Square Enix and ToyLogic have revealed that a remaster of Nier Replicant is on the way for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game originally released in Japan on PS3 nearly 10 years ago. Replicant is set in the same setting as Nier but changes the main character, turning him into a brother for Yonah instead of being her father.
Nier Replicant follows on from the 5th ending of Drakengard, while Nier Automata is an indirect sequel to this game. Platinum Games, which developed Nier Automata, is not involved with the development of Replicant. That will be ToyLogic’s purview. Square Enix has not released much more detail about Nier Replicant outside of platforms and the fact it will be fully voiced as well as contain extra content, such as new music. There is yet no release date confirmed though I would imagine it would be late this year, or early next year. There is no evidence to suggest that Nier Replicant will be releasing on PS5 or Xbox Series X either even though the consoles are on course to still be released this year.
If you have not played a Nier game before here is what Dom wrote in his review for Nier Automata.
NieR: Automata is the epitome of a sequel you didn’t know you needed. The original NieR was itself a spin-off to the Drakengard series, and one that, whilst gaining a cult following, certainly didn’t achieve the kinds of sales that most risk-averse publishers would consider worthy of a sequel. Yet here we are, with a second Yoko Taro-helmed NieR game, this time boasting the action-gaming heft of PlatinumGames firmly behind his uniquely dark vision.
Yoko Taro’s unique storytelling ability has matched perfectly with the committed development culture at PlatinumGames, making NieR: Automata a mature and thought-provoking action-JRPG. Its tight combat and compelling narrative sets it apart from both its predecessor and the Drakengard series, and it’s utterly essential for fans of the genre.
You can read the full review here.
Source: Square Enix