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Nier Replicant: Can You Play as Kaine? Answered (Spoilers)

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Nier Replicant: Can You Play as Kaine? Answered (Spoilers)

Nier Replicant and Gestalt were originally released for PS3 and Xbox 360 about a decade ago, and Square Enix and Toylogic have just re-released a version upgrade of Replicant for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This game features the same beloved story fans will be familiar from years ago, but it also has some new stuff added in. If you’re wondering whether you can play as Kaine in Nier Replicant, here’s everything you need to know.

Do note that this article contains *Major Spoilers* for the main story, so look away if you want to go in completely fresh.

Can You Play as Kaine in Nier Replicant?

Short answer, yes, you can play as Kaine. However, you can only do so after seeing the first four endings of the game. This includes Ending D, which requires you to erase your existence in order to save Kaine. After you’ve erased your existence and save data, start a new game file with a new name.

In this new file, play through the game until you reach the second boss fight in the Aerie, where you get to fight alongside Kaine. After doing so, this will put you on the path towards Ending E, and after that fight, you’ll automatically gain control of Kaine herself and play as her for the rest of the route.

This route isn’t too long and should take you around two hours to complete. Kaine doesn’t have access to magic spells, but she does move a lot faster than you might be used to, and has physical abilities that are extremely powerful against the Shades.

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Unfortunately, this is the only time you’ll get to play as her. If you were hoping for some sort of scenario where you get to go through the entire main story with her, that’s not a thing in this game.

That’s all you need to know about whether you can play as Kaine in Nier Replicant. Be sure to check our guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.

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