NieR Replicant Automata Reincarnation: Longings of the people of the West have been heard. Publisher Square Enix has announced the “remastered” version of Nier Replicant to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The announcement was made through a live stream on Sunday. Among the grieving news of Coronavirus cases, the announcement has surely cheered up the fans of the franchise.
History Of NieR Replicant (NieR Replicant Automata Reincarnation)
NieR, a spin-off of the Drakengard franchise, was first released in 2010 with two versions. Western audiences and Japanese Xbox 360 users only got the Nier Gestalt while the PS3 users of Japan were offered the NieR Replicant version.
Though both the versions share the same story outline, the timelines and protagonists differed in different versions.
Replicant is a story of a young boy out in search of a cure for his ill sister. On the other hand, the Gestalt game story is of a much older protagonist out on a thrilling adventure for his daughter.
It will be the first time when the west audience will be able to enjoy the Replicant version. The announcement has, thus, confused them with the storyline of brother and sister as they have only know the storyline of Gestalt(of a middle-age protagonist ).
The Announcement (NieR Replicant Automata Reincarnation)
“NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, an upgraded version of the original, is now in development for PS4, Xbox One and Steam!”, a developer tweeted through NieR Series handle.
It further read,” Enter an apocalyptic world as you play as a brother on a quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease in this unique action RPG.”
The announcement, however, does not carry any fixed release date. However, it is said that the game will be released in late 2020.
Confirmed updates in the remastered version include refreshed voice work, rerecorded music and new tracks from Keiichi Okabe.
The announcement was a part of a 10-hour long live-streaming celebrating the 10th anniversary of the NieR game series.
It also marked the record-breaking sale of 4.5 million copies of the Nier Automata: Become as God’s Edition, since its release in early 2017.
Re(in)carnation And Automata Update
The Publishers also announced that Nier Automata Edition will be available on Xbox Game Pass from April 2nd.
But that’s not all. NieR is also in works of releasing a mobile -game titled NieR Re(in)carnation, a role-playing game, which will be available to both iOs and Android. Applibot is the developer of the mobile version. Check out the teaser trailer.
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