Square Enix announces at TGS 2020 that NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139… is releasing worldwide on April 24th 2021.
NieR Replicant Launches April 24th 2021
Square Enix held a “NieR TGS 2020 Special Programming” broadcast during the digital Tokyo Game Show 2020, revealing some more details about NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…, which is the remaster version. One big detail to drop is that it will be releasing on April 22nd 2021 in Japan, then on April 24th worldwide for PS4, Xbox One and Steam.
Voice actors Nobuhiko Okamoto who voiced the main character, Ryoko Shiraishi who voiced Devola/Popola, and Mai Kadowaki who voiced Emil. Ai Nonaka (Yonah), will reprise their roles. They share messages to fans expressing how they are happy to be returning to these roles a decade later.
The livestream also features some gameplay for the upcoming NieR Replicant remaster, which can be seen at around minute 21:00:
The gameplay shows some of the combat out in the open-world, including some of the weapons players can get their hands on and showed what parrying will look like.
The livestream didn’t give much away in terms of changes to story but what we do know is the remaster is being developed by Toylogic alongside Square Enix as well as NieR series developer Platinum Games. As for what this remaster holds for Replicant, Square Enix producer Yusuke Saito previously describes it as a “version up” opposed to a remake or remaster. The new version is set to include fully voiced lines, new content, new music compositions by the original composer Keiichi Okabe and the possibility of a new ending.
The livestream also showed the upcoming mobile RPG game NieR Reincarnation which has now been officially announced to be coming west, pre-registration will start on September 24th with pre-register bonuses.
The game will release with two different cover artwork, one by Akihiko Yoshida and one by Koda Kazuma. Both versions will be available worldwide, as a main cover or as a reversible cover.
So far a limited edition has been announced for Japan, however there will be some different details for North America and Europe. There are now listing on the official Square Enix US website that shows the Standard Edition for $59.99 and White Snow Edition for $159.99.
NieR Replicant Ver.1.22474487139…Pre-Order Standard Edition – $59.99
PS4 Pre-order now to get the following digital content:
- Dynamic theme
- Avatar Set
Xbox One Pre-order now to get the following digital content:
PC (Steam) Pre-order now to get the following digital content:
- Exclusive HD Wallpaper set
NieR Replicant Ver.1.22474487139…Pre-Order White Snow Edition – $159.99
White Snow Edition [Square Enix Store Exclusive] – PS4/Xbox One/PC (Steam):
- NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… STANDARD EDITION physical game (packed separately)
- Grimoire Pin Set – Grimoire Weiss, Grimoire Noir, and Grimoire Rubrum pins which come presented in a specialized display case.
- Script Set – A set of seven books encompassing the spoken script of the game. Packaged in a special hard case, featuring covers art by character designer, Akihiko Yoshida.
- Special Soundtrack – A two-disc collection featuring newly-edited and arranged music for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, presented in a premium Grimoire Weiss-inspired package.
- Steelbook® Case – A metal case featuring stunning artwork by illustrator Kazuma Koda.
- Lunar Tear Collector’s Box.
Pre-order now to get the following digital content:
- Mini Soundtrack
- Exclusive Dynamic theme (PS4 & Xbox One Only)
- Avatar set (PS4 Only)
NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139… will be releasing on on April 22nd 2021 in Japan, then on April 24th worldwide for PS4, Xbox One and Steam. Now available to pre-order form the Square Enix official website. In the meantime if you’re picking up NieR Automata be sure to check out our wiki.
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