NieR Replicant is a remaster of the original game coming to PC and consoles

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sun, Mar 29, 2020 12:00 PM
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Today, Square Enix announced the reveal of NieR Replicant for PC and current-gen consoles. Replicant will be a remaster of the original Nier game, set before the events of the critically acclaimed NieR: Automata. The action-RPG sees you scour an apocalyptic world as you go on a quest to cure your sister of a deadly disease.

The teaser, uploaded to Youtube, states: “In the year of the 10th anniversary of NieR, we are 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…

Well, at least we can add another name to the obscure japanese titles list, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is a hell of a unique name I’ll give them that. NieR was originally developed by Cavia Inc. with PlatinumGames taking over for the sequel, whilst NieR Replicant will see Toylogic developing the remaster instead.

As if this series wasn’t already complicated enough, this new remaster has replaced the original main character as a young brother, rather than the father, to a dying girl. It’s an interesting way of doing a remaster to say the least, as it will keep things fresh and interesting with a brand new main character whilst essentially keeping the core gameplay and story elements of the first game. 

Square Enix hasn’t released any more details apart from the teaser above and the fact that it will be coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There was no mention of next-gen consoles, so it is likely the game will be released before the new consoles come out later this year.

Additionally, the game will be fully voiced and there will be extra content including all new music. NieR Replicant has no release date as of yet, but it will be released for PC (Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Are you excited for a Remaster of NieR? Did you play the sequel, Automata? What did you think of it? Let us know!

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12:01 Mar-30-2020

Well, nothing new, aside from the fact that one of the best game ever made will be on pc, but now i want Zelda and Persona on pc.......

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19:34 Mar-29-2020

What no b.u.t.t.s? :D

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14:55 Mar-29-2020

Wait this is a remake of the japanese version of the game, not the english one everyone else got outside of japan with the father. Imo that one is the better story as its much more impactful to have a father try to protect his daughter, and from what I hear replicant wasn't as good story wise and actually got a little creepy with the brother aspect. Oh well I suppose at least we finally get the other version but its a shame they aren't doing both :/

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14:32 Mar-29-2020

NieR Replicant is the cannon version among the two Nier games released. there r references in one of Automata's weapon stories which proves tht Replicant is the one tht connects to Automata's story. so yeah, SE cleverly selected the game tht they never released officially outside Japan as the one to be remastered.

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14:14 Mar-29-2020

I hope Square Enix does not repeat the same mistake it made with Nier: Automata and leave this remaster without subtitles in PT-BR.

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13:08 Mar-29-2020

WOAHHHH, I've never been more glad that I didn't touch it before. NieR:Automata is my second favorite game of all time, so I can't wait to get my hands on this baby

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12:52 Mar-29-2020

There's two versions of Nier: xbox 360 - Nier Gestalt; ps3 - Nier Replicant. One for ps3 and one for xbox 360, in the ps3 version you play as the brother and its spoken in japanese. In the xbox 360 you play as the father and its spoken in english. In the west they released the xbox 360 (Nier Gestalt) version on ps3. This is a remaster of the ps3 version.

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12:56 Mar-29-2020

So, no, besides the graphics and possibly improved gameplay, there's nothing new here. And here i was expecting a proper remake. What a disappointment.

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