If you love NieR creator Yoko Taro’s games, there is a reason to celebrate the new year… or two.
The adorable masked developer and Square Enix’s producer Yosuke Saito were in attendance at Nico Nico’s year-end livestream, and they revealed that they are working together on two games, as reported by Games Talk.
The first is a game that Saito-san actually disapproved at first. Yet, Yoko Taro was very passionate about it, and managed to convince the producer with an hour-long presentation. While the developer’s enthusiasm convinced Saito-san to give it a go, he still appears to be unsure about it.
The second project is one that the two developers actually both wanted to make, and this is planned to be released first.
At the moment, no further hints about the nature of the games were shared.
If I was to speculate, I’d sure hope that one of the two games is Drakengard, but this is just my personal wish, and you should take it with a massive grain of salt.
In the meanwhile, NieR Re[in]carnation will launch in Japan on February 18 with a crossover featuring the characters from NieR: Automata. It’s coming for iOS and Android following a recent delay for the game, which was originally planned for a release in 2020.
We already know that the game is coming west, but unlike Japan, we don’t yet know when it will be released in North America and Europe.
If you’re interested in PC and console games, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… recently received a gameplay trailer showing just how similar to NieR: Automata combat has become, which isn’t a bad thing at all.