As CEO Kenichi Sato of developer studio Platinum Games announced in a blog entry, the predecessor of the JRPG hit Nier: Automata, which is only called Nier in the west, will soon be available in a new version for PS4 and Xbox One, but also for the first time appear on the PC.
The original was released in 2010 for PS3 and Xbox 360, the remaster bears the cryptic title NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139.
That's what Nier is all about: Replicant
In the predecessor of the role-playing hit of 2017, the players take on the role of a young man who embarks on an exciting journey in a dark, apocalyptic world to find the cure for his sister's deadly illness.
As is typical of JRPG, the story becomes even more complex in the course of the plot. By the way, you don't have to have played Nier: Automata to understand the story, and vice versa.
Nier originally appeared in two different versions in Japan: Shape and replicant. The only difference is that you play the eponymous father Nier, who is looking for a cure for his daughter; in Replicant you play Brother Nier, who wants to save his sister.
That improves the remaster
Together with the announcement, the first information has already been published on which aspects of the original will be revised.
The following improvements are planned:
- A completely new voice response
- New in-game content
- Revised soundtrack and new songs by composer Keiichi Okabe
- Maybe even a completely new story ending
It is not yet known when exactly Nier: Replicant should appear. On April 22, 2020, however, the original celebrates its tenth birthday – with a little luck, Square Enix will reveal further information about the release date. One Test the original can be found at the GamePro colleagues.