To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nier Replicant, Square Enix recently announced that the tile will be getting the remastered treatment and heading to PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2020. Sticking with baffling titles, the remastered version is called Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139, and will retell the story of the first (technically speaking) game before Automata.
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The announcement came with its own trailer, and though it doesn’t exactly give us any concrete look at the game (or release date) outside of what we assume to be concept art, it does promise us that Replicant is coming – and judging by the tone of the trailer, we should be in for something special.
Not to be confused with the original game, or Nier Gestalt (both basically being the exact same game), Replicant switches up the roles of the central characters a bit. In Gestalt, the main character is Father Nier with his daughter Yonah. In Replicant, however, it’s Brother with his sister Yonah. As for which one is canon, game creator Yoko Taro hasn’t given us a clear reasoning, though there’s plenty of reasons to believe that both endings are canon as long as we follow the idea of the Drakengard series’ multiple timelines.
Square Enix’s official website reads:
Get ready to experience where the NieR series all began – NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is in development now for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam)!
The cult classic third person action RPG is being developed in collaboration with Toylogic, and an incredibly talented team, including:
- Director YOKO TARO (Drakengard / Automata)
- Composer Keiichi Okabe (TEKKEN / Drakengard / Automata)
- Producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X / Automata)
Nier Replicant Remastered is currently in development for PS4, Xbox One and PC.