Square Enix recently teased the release of NieR Replicant, a ‘remaster’ of the original NieR game.
In celebration of NieR‘s 10th anniversary, Square will be releasing the new version for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam. There is a bit of discrepancy over the use of the word “remaster” as Square has called the new Replicant an “updated version”.
Still, the game will release sometime this year. Plus, the updated version boasts newly-recorded, fully-voiced performances. Additional, brand new tracks by composer Keiichi Okabe will be featured (thanks to siliconera for the heads-up).
As Square Enix’s YouTube video details:
“In the year of the 10th anniversary of NieR, [Square Enix is] announcing that the cult classic third-person action-RPG NieR Replicant, is to be rebuilt for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (STEAM) as NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
NieR Replicant is the prequel of the critically acclaimed success NieR: Automata.
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)”.YouTube
Other than that, there is little else to go on. Square Enix did confirm that there will be new characters and some possible new endings. Square has not yet confirmed this, however.
We’ll have more on this story as and when it is available.
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