Today Square Enix released a new gallery of images dedicated to the upcoming JRPG NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
The images focus on the locations showcased during the latest gameplay reveals, including the desert city of Façade and the hero’s village.
We get to take a look at the art for the King of Façade and Fyra, which we’ll meet in the city.
We take a look at combat, which combines various actions. We have strong and weak attacks, the ability to circle dodge behind an enemy, and counterattacks after a guard.
Our hero can also use magic thanks to the Grimoire Weiss, summoning spears and giant fists. By accumulating power and then releasing it all at once, it’s also possible to increase the magic’s effectiveness.
Weapon types available are swords, greatswords, and spears. They can be strengthened at certain shops, which unlock their Weapon story.
Words also make a comeback, letting you add effects to weapon after receiving them by killing enemies. There are over 100 Words in the game.
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, and PC.
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.”