Square Enix has released a trailer for the remaster of NieR Replicant at the Tokyo Game Show. It is also clear when the title will release.
The NieR Replicant remake didn’t just get a trailer today. The release date was also revealed without further ado. The title will launch on April 24, 2021, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). The remaster goes by the full name of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 and contains, among other things, newly recorded dialogues and pieces of music.
The new gameplay trailer gives an insight into the world and the atmosphere of the title. The game’s cover art was also revealed that can be seen at the top of this news. Just like the White Snow Edition, which was announced only for Japan and is currently being finalized for a western release. We’ll likely learn more about this issue soon.
The new edition is being created by the Japanese development studio Toylogic. Only recently, the responsible director Yoko Taro promised that we can look forward to a lot more than just a simple remaster. For example, NieR Replicant has been redesigned so that it also appeals to fans of NieR Automata.
The primary goal was to optimize the gameplay in the new edition so that the action feels more sophisticated. In terms of the camera perspective, everything stayed the same. The voice actors of the original NieR are also part of the game again, which at least applies to the most important characters of the adventure.
In Japan, NieR was released in 2010 in two different versions. These are Replicant and Gestalt. While NieR Replicant was primarily geared towards Japanese tastes, the design of NieR Gestalt was more oriented towards the West, which was reflected in the age of the main character.