Sq. Enix has released new footage of the upcoming remaster NieR Replicant that’s releasing in only a few months. The video reveals off 9 minutes of gameplay from the Barren Temple, a location from the first a part of the game.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is an up to date remaster of the 2010 game NieR, which is itself a spinoff of the often-ignored Drakengard series. It’s a story-heavy action-RPG that follows a teenage protagonist making an attempt to save his sister from a pandemic referred to as the Black Scrawl. Many questions nonetheless stay in regards to the NieR rerelease, but luckily, Sq. has answered lots of them with this new gameplay video.
The first half of the clip reveals the protagonist exploring the mysterious space, finally getting into the temple itself and encountering a number of enemies. The fight appears a lot smoother than it was in the unique launch, seemingly up to date to be extra consistent with its successor, NieR Automata. Likewise, the visuals are also closely improved. The Barren Temple space retains its dour ambiance, but now absolutely makes use of the graphical functionality of modern consoles. Moreover, this video confirms that Laura Bailey and Liam O’Brien are returning as Kainé and Grimoire Weiss respectively, a lot to the pleasure of fans.
Notably, that is the first time fans have heard the English voice of this protagonist. For those who do not know, the unique NieR had a special protagonist between the Japanese and English variations, with the Japanese protagonist being a teenager and the western protagonist being an grownup. This rerelease could have solely have the teenage protagonist throughout all areas, so a new voice actor needed to be forged. The precise casting continues to be not formally confirmed, but their efficiency on this video already sounds fantastic. The NieR series is understood for its stellar tales from the thoughts of Yoko Taro, so having a talented voice actor for the first protagonist is essential.
NieR Automata was an absolute phenomenon, so it ought to be fascinating to see how properly this rerelease does from a gross sales perspective. The unique did not promote amazingly, but went on to turn into a cult traditional, so the phrase of mouth will hopefully deliver this title new success. Automata is not a direct sequel, but the two games do tie together in a number of methods, so fans who started with Automata will be capable to be taught some added context about sure characters and locales.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is releasing for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on April 23.