Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…, the upcoming remake of Nier Replicant, has locked down a release date: April 23, 2021. And if you memorize the entire title, the game’s free! (Just kidding.)
The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.
First revealed during the Tokyo Game Show, the game is a remake of the PlayStation 3’s Nier Replicant, itself an alternate version of the original Nier, previously only available in Japan.
The gameplay itself will remain similar to the original, but the graphics will be updated to bring the game in line with Nier Automata.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is up for preorder now. A special edition, called the White Snow Edition, features pins, scripts, the soundtrack, a steelbook and more.
Here’s how Square Enix introduces the game:
Ten years ago, YOKO TARO (Director), Yosuke Saito (Producer), and Keiichi Okabe (Composer) would introduce the world to a unique, ambitious action-RPG by the name of NIER – or as it was known in Japan, NieR Gestalt. Its alternate version, titled NieR RepliCant (Released April 22, 2010), never made it to western shores.
In 2017, the same all-star development team would reunite to create the sequel, NieR:Automata, which exploded onto the scene like so many dismembered machine lifeforms and quickly established itself as a modern gaming masterpiece. Assisted by series newcomers, Toylogic Inc., that original team has returned to the roots of the series in triumphant fashion –NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… is poised to arrive on PS4 on April 23, 2021 to deliver the narratively complex, action-packed prequel that western NieR fans have been clamoring for.