During today’s The Game Awards broadcast Square Enix offered a new look at the upcoming JRPG NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139….
The action is pretty much crazy, and it’s very reminiscent of NieR: Automata.
When Square Enix mentioned that this was a reimagination of the original NieR, they were not joking.
You can check it out below (and you’ll actually have to click through to YouTube due to the age restriction).
Recently, we heard that the game will be released on April 22, 2021, in Japan and Asia, while the west will have to wait one day longer. NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 will come in North America and Europe on April 23, 2021, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
We also saw the first gameplay and learned that the mobile game NieR Re[in]carnation is coming to North America and Europe.
If you’d like to see more, you can enjoy the original trailer of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, the announcement for the west, and the first screenshots.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s an official description from Square Enix.
“NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is a modern re-telling of NieR Replicant, which originally released in Japan in 2010, and is the highly anticipated prequel to NieR:Automata, the post-apocalyptic action-RPG that has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. In NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, players are invited to experience 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.”