Square Enix has announced that the remastered Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 will be available in the West on April 23, 2021. The game will release for Xbox One, PS4, and Steam, and will feature a reversible cover with both the Japanese art and the western art available to display.
Gameplay remains similar to the original game, but with updated animations that match the flashier style of Nier Automata. It was shown during the Nier Tokyo Game Show stream.
At least for Japan, the game will come with preorder bonuses such as rubber stamps or tarot cards based on the retailer you choose. There will also be a “White Snow” version featuring pins, paper scripts, and the game’s soundtrack. This hasn’t been detailed for the West yet, but it’s expected to be similar to the Japanese version.
Nier Replicant will be releasing in Japan on April 22, 2021, which is 11 years to the day that the game originally released. ver. 1.22474487139. Though it’s being developed by Toylogic rather than Yoko Taro or Platinum Games, it certainly seems to understand what made Automata such a hit, and it should make it easier to enjoy the dark and disturbing story Replicant has to offer.
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