Looks like Square Enix is going to double down on the Nier Series, after Automata's huge success. During the 10th Anniversary concert of NieR, they have announced a remaster for NieR Replicant, the prequel of NieR: Automata. It is going to be released on all big consoles and PC with the official title being 'NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...'. While an official confirmation for Western release is not out yet - it is just a matter of time.

The prequel to NieR Automata was pretty weird - the game was released in Japan back in 2010 divided into two versions: NieR Replicant for the PS3 and NieR: Gestalt for the Xbox 360. The worldwide release was the Gestalt version, with an older protagonist while the Replicant version with the younger protagonist remains Japanese only. This remake would bring to the west a version that people have not experienced. The core gameplay of both titles is the same, however.

NieR: Replicant's main character and the cast

It is unclear if this version would just be port of Replicant or a combination of the two games, as previously a combined 'definitive edition' was on development for the PS Vita. Not much else about the project is available except for a teaser trailer. NieR wasn't really a popular series back when it originally released - however, the success of Automata probably saved it. All of Replicant's soundtrack has been re-recorded, along with new additional tracks.

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The game was divided into two separate versions

In this game, players would take on the role of Nier, a young man who is living with his terminally ill sister named Yonah in an abandoned post-apocalypse city. With her sickness getting worse by the day, the protagonist has to set out into the world to find a cure before it is too late. He encounters various other characters en-route: from Weiss, a talking book to a sword woman named Kaine... and finally a boy named Emil with eyes that can petrify whatever he's looking at. The village was then attacked by a giant Shade named Shadowlord, who kidnapped Yonah - and the party has to chase it all over the world to get her back.

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