Ten years ago this April, Square Enix first released Nier: Replicant, a deeply plotted adventure RPG spinoff of the Drakengaard series, which would go on to spawn a popular franchise of its own. Now, the developer has announced that the popular series will celebrate its tenth anniversary with not one, but two new releases.
First up is a remake of the original, officially titled Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139, which will be releasing for the PlayStation 4, Steam, and Xbox One. Fans have already begun speculating what the long string of numbers contained in the title could mean, with spoiler-heavy theories abounding all across the Internet. No official confirmation about the title's meaning has been made.
The original Nier: Replicant was exclusively released in Japan. The game's eventual Western release was not Replicant, but a remade version re-titled Nier: Gestalt. The primary difference between the two was an overhauled relationship between the game's primary characters, who became father and daughter rather than brother and sister.
The trailer for Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 features the original brother-sister relationship between the protagonists. It has not been confirmed whether or not it will once again be updated for Western audiences.
Watch the first official teaser trailer here:
In addition to the highly anticipated remaster of the original title, Square Enix has also announced the release of a free to play mobile game entitled Nier: Re[in]carnation. The teaser trailer for this installation in the franchise reveals little information. However, the Japanese website for Re[in]carnation describes it as a role-playing game that will contain microtransactions.
Watch the Nier: Re[in]carnation teaser trailer here:
No official release date for either Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 nor Nier: Re[in]carnation has been announced. However, both are expected to debut this year as part of the franchise's tenth-anniversary celebration.
Which new Nier title are you most excited for? What do you think those numbers could mean? Let us know in the comments below!