Nier Replicant Version 1.22474487139 is ostensibly a remake of the 2010 JRPG, but Western fans are right to get a little confused. Basically, there were two versions of Nier in Japan: Gestalt, the version that made the West, Nier featured the elder and strongest with a daughter named Yonah. Replicant, which stayed in Japan, featured on the younger and leaner Nier with the sister His name is Yona.
In any case, this intense course is vaguely important, because it was confirmed overnight that if you wanted to play the older and heavier Nier in the upcoming Replicant, you can. The news comes via a lengthy marketing live broadcast conducted in the Japanese language, which also confirmed that there will be a host of other “bonus content” that will be coming to the game at launch.
These include a pack called 15 Nightmares which introduces the aforementioned Gestalt version of Nier, as well as Challenge Dungeons and Samurai and Kabuki outfits. There’s also a Nier Automata crossover package that includes Kaine’s 2B and A2 costumes, plus the Virtuous Agreement Sword and the ability to swap out some of the Replicant’s soundtrack to those in Automata. You can check out a trailer for all of these below.
Meanwhile, the live broadcast itself confirmed that founder Nier and Drakengard Yoko Taro are working on a new game in Square Enix. As I mentioned Jimatsu, Taro described it as a “somewhat unusual game” and went on to “create something mysterious that I have no idea how to explain or sell.”
Nier Replicant comes out this week, April 23 to be exact, and I’m so excited. Here are the system requirements if you need them, and you can see the trailer for Bonus Content below.