The mobile game Nier: Re[in]carnation is just one of the many exciting titles debuting as part of the franchise’s 10th-anniversary celebration this year. So far, little information regarding the new game has been released. Series creator Yoko Taro announced that the game would be coming to both iOS and Android and that it would be free-to-play. The game is thought to have microtransactions, which were speculated to take the form of “gacha” elements, such as randomly drawing cards or summoning playable characters, weapons, or items.
On April 18, we got our first look at Re[in]carnation’s gameplay via a video uploaded to the official Square Enix YouTube channel. Check it out here:
Unfortunately, the video features a mysterious atmosphere and arguably raised more questions than it answered. It stars an unidentified girl (with the silver/white hair shared by many previous Nier and Drakengard protagonists) moving through abandoned, ruined buildings, accompanied by a creature that resembles a traditional Halloween ghost costume. Fans are speculating that it might be a unique version of the robotic Pods which assisted the main characters in Nier: Automata.
Especially notable was the trailer’s music, a beautiful, elegant vocal piece that conveyed a melancholy mood and feelings of peace, sorrow, and reminiscence. This excellent piece was almost certainly composed by Keiichi Okabe, who has been responsible for the award-winning soundtracks of the previous Nier titles. Fans eagerly await any other new tracks which Okabe might be creating for Re[in]carnation.
Nier: Re[in]carnation is being developed by Applibot and will be published by Square Enix. No official release date has been announced; however, more news might be shared during the upcoming Nier 10th anniversary live stream on April 22, which will be hosted by Taro.
The mobile game is only one of the titles which will be released this year to celebrate Nier’s 10th anniversary. Nier: Replicant v. 1.22474487139 will debut on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC later this year.
Are you excited for Nier: Re[in]carnation? Got any theories about what the game might be like based on this sneak peek? Let us know!