At PAX East, the creators acknowledge the possibility of a continuation of the franchise after Automata
Responding to a social media question about whether the staff are planning to continue the NieR: Automata series, Saito commented that the NieR series, but "not really" NieR: Automata, has "about 50%" chance of continuing. He later clarified that it would depend on whether Yoko Taro would want to do another game.
Yoko Taro said, "I don't really like creating sequels; especially because I feel that the storyline of NieR: Automata is complete in itself, I don't really want to continue that storyline." He joked that, instead, he could turn the Android characters into bugs and make a bug fighting game next.
The NieR Orchestral Arrangement Special Box Edition previously only available for pre-order in Japan, is now available for pre-order on the Square Enix Store in the West.
The Special Box is priced at $79.99, and contains both NieR Gestalt & Replicant and NieR: Automata arrangement albums, plus a “Special Disc” that is exclusive to the special box. Square Enix have also put up several sample tracks on the site for the CD Box, and you can listen to them by clicking the link here and scrolling to the bottom.
Square Enix confirmed on Sunday that it will release NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., the remastered version of Cavia and Square Enix's NieR Replicant game, in the West.
Square Enix will release the remaster for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). Toylogic is developing the game, which will be a higher-quality version using the original game as a base. The company describes the game, which serves as a prequel to NieR:Automata:
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... invites players into a dark, apocalyptic world as they join a brother's captivating quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease - a quest which will in turn make them question everything.
Developed in collaboration with Toylogic, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... brings together an all-star team including acclaimed director, YOKO TARO (Drakengard / NieR:Automata), composer Keiichi Okabe (TEKKEN / Drakengard / NieR:Automata), and producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X / NieR:Automata).
The new version of the game will be fully voiced, including some re-recorded dialogue. The game stars:
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Protagonist (boy) Koji Yusa as Protagonist (young man) Ai Nonaka as Yonah Hiroki Yasumoto as Shiro no Sho (Grimoire Weiss) Mai Kadowaki as Emil
Sony and Square Enix did not provide a release window.
The now-defunct Japanese game developer Cavia (Drakengard, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles) developed the original NieR game as a spinoff of the Drakengard series in 2010. Square Enix released versions of the game for two different consoles: NieR Gestalt for the Xbox 360, and NieR Replicant for the PlayStation 3. NieR Replicant featured a different character design for the protagonist, and minor differences in the plot. NieR was the last game Cavia developed before being disbanded and absorbed into AQ Interactive Inc. in July 2010.
When NieR Re[in]carnation was announced, we got a glimpse of a girl who some speculated to be Kainé from NieR. Yoko Taro and Yosuke Saito say it isn’t the case in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]
Here are some tidbits from the Famitsu interview:
The girl is not Kainé. Just what made you think that? The thing that looks like a small ghost floating behind is named ‘Mama’. It is kind of like a mother who takes care of you. Yoko Taro: “There’s a number of protagonists.” Yosuke Saito: “There are many.”
Ryokutya2089 also noted that the issue of Famitsu includes gravure shots of cosplayer Enako cosplaying 2B and photographed by Yoko Taro, and it is chaotic.
NieR Re[in]carnation is in development for Apple iOS and Android. We still don’t know much about the game, but you can check out beautiful landscapes and more in a recent gameplay trailer in our previous report.
More information about the NieR Replicant “upgrade” has surfaced. As previously reported, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 … (which will be called NieR Replicant from here forward) is an upgrade, and not a remaster or remake. The developers explained that this is due to the volume of content that will be included. This also includes new music and extended songs. [Thanks, Nibel and Game’s Talk!]
In comparison to the original version, the Replicant upgrade will feature more music, and re-recorded versions of original songs. These re-recordings have been brushed up. Composer Keiichi Okabe also mentioned that the length of some songs have been extended as requested by Yoko Taro.
On January 3, 2020, NieR: Automata’s director, Yoko Taro, quote retweeted a Twitter user who reportedly discovered a NieR: Automata cheat code. Yoko Taro’s addition to the retweet mentions “three years ten months,” a reference to the time that has passed since the game released in Japan on February 23, 2017 and in North America on March 7, 2017.
NieR: Automata features a variety of endings and the cheat allows the player to unlock bonus modes and skip to the last ending immediately after defeating the game’s first boss. While this bears some semblance to glitches commonly employed by speed-runners, an in-game message that directly addresses the player indicates that it’s a cheat code in the classical sense, albeit one that seems difficult to find. Lance McDonald, the person who found it, mentioned that its discovery was the result of “hundreds of hours of reverse engineering.” McDonald went on to say that he’ll work on a full video regarding the cheat in the near future.
NieR Automata is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. According to the game’s official Twitter account, it has sold over five million copies worldwide between physical and digital copies. NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…, an updated version of the prequel, Nier Replicant, is expected to release on April 23, 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Old Man Dream: Well, I went ahead and already spoiled myself over later events in the series. Looks like that gets fairly messy with handling its little plot twist involving Rika, Satoko, and the mentioned story element having some assume there's some sort of...
Mar 29, 2021 12:43:09 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...Umineko crossover. May have liked the idea with better handling of the story development. But it's basically made Satoko a rather unlikable character now.
Mar 29, 2021 12:44:11 GMT
Taka: It's a gigantic mech franchise. I haven't seen Macross myself. I know it's a big one.
Apr 9, 2021 6:17:00 GMT
Old Man Dream: Guess we don't get it. Make things short and sweet: Through some unintentional legal wranglings, Harmony Gold's owned international rights to the Macross name for decades and its Japanese developers, disgusted by the move, had not allowed...
Apr 9, 2021 10:22:58 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...many later Macross anime outside Japan because that would profit Harmony Gold. Macross was one of three anime titles used by HG in the 1980s to edit together the popular Robotech series popular with fans during that time. Under this deal...
Apr 9, 2021 10:24:47 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...later titles in the Macross franchise can finally come stateside with all involved parties finally coming to a truce over how to handle things with the Macross trademark and all later anime in the franchise associated with it.
Apr 9, 2021 10:26:05 GMT
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT