisting tale. Journey alongside an unlikely group of allies through a ruined world, plagued by sickness and monstrous horrors. A mesmerizing iconic soundtrack, newly recorded by NieR: Automata composer, Keiichi Okabe. Fight back dreadful enemies with a visceral, uniquely customizable blend of swordplay and powerful magic. Customize your character’s magic, skills, and weapons with the power of Words,” Square Enix’ overview says. You can see gameplay in the second video from 21:18 to 24:47

NieR Re[in]carnation is also head to the West, Square Enix announced. It already has an English Twitter and Facebook account. The Japanese version’s pre-registration is open on both the App Store and Google Play. The former site says it’s launching on December 23 but it could be a placeholder.

Square Enix also announced that NieR: Automata, which launched in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PC (with these two platforms getting a Game of the YoRHa Edition in 2019) and in 2018 on Xbox One, respectively, sold 4.85 million copies. The last time the Japanese publisher announced sales data, it was in March, and since then, 350 thousand units were moved.

At least NieR is getting traction in the West.

Source: Gematsu, Gematsu

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