NieR Re[in]carnation is a New Mobile RPG Set in the NieR Universe
I’m sure you’ve all heard that Square Enix are in the process of doing a remaster of the original NieR game, right?
They revealed during a livestream yesterday that “NieR Replicant” will be a remaster of the Japanese exclusive Playstation 3 version of the game.
That version in specific featured a character that was much younger than the international version of the game. And while I’m very excited to play through the original NieR game for the first time, this isn’t really about NieR Replicant, unfortunately.
During the 10th anniversary stream, Square surprised players by also announcing another NieR project: NieR Re[in]carnation.
This will be a title developed and released exclusively for iOS and Android devices and is currently being developed in Japan by Applibot with Cydesignation, a subsidiary of Cygames in charge of the character designs.
For reference, Applibot was in charge of developing Blade X Lord if any of you are familiar with that. I’m not personally, but then again I’m still new to the mobile scene.
Little information has been revealed thus far, but the trailer and official artwork for the game definitely give off familiar vibes.
Thankfully, legendary director Yoko Taro is in charge of the game in the role of Creative Director, with Keiichi Okabe in charge of music and Yosuke Saito as producer.
With Yoko Taro and Keiichi in charge of the game you can guarantee it’s going to be something epic with an even better soundtrack.
They’re currently readying themselves for the SINoALICE RPG release in a couple months, but it looks like this is where their attention was directed after that.
Note that this was just announced in Japan, so it’s highly unlikely we’ll get any notice of an international localization any time in the immediate future, but that isn’t to say it won’t happen.
NieR is a very popular franchise after all, so I wouldn’t put it past them to try and prioritize this release.
For those of you that are NieR fans, you can bet there will be some connection to previous games and it’ll share lore with other games in the franchise.
I’m really excited for this. I was excited when I saw that SINoALICE was coming to the West in the next couple months, but a remaster of the original NieR game AND a NieR RPG I can play while pooping? Hell yeah.
It’s a little disappointing that they chose to release the next NieR title on mobile devices, granted, but this might be a way of gauging roughly how much interest there is for the IP after NieR Automata.
And trust me, there’s going to be a ton.